Just to show that I'm not completely biased towards Microsoft Technology (although I do passionately believe most of it is really great), here's a blog entry which may possible raise some eyebrows. With the huge talk around the future of virtualisation, I was instantly hooked by a reference to the history of VM technology posted on an internal discussion group within Microsoft. Here's a link is to fantastic paper dating back to 1997 titled "VM and the VM Community: Past, Present, and Future". Well the future has to be what happens in the Longhorn timeframe, but for now, if you want to appease your quest for knowledge in this most fascinating technology area, have a read. It's from an IBM slant and I hadn't seen this paper before, but boy was it good reading.