My iPhone Review

After a month, the torrent of iPhone reviews has begun, so who am I to miss a chance to jump on the bandwagon. Actually, a reader suggested that I blog about the iPhone as a business tool, and I know that a lot of people out there either have one or are sorely tempted to… Read More

Death of an Inbox

In a comment on my first post about the slow death of email as a communication medium, Julie asked: I guess you are talking about email in the context of personal communication rather than business? What are your thoughts on IM for business use, as a replacement for email? My position is that email is… Read More

Interesting . . .

By way of O’Reilly, this is cool, if you like data visualization. Internet Architects, a Japan-based design firm, maps “the 200 most successful websites on the web, ordered by category, proximity, success, popularity and perspective” to the Tokyo metro system, complete with placement symbolism for insiders. Another tidbit from last week, is this article from… Read More

Plugins for Employees

The reaction to the MetaLink plugin has been overwhelmingly positive. Thanks to all who have linked, commented or downloaded. It seems we’ve tapped a reservoir of productivity tools that have existed for a while, but haven’t been shared. I’m interested to know if you have browser plugins or add-ons that make you more productive. Let… Read More

Plagiarism is for Chumps

Steve Chan, one of the most read and hardest working bloggers in the Oracle blogosphere, has been plagiarized by some chump. I won’t give this loser any air time by pointing to his post, blog (comments turned off, what a surprise) or website. Note to chump: a quick whois and traceroute tell me who you… Read More

Nod to Justin from OTN

Thanks to Justin, editor of Oracle Technology Network (OTN), for his post on our internal Idea Factory. We hope the factory generates good feedback; we know some of the 70,000 people who work here have killer ideas. Now, we’re trying to mine them. Justin has been building OTN into the largest online community of developers… Read More

My Very Own Facebook Post

Since every post about Facebook’s runaway success begins with “I’ve never been a MySpace guy . . . “, here goes: I can’t stand MySpace; it gives me eye seizures. I love what Facebook is doing. They spend several years carefully building a niche network for college students that protected the target users from spam… Read More

Humor Break

A couple funny items mined from yesterday’s reading: The Onion releases latest round of iPhone specs From uncov: MizPee: Where’s the poop go? Toilet metadata kills me. I’m reminded of a post by Terrance Wampler on metadata.

Internet Generation Gap

Dave Winer and Fred Wilson, along with some others (see Techmeme coverage), have been sparring about age and innovation (or lack thereof). I mentioned the age chasm with regard to privacy in my last two posts on Big Brother (1, 2), and actually had an entry in mind about the great divide between the Web… Read More

Welcome to AppsLab

It has become clear that the innovation being driven in the software marketplace, largely called Web 2.0, is undeniable. It not only causes a change in how people work, but obviously in how applications are built and used. Due to this reality, Oracle has formed a team to understand and drive innovation in Web 2.0… Read More