IBM, Google, and other technology companies have been lobbying for U.S. federal spending to be directed their way. This is a bad idea, and out-of-keeping with how technology companies have traditionally sought investment.
This week, the Oxford English Dictionary said woot to retweeting, while software said we were mean and ugly, leading us to slide toward the "trough of disillusionment."
Is your most coveted gadget standing atop the peak of inflated expectations or wallowing in the dreaded trough of disillusionment? Gartner has some predictions.
The plant near Blythe in far-southern California will generate electricity by using trough-shaped mirrors to heat a fluid to generate steam to turn a turbine.
Innovation at the trough; the 2007 Pig Book listings for Department of Defense.
Showdown in the desert: BrightSource's power tower solar power plant design looks to displace traditional mirrored trough designs.
The up-and-coming solid-state storage format has pride of place in gear like the MacBook Air, but drive makers warn of a looming "trough of disillusionment."
Online auctioneer cancels its deal with ValueClick. It plans to handle affiliate marketing on its own trough the eBay Partner Network as of April 1.
As in, the ultrathin laptop is literally thin enough to slip trough almost any small opening more than 9.99mm thick. Dell's Adamo XPS has had plenty of prerelease hype, from teaser photos to hands-on previews, and the final retail product is certainly an impressive feat of laptop engineering.
It's hugely challenging to jump from one wave to the next even when you see it coming with perfect clarity. The next wave may even be bigger in terms of customers, revenues, and everything else. But there's a trough in between.