Software, Digital Content, Geopolitics, Economics & More from of a Libertarian Serial Expat and Entrepreneur
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InternetWeek: "The experiences of Imperial Sugar, Nordstrom.com, Hewitt & Associates and other enterprises suggest that Web services represent a third major wave of Internet adoption. The grassroots support for Web services bears striking similarities to the proliferation of TCP/IP and HTTP, which drove commercial adoption of the Internet and then the Web in the first [...]
Jon Udell: "There is another kind of cost, though, about which we know much less. I call it the cost of context assembly, and it is the bane of all groupware systems. Think about customer service. If I’m having trouble using a Web service, my phone call or email message to a help desk agent [...]
Infoworld: "Fast Search & Transfer ASA will launch an upgraded version of its Alltheweb.com search engine on Monday that offers near real time searches in over 3,000 online news sources."
If you still buy CDs, make sure to avoid those that don’t work on computers. This page lists them and "organizes the resistance".
Red Herring: "If neither corporations nor VCs embrace [edge] platforms, there could be a continued malaise in edge-application funding. If that happens, it might take Microsoft to push venture capitalists back into the fray — a twist, since for years VCs avoided funding application companies, primarily out of fear of competing against Microsoft. But the [...]
Extreme Tech provides a very detailed view of the past and probable future of hard drives and their interfaces. For the geek in you.
If it’s not new, I didn’t notice it before. This "view as text" feature (based on their cache) is convenient since you don’t need the Acrobat plugin to read the converted files. Besides, this allows the keyword highlighting (from Google’s toolbar) to work. 11/03/01 update: Miguel Marcos tells me it’s been around for several weeks. [...]
Bob Frankston: "By framing the problem as telecommunications defined by telephony and television and then legislating this model we have stymied the marketplace. Just removing regulation is not enough if it fails the anti-trust test. As long as the first mile of connectivity is a limited resource those who have an interest in using it [...]
I'm CEO of an online trade publishing firm in the marketing and defense verticals. We try to make news and data digestible and useful in an environment that is more noisy each day. This personal blog mixes my thoughts and interests on politics, business, software, and more, based on my business and personal experiences. Over the years I have posted items that turned out spectacularly wrong, and a few posts that stood the test of times better. Personal views only.