Feeds

MS exec moots Windows for Washing Baskets

Bluetooth boxers, already?

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

Buried towards the bottom of the big dull pile of Microsoft 25th anniversary celebrations (the interesting bit, such as it was, seems to have been Steve Ballmer jumping out of a cake), we find something rather more promising. Microsoft would seem to have written a book. About itself.

Inside Out, Microsoft - In Our Own Words seems to be all about the Great Company in the words of its own staff, with a stack of new essays from Bill Gates and all of the other guys from the high command. All of the other guys who haven't left already, that is.

It'll be out in the US on September 20th, October 5th for the rest of the world and we're sure it'll be a rich seam to mine. We can't wait, but then we don't entirely have to.

Among the helpful excerpts Microsoft has published already we have one from Craig Mundie, senior VP consumer strategy and weird thought thinker in chief.

Craig says: "Today, most clothing has an itty-bitty label with washing instructions, which most people never look at. If the labels were smart, they could tell the washing machine to regulate the water temperature as well as the amount of soap."

There you have it, Windows for Washing Baskets, a Register exclusive, we think. But more of this stuff, please Craig. Say all your clothes have labels that have some processing power on board, and presumably a Bluetooth capability to allow them to communicate with the washing machine. Surely they could communicate with each other as well? Distributed Windows in your clothing? Wear do you want to go today? ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
Facebook's Zuckerberg in EBOLA VIRUS FIGHT: Billionaire battles bug
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention contacted as site supremo coughs up
Space exploration is just so lame. NEW APPS are mankind's future
We feel obliged to point out the headline statement is total, utter cobblers
Win a year’s supply of chocolate (no tech knowledge required)
Over £200 worth of the good stuff up for grabs
Down-under record: Australian gets $140k for pussy
'Tiffany' closes deal - 'it's more common to offer your wife', says agent
Internet finally ready to replace answering machine cassette tape
It's a simple message and I'm leaving out the whistles and bells
Swiss wildlife park serves up furry residents to visitors
'It's ecological' says spokesman, now how would you like your Bambi done?
The iPAD launch BEFORE it happened: SPECULATIVE GUFF ahead of actual event
Nerve-shattering run-up to the pre-planned known event
STONER SHEEP get the MUNCHIES after feasting on £4k worth of cannabis plants
Baaaaaa! Fanny's Farm's woolly flock is high, maaaaaan
FedEx helps deliver THOUSANDS of spam messages DIRECT to its Blighty customers
Don't worry Wilson, I'll do all the paddling. You just hang on
Red Bull does NOT give you wings, $13.5m lawsuit says so
Website letting consumers claim $10 cash back crashes after stampede
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
Win a year’s supply of chocolate
There is no techie angle to this competition so we're not going to pretend there is, but everyone loves chocolate so who cares.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.