Back when I was in business school, I can distinctly remember a professor saying that there's no proof that advertising works. I was crushed.
Between the Lines
Larry Dignan and other IT industry experts, blogging at the intersection of business and technology, deliver daily news and analysis on vital enterprise trends.
Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic.
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David Berlind's not the only member of the Between the Lines team at the ID Mashup this week. I've been here as well, watching the identity happenings.
George Ou clearly thinks the dirt he keeps finding under the Craigslist/Net neutrality rug is amounting to a story that's stranger than fiction. To the extent that it's disturbing, it is indeed strange.
I was at the Under the Radar event last week, which showcases Web 2.0 companies, meaning they have something to do with consumers, multimedia data types, social networking, RSS, AJAX drag and drop, some Flash, mashups, attitude and fuzzy business models.
Earlier today, here at the Identity Mashup Conference being put on by the Harvard Law School's Berkman Center for Internet and Society, I moderated a panel discussion where the panelists contemplated what happens once software developers start to mashup disaggregated chunks of identity data into browser-based applications that we probably can't even begin to imagine.
In the last three years, EMC has acquired 27 company, spending about $4.7 billion.
As I carted my technology (computer, podcasting gear, and digital camera) on a wheelie (to save my back) from the public parking in Cambridge, down Massachusetts Ave. to the Identity Mashup Conference at Harvard's Law School where the content is all about such issues as identity, trust, who are you?
Tom Foremski has the scoop on Sun's forthcoming layoffs. The axe is scheduled to fall on Thursday, which is the same day that Jonathan Schwartz will be giving a speech at the Supernova 2006 conference in San Francisco (I'll be there).
Last year, while attending Harvard's Blogging, Journalism and Credibility Conference, MIT Media Labs principal investigator Judith Donath gave one of the best presentations I've ever seen. I wrote it up as Disclosure and avoiding the untruthful sparrow syndrome.
I just finished reading Why hasn't Linux made it mainstream on the desktop? and I think I can answer the question: Because the average consumer cannot walk into their favorite computer store and buy a robust brand-name workstation with Linux pre-installed with their favorite personal productivity software.