Thursday, September 23, 2010

Links for 09-23-2010

  • Java Creator James Gosling: Why I Quit Oracle - Gosling really lays into Oracle here.
  • Seth's Blog: The forever recession - "The other one, I fear, is here forever. This is the recession of the industrial age, the receding wave of bounty that workers and businesses got as a result of rising productivity but imperfect market communication. In short: if you're local, we need to buy from you. If you work in town, we need to hire you. If you can do a craft, we can't replace you with a machine."
  • world subways at scale - fake is the new real - But the various comments dispute what should be included in these maps.
  • Oracle OpenWorld Keynote – Worst. Keynote(s). Evar. | Error404 – It's A Blog - "It was completely uncalled for, it was completely unprofessional, and it was absolutely revolting. Not only was Larry’s presentation excessively long for no good reason, but it catered exclusively to kool-aid drinkers, and sought to insult people for no reason other than to insult them. HP is one of the biggest sponsors of OpenWorld, and he directly insulted them at least three times. He launched into the most revolting and unprofessional FUD attack on that I have ever been witness too. No context, no reason, he’s talking about the definition of cloud and out of left field says “oh by the way, is totally insecure and other people can get at your data.” Are you fucking kidding me?!"
  • Inside the secret world of Trader Joe's - Aug. 23, 2010
  • Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Open Innovation Re-visited - Nice piece by Irving on open innovation.
  • Some more comments... : On a New Road - "In my brief time getting to know Oracle, they made it very clear that you're mostly right (I'd quibble with the Mono part - it's still silly). The key phrase is "in Oracle's hands". It doesn't have to be that way. Lightning might strike and they might live up to their 2007 commitment to create an independent Java foundation. I'm not holding my breath, but if enough customers rose up in revolt, it could actually happen. But it would require Oracle customers to do this, since the only thing that Oracle pays attention to is money, and that's what customers hand over to Oracle."
  • Top 10 Super Bowl tech ads

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