"I don?t fear a future where life is experienced from behind a screen but one where nobody is comfortable being alone with their thoughts."
I broke down and bought one for my wife, a longtime smartphone user, to replace her Treo 680, which isn’t very old. Palm has already released a couple newer Treos, so even at less than a year old, that little guy was a relic. Leading up to June 29, I got more and more sick… Read More
I’ve been following Facebook closely since the platform launch in May, especially the enterprise aspects and Facebook as an alternative to LinkedIn for professionals. Rather than do a giant brain dump, I’ll post a piece each day (or so) until I’m tapped. The best place to start is with the platform. I covered this briefly… Read More
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
Wind-powered phone charger Courtesy of Geeks are Sexy How to Crash Windows Vista in 10 Seconds or Less Courtesy of Information Week and the Secret Diary of Steve Jobs
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
I recently caught a demo of Hans Rosling’s software which provides a pretty amazing visualization framework for understanding relationships between data. In this demo, Hans analyzes, by country, infant mortality vs GNP over the course of about 100 years. Like all great presentations, if forces you to re-think how you view something – in this… Read More
More live integration from Google Docs to online information sources
Comparing the class implications of MySpace and Facebook users
Use a Next bookmarklet to navigate your Reader feeds in context
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
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.
Very cool, how to include live data in your Google Spreadsheet
With apologies to Andrew McAfee, I hate the term Enterprise 2.0. Actually, I’m not crazy about Web 2.0 as a moniker either, but that’s not why I think Enterprise 2.0 is lame. Remember when B2B was the next great Internet business model? B2C was so 1997. All the cool companies were in the B2B space… Read More
Jake’s post on the Internet Generation Gap is relevant for me. I’m 33. The 20-something MySpace crowd would consider me a dinosaur. I’m sure each young generation criticizes its elders for being slow to adopt new and better ways of doing things. Proof point: I don’t have a MySpace account, I don’t text message much,… Read More
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
"As promised, we have delivered a new salvo of Oracle + Ruby on Rails how-to’s on the OTN Web site" Excellent!
"There are a large number of technical talks at Google. Many of these are videotaped, and some are made available for external viewing."
How to remove your image from Street View
Thanks to Eddie and Steve for weighing in on the discussion I started yesterday. I think fundamentally, we disagree about who has more damaging information. I say Amazon does. Eddie and Steve say Google. My argument is that purchase history (even without exposing credit cards) can be more damaging than search/email/feed reading/documents. I say that… Read More