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  • wtfbbqlol - Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - link

    There's so much good background information, and new insight packed into a relatively small number of words. A lot of tech journalists could learn a thing or two from your style. Please keep it up. Reply
  • mfenn - Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - link

    *cough*JasonMick*cough* Reply
  • mrbean1500 - Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - link

    +1 haha

    the guy just sits at home all day and posts his opinion on a news site...
  • nsiboro - Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - link

    Anand, please do share more of what's cooking in that wonderful mind of yours.

    Good insight.
  • Wolfpup - Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - link

    Yeah, interesting article, but I still don't understand why-everything else being equal-someone would move from a company as exciting and at the forefront of technology as AMD, to a company that doesn't seem to do anything interesting at all.

    I mean maybe the pay was better, or he didn't like his coworkers or something, or it was closer to family, or who knows what, but otherwise I don't get it.
  • Sabresiberian - Saturday, April 21, 2012 - link

    I'm not so sure all of AMD is about being at the front of technology. I wonder how much the "don't risk too much by spending a lot of money on development, and compete with price instead" mentality has to be fought to get anything new done in AMD. Getting bone tired of fighting that kind of turtle thinking could be a reason for wanting a change in pace, as it is.

    Also, I don't think other, less demonstrative companies aren't just as exciting. Synaptics may not blow their horn to the general public as much as AMD, but that doesn't mean they aren't working on their own ideas - which is suggested in Anand's article here.

  • Fujikoma - Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - link

    If they started with something smaller to demonstrate viability. Possibly... build a touch screen chess board where the hologram pieces move/fight like battle chess did, a cookbook that shows how to zest/cut/pare along with showing the recipe, medical devices that show a patients internals where the doctor could remove layers from their desk... there's a lot they could play with just to get the ball rolling.
    I think the other companies need an incentive to build better product, like making money supplying parts for the next tech. hit. As debatable as Apple products are, they are pushing screen technology. The gaming, entertainment and CAD industries have been pushing the graphics industry. Bad coding has pushed the memory and storage industries for years.
  • Meaker10 - Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - link

    Synaptics make the only decent touchpads, so off to a good start there. Reply
  • Einy0 - Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - link

    Why are execs running from AMD like rats from a sinking ship? Is it really that bad? I have trouble believing Intel will continue selling 3Ghz Quad Core CPUs for $300 without AMD to offer an alternative. Perhaps ARM is the new Intel alternative. I doubt that... I still don't see the tablet taking over the desktop in productivity anytime in the next 5 to10 years. Reply
  • JKflipflop98 - Thursday, April 19, 2012 - link

    The idea of a holodeck is dumb. Augmented glasses would be far better. You're still immersed in a virtual world, but you're not constrained to one certain room in your house to use it. Reply
  • Sabresiberian - Saturday, April 21, 2012 - link

    The idea that "augmented glasses" could provide the sensory input of a true holodeck is dumb. A holodeck experience is far more than just what you see.

    What, are you going to go around room to room while you pretend you're in another world? Good luck not tripping over the kids' toys.

    If you want to get some decent ideas about what a "holodeck" type experience will really look like, read Tad Williams' "Otherland". Not only does it point out the limitations of glasses, it points to better solutions for movement than a large room you wonder around in. In any case, there are huge technological advancements to be made before that kind of experience can really be possible.

    That being said, research is being done in all of those areas, and it will become possible; it will be done.


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