There are moments in my life where things just aren’t challenging enough. In those moments, I tend to make life altering decisions. Here is the latest…I’m going all Mac.Yes, Ian… if you are tuned in, you heard correctly.I’ve had a Mac on my desk for a while - a Mac Mini that has been the … Continue reading Time for a “Switching” Challenge
I have to say I’m damn impressed with the iPhone SDK PRESS EVENT. Yes folks, before we start hyperventilating about how this SDK will change the trajectory of computing devices for the next two decades… let’s not forget this is a 1.0 effort, has significant limitations (no multitasking, really?) and was only a PRESS EVENT.Nonetheless, … Continue reading Re: Apple iPhone SDK, Why has everyone missed this?
The spring is finally coming to London. Unfortunately, that isn’t translating into warmer weather, but at least the sun isn’t setting at 4pm.Somehow, this also coincides with my return to blogging! Perhaps the ice between my fingers is starting to thaw?I won’t make any wild promises that you’ll see an article each day, but I’m … Continue reading Is the hiberation over?
Starbucks disappointed Wall Street with lower than expected same store sales. Basically, the combination of the economy slowing and the rapid expansion of their footprint has slowed down growth. They are going to counter this with a national ad campaign.How about this? – MAKE THE COFFEE BETTER. In the past five years, Starbucks coffee has … Continue reading Have you tried “make the coffee better?”
Today’s Wall Street Journal has an excellent article pontificating on Google’s plan for the Wireless spectrum auction in the United States. I highly recommend the article if you are a WSJ subscriber.In readin the article, I’ve lost all respect for ABI Research’s Nadine Manjaro. The last paragraph of the article states,ABI Research senior analyst Nadine … Continue reading Google doesn’t get networking? Huh?
I’m very much enjoying the launch of the iPhone here in Europe today. In the UK, the phones go on sale at 6:02p, as O2 is the official carrier of the device.However, its really disappointing to see how little buzz the phone has generated in the popular media. There has been very little press coverage … Continue reading Apple buzz and the oceans
Over the course of the last two days, I’ve now had three conversations with very smart people about Google’s launch into the mobile phone market with Android. As I’ve disagreed with all three of them, I’ve decided to write up my reasons for being so bullish about it.I think the mobile telephone market is at … Continue reading Google Android and why I think it will succeed
Google is always in the news and hence many business journalists are writing stories about them. I always enjoy reading the Google business story where the journalist applies traditional business logic to Google, when, in fact, much of what Google does is non-traditional and impossible to understand – even for them.Let me give you an … Continue reading Understanding Google (the endless entry)
Lately, I’ve had more than a few debates about health care and the government’s role in providing it. I do believe that the American system of private provider health care, while flawed, is preferable to government programs. The reason – competition.Private company motivations are simple and transparent – they want to make money. If they … Continue reading The importance of competition
My blog has been ignored once again for almost a month! I find its not hard to come up with new topics – just hard to actually write an article and post it. Wish me luck as I plan on writing a bunch in the next few weeks to make up for skipping a month… … Continue reading Blogging = hard work!