- CEOs Want Better Sales Forces | Forrester Blogs - "In my recent travels, I have been asking tech CEOs a simple question: "Are you satisfied that your sales force is advancing your strategy?" The answer has been a resounding "No!" They give it a C- grade."
- MIT OpenCourseWare | Media Arts and Sciences | MAS.531 Computational Camera and Photography, Fall 2009 | Home - Computational photography course at OCW.
- The Coffee Table Book of Man Caves by Johanna Schlegel — Kickstarter
- Netflix Switches Over To Convenient New Physical Locations | The Onion - America's Finest News Source - "LOS GATOS, CA—Officials at Netflix announced Thursday that the company has finally reached its long-term goal of constructing a chain of easily accessible stores. "Having actual physical locations was always our ultimate intent, and we are proud to provide our customers with the convenient option of driving to a nearby Netflix store and renting any available movie for just $3.99 per title," said Netflix spokesman Henry Regis, adding that the ease of physically walking through aisles and picking out DVDs will more than make up for the stores' minimized selection of titles. "We will also be implementing late fees to help ensure films are returned on time—that way no one misses a chance to rent the hottest new releases." Regis confirmed that the new physical locations will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and include easy after-hours drop-off boxes."
- Rough Type: Nicholas Carr's Blog: Sex, math, code - "I'm going to title my next book "The Code of Sex: Ten Secrets for Using Math to Keep Her Satisfied and Hungry for More." I promise you that it's going to be the most pirated book of all time."
- Zooming in With Computational Photography | CSAIL
- McNealy: Sun could have won out over Linux | The Industry Standard - InfoWorld
- The Colour Clock
- Six Brands That Don't Mean What They Used To - Woot
- Why is IT governance so difficult to implement? - O'Reilly Radar - "What is the core value that ensures IT governance will work? The ability to compromise."
- Ranked: Every Oscar Best Picture Winner from Worst to Best | Nerve.com - As might be expected, I agree with a lot of this while also disagreeing with a fair bit.
- Fashion, Qaddafi-Style | Politics | Vanity Fair
- Books Beyond Borders - Megan McArdle - Business - The Atlantic - From the comments: "The bricks-and-mortar retailers that have the best chance of survival are sellers of: 1) perishables, like grocery stores; 2) really cheap stuff (e,g., "dollar store" types of stuff), where the cost of shipping would add too much to the price; 3) really expensive stuff (like jewelry) that can be risky to ship, even if insured; 4) stuff that really does need to be seen and handled and tried out before buying (some, but not all, clothing, and some other things); 5) stuff that may be subject to legal prohibitions against shipping across state lines, or anywhere; 6) stuff that is too bulky to send via mail or UPS, and too expensive to ship by freight (much home improvement stuff, for example); and 7) convenient combinations of many different kinds of stuff, thus sparing consumers some time and shipping costs."
- A Visitors Guide to Silicon Valley « Steve Blank
- Video Of My CSA Presentation: “Commode Computing: Relevant Advances In Toiletry & I.T. – From Squat Pots to Cloud Bots – Waste Management Through Security Automation” | Rational Survivability
- The REAL Death Of The Music Industry - "Digital really does appear to have brought about the era of the single"
- Jeopardy! Champ Ken Jennings - The Washington Post - "When anyone mentions 2001 to them (or Terminator, or Matrix, or Tron, or...) IBM prefers to bring up the helpful question-answering computer on Star Trek. C'mon IBM! You just invented SkyNet! Own it!"
- Reelizer - Some very nicely done alternate movie posters.
Wednesday, March 02, 2011
Posted by Gordon Haff at 8:56 AM