Software, Digital Content, Geopolitics, Economics & More from of a Libertarian Serial Expat and Entrepreneur
Glenn Fleishman: "So what I’ve been told is that it’s considered incredibly bourgeois to offer good service. It’s a lessening of oneself to be subservient in that fashion. This may be an interaction of culture problem, as the best service I receive in the States is service of equals: it’s a salesperson or server who [...]
Infoworld: "Peer-to-peer is becoming a foundation technology, weaving its strengths — including flexibility and better utilization of existing resources — into the enterprise technology fabric. The challenge lies in shedding the stigma still attached to the p-to-p name and carving out a foothold in the business world."
In: fun26 Nov 2002
Patrick Hurley, Salon: "What is laughable is that anybody would listen or care what an analyst from Jupiter would have to say. Jupiter and its brethren were the ones that essentially predicted everything incorrectly as it pertained to the Internet. [...] A good strategy would be to find out what Jupiter is suggesting and do [...]
Sandy & Dave’s Report: "While Smart Displays can handle most PC applications, they can’t handle wireless video. Video is not currently supported by the remote desktop protocol (RDP) which provides the link from the PC to the remote display." So that’s why. I discovered it the hard way, when I tried to use Adobe Premiere [...]
In: Uncategorized26 Nov 2002
"But if you want to insert a DVD in your PC and watch it on the TV, the PRISMIQ system doesn’t let you do it. It’s not that Prismiq overlooked the capability. Rather it’s because the encryption mechanism on copyrighted DVDs prevents you from transferring digital information from the PC to another device over a [...]
Newsweek: "As long as the government is more interested in shuffling the jobless between useless projects and playing with the numbers instead of tackling real labor market reform, it will be a long time before Germany is working again. Absurd laws such as those passed last week only feed the vicious cycle, in which ever [...]
Context Mag: "Accor, which runs economy and midmarket hotels, generated $90 million of revenue through online bookings in 2001, double its online revenue in 2000. Online sales so far this year are running at 3 1/2 times last year
Stephen Dulaney: "YahooMegaVote an email subscription service where you provide your zip code and the service returns an email with the names of your representatives in Washington and how they voted on the recent bills." The level of transparency in US politics keeps defying the mind of the continental European I can’t escape being.
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.