Wednesday, March 26, 2008

In the War of Software Superpowers, a Space Race Dawns - washingtonpost.com

A timely snapshot

Normally my digital peregrinations take me to destinations such as Facebook, YouTube and Boingboing.net. But lately I've been spending time visiting the Crab Nebula, Cassiopeia A and the Sombrero Galaxy. These addictive celestial visits come courtesy of two remarkable interactive astronomy programs from two companies that would love to vaporize each other -- Google and Microsoft. When the Cold War superpowers the United States and the former Soviet Union, contemplated moving their conflict to outer space, there was justifiable fear and dread. But a similar escalation by software superpowers may turn out to be a boon for all.

In the War of Software Superpowers, a Space Race Dawns - washingtonpost.com

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