Entrepreneur, executive, and investor; octo-dad; former Googler, now VP Product at

Desktop Matters has kicked off today; I’ll put up some blog entries with interesting notes from the various talks.

The conference started with a keynote that I delivered with Dion. We addressed six reasons why we think the Java desktop platform matters, and announced a new cross-platform look-and-feel called Nimbus that will probably ship in beta around JavaOne ’07.

I’m very excited about the Nimbus announcement as it represents a way for Swing applications to look very impressive out of the box. I’ll follow-up with more info and post the slides very soon.



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  1. March 10, 2007

    hi ben,


    looking forward to the slides, some code and some downloadable apps.

    thank you,


  2. February 9, 2012

    Hehe, hon kan hon med ja! Ja visst, har redan börjat med ”Dra av suomtprrna”-tricket med Ben! Han kommer nog bli ännu bättre då han är mindre och smidigare om man säger så! Stina kan ju ibland vara lite klumpig! XD Kram

  3. February 9, 2012

    IbVezU islnnlgppipu

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