- Serena: Taking the Cloud Seriously | HaveMacWillBlog (aka Robin Bloor’s Blog) - "Arteaga’s opinion - and it seems sound to me - is that a company that offers its products from the cloud needs to live in the cloud itself, to some degree. The company will then understand the practical aday-to-day cloud issues and will also be able to speak authoritatively on how cloud operation impacts the way you work."
- HipMojo.com » 20 Dumb Things About Web 2.0 - I agree with a lot of the stuff here--such as "Much the same way that loose money and easy credit created the real estate and housing bubble, open source software and cheap hardware created an environment of over-supply of me-too products that have absolutely no bargaining power in M&A or fundraising."
- valhenson: To SSD or not to SSD? - An argument against buying SSD-based laptops.
- The Politics of the Retouched Headshot - The Atlantic (October 16, 2008) - What it means to not be retouched isn't necessarily straightforward.
- tecosystems » Break for the Clouds: Top 5 Reasons The Cloud Benefits from a Recession - Another good piece on cloud computing from Stephen.
- Freemium is Not a Business Model | Mark Evans - "The problem is freemium doesn’t work for the vast majority of companies, especially ones focused on the consumer market. In theory, it sounds good but in practice few people actually pay for more features. Sure, there are exceptions to the rule but those are few and far between."
- Download Incendia - Multiprocessor Fractal Engine - I've seen some very nice artwork created with this.
- Music Ally | Blog Archive » Exclusive: Warner Chappell reveals Radiohead’s ‘In Rainbows’ pot of gold - Meh. 1.) Still no actual data; 2.) Given it was high profile experiment, is essentially impossible to extrapolate results. So, interesting anecdote but doesn't really tell us anything about business models.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Posted by Gordon Haff at 11:51 AM