Found on Urban Dictionary, subsequently removed for reasons unknown: belluzzo (n.) Someone who acts against the interests of the organization he’s with, often in favor of some other organization he may be secretly working for instead — a mole. Named after former SGI CEO Richard Belluzzo, who killed IRIX and MIPS at SGI in favor of NT on Itanium. Right before that, he was Executive VP at HP, where his main accomplishment was killing HPUX on PA-RISC in favor of NT on Itanium.

MIT dream

Last night I dreamed about MIT. Texas Instruments had finally decided to build an RPN-based calculator, and for obvious reasons had chosen MIT for a major promotional event. I had been browsing the MIT bookstore and had seen a promo kit, so I snuck in to the labs to see the hardware in action. It was “landscape” format, like the classic HPs (12c, 15c, 16c), but had a wide bitmapped display that could show 20 digits easily.