Tuesday morning, the opening keynote

I'm sitting here at the front of the keynote hall at Moscone, listening to Jonathan Schwartz's keynote. He just finished going through a blizzard of statistics. I don't have a good enough memory, so I can't reproduce them accuratly here, but I was really impressed. A bunch of numbers I hadn't heard. In particular, the explosion in telephone handsets is astonishing. Worldwide, somewhere around 20 million Java handsets per month. wow

Another amazing thing is the gaming performance. There was a little mess up in the demos, but if you get to see some of the new games, they are very amazing. There's a new OpenGL binding, open sourced on java.net, that is just what the gaming folks want (it was designed by a bunch of them).

June 17, 2005