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Latest Posts

Sun's definition of 'quality'

Sun's Jonathan Schwartz blogs about how his company came up with a simple measure of quality, based on asking customers the following yes or no question: 'Would you recommend Sun?'    "So what defines quality at Sun?

August 1, 2005 by Dan Farber


The state of surveillance

Worth reading: BusinessWeek looks at the state of surveillance, ranging chips and biochemical sensors that identify your "halo" to artificial noses that sniff out explosives. And don't forget about the satellite images that see all from afar.

August 1, 2005 by Dan Farber


Seen any perfect storms lately?

The perfect storm. That's the latest descriptor popping up for the supposedly "disruptive" forces at work altering the balance of power and contributing to the rise of new business models and concepts.

August 1, 2005 by Dan Farber


Bloggers and journalists responsible for shades of gray between them

Over on Scripting News, Dave Winer says he's interested to hear what I have to say about how the tables got turned on Microsoft when Microsoft's Robert Scoble (claims to be blogger) ended up issuing corrections to the reporting done by The Register's Andrew Orlowski (assumed to be a journalist).   In a related blog entry -- and in a demonstration of the realtime vetting (of anything) that only the blogosphere is capable of -- Scoble starts to keep score of the ensuing diligence.

July 29, 2005 by David Berlind


Beyond hybrids, more Intel nods to AMD?

Earlier today, I summarized the part of my discussion with Intel's enterprise marketing director Shannon Poulin that had to do with the market requirements for server chips that generate a minimal amount of heat with as little compromise to processing power as possible.  Prowess and heat have always at odds with one another when producing chips.

July 28, 2005 by David Berlind


We are the Web

Worth reading: When I got home I cracked open my new issue (yes, I still enjoy a good dose of printed pages) of Wired (August 2005) and came upon Kevin Kelly's article "We are the Web." He gives his view of where the digital world came from and where it's heading.

July 28, 2005 by Dan Farber


What's all about?

The commodities in short supply for anyone who has moved fully into the digital world are time and attention. So much data, interaction and transaction, so little time and filtering.

July 28, 2005 by Dan Farber