Some of you may remember Rockwell, a.k.a. Kenneth William Gordy, the son of Motown Records head Berry Gordy, and his only hit, “Somebody’s Watching Me“. Released in 1984, the song featured Michael and Jermaine Jackson singing chorus.
I always liked that song, and thanks to the Long Tail of music, this one-hit wonder gem lives on via iTunes and P2P file-sharing. It’s on my iPod.
Recently, I’ve been working with a lot of teams outside my strong ties, and I’ve been surprised at how many people in diverse groups read this blog. This is both flattering and hot-flash, clammy-skin frightening.
For example, groups like Legal, Marketing and PR apparently read. It’s even come to my attention that Fake Larry reads. Remember way back in the salad days when Fake Steve Jobs wasn’t Dan Lyons? The real Steve Jobs was on the short list of potential writers. Cause for a Rockwell moment for me.
This is a good thing, albeit nerve-racking. I like to think AppsLab is helping to change perceptions of Oracle, similar to what Jeff Nolan accomplished at SAP, with less turmoil. I don’t think I have the moxy that Jeff does.
I hope you guys enjoy what you read hear or at least approve it. Here’s to hoping everyone remains “happy” with the content.