The computer industry should increase its use of plastics and reconsider its use of some recyclable materials.This is not a contrarian position but a reasonable one, imho.
Tom Foremski: IMHO
Former Financial Times reporter Tom Foremski writes about Silicon Valley business trends and the intersection of technology and media.
Tom Foremski reports on the business and culture of Silicon Valley at the intersection of technology and media.
Yes.I've been writing about Silicon Valley turning into "Media Valley.
Meaning based computing is one of the topics I discussed recently with Mike Lynch, head of Autonomy, the UK's fastest growing software company.Autonomy is in the search business but in a different way from that of Google or Yahoo or Microsoft.
I met with a Russian delegation to Silicon Valley recently, which was seeking to copy some of our best practices. [Please see: Turning Oil Into Innovation: Russian Delegation Seeks Silicon Valley's LessonsAn interesting issue emerged during our conversation.
There is an emerging crisis in Silicon Valley - there aren't enough engineers. Companies such as VMware, and the many thousands of Silicon Valley startups, are competing with the well established giants such as Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Oracle, Symantec, and many others, for engineering talent.
Here is another way to look at the costs of working for Yahoo, in the wake of its actions in China:There are also other factors to consider as a Yahoo employee, your ability to create children, or even find a partner to practice with.There are a lot of single people at Yahoo and likely to remain so.
Can moral "pigmies" and "police informants" attract the best and brightest talent? Just in case you missed it, last week Yahoo!
VCs are telling me they have lost interest in Web 2.0 companies.
The Geek Life of Silicon Valley is very engrossing but I enjoy being outside it too--especially at weekends. For your weekend geek-free viewing pleasure here is a recent night at Pearl's in North Beach, San Francisco and Marcus Shelby & company...
I hope not because here is another presentation from the recent Graphing Social Patterns conference:Lance Tokuda, CEO of Rock You, the top Facebook app developer. His team can design an app on Friday afternoon, protoype, code and launch by Monday, and grab a few million users by the end of the week...