- HP’s bid for EDS: Opportunity costs loom | Between the Lines | ZDNet.com - Overall, I'm probably a bit more positive (mostly because of Mark Hurd) but I basically agree with Larry's analysis.
- When Crowdsourcing Fails: Cambrian House Headed to the Deadpool - From the comments: "A key assumption for us, which proved out NOT true: given a great idea with great community support and great market test data, we would be able to find (crowdsource) a team willing to execute it OR we could execute it ourselves. We needed amazing founding teams for each of the ideas – this is where our model fell short." i.e. execution trumps ideas.
- Why Yelp Works - Bits - Technology - New York Times Blog - Egoboo apparently survives as part of a viable business model given the right conditions.
- The Canon FD Documentation Project - Main Menu - Very comprehensive archive of Canon FD manuals.
- Are Americans Afraid of the Outdoors?: Scientific American - Although the data is intriguing, drawing a correlation with video games is very bad statistics.
- The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs: Why Dell will not bounce back - This is really funny--with just enough truth to be really brilliant.
- Megan McArdle - "The Brijit concept is similar: take people who have time but no money, and marry them to people who have money but no time. Or rather, pay the people who have a lot of time on their hands to read stuff, and then tell the people who have money but no time what they really need to look at, and what they can safely skip."
- Tiki: Interesting Thing of the Day - "in keeping with the modern “retro is good” meme, Tiki is experiencing a renaissance. I couldn’t be happier. I missed the Tiki fad the first time around, and of all the imaginary cultures I’ve experienced, Tiki is among my favorites. "
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Posted by Gordon Haff at 8:46 AM