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Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable « Clay Shirky
RT @jasonsantamaria Clay Shirky, Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable. Wow, an absolute must-read (don't skim):
Bookmarks  newspaper  future  journalism  newspapers  media  internet  technology  business  news 
march 2009 by andyhky
TR thoughts on ticket re-sellers / scalping
Trent Reznor doesn't like Ticketmaster or StubHub or TicketsNow.
Bookmarks  economics  nin  ticketmaster  music  business  tickets  money  concerts 
march 2009 by andyhky
1-800-MAGIC: Back to Microsoft
Interesting perspective. Google : Cool and Fun / MSFT: Reliable.
Bookmarks  google  microsoft  management  culture  career  business  software 
june 2008 by andyhky
MySQL :: Kaj Arnö
omg! * MySQL 6.0’s pending backup functionality will be open source, * the MyISAM driver for MySQL Backup will be open source, and * the encryption and compression backup features will be open source,
Bookmarks  2008  mysql  news  opensource  database  business  software  tech 
may 2008 by andyhky
CodeClimber: "All I need is a Programmer"
If I could get paid for these kind of conversations I wouldn't need a job.
Bookmarks  business  programming  software  development  article  blog  geek 
april 2008 by andyhky
Technical Revenue: The Young Man's Business Model
He was basically building a (good) product, then laying it out on the web for all to see and hoping to get a million eyeballs. The viewpoint of the business is to get eyeballs, often from things like Digg or Techcrunch...
Bookmarks  blog  business  entrepreneurship  startup  marketing  entrepreneur  networking 
april 2008 by andyhky
Don Norman's / Why is 37signals so arrogant?
Park concludes his article by saying "Call it arrogance or idealism, but they would rather fail than adapt. 'I'm not designing software for other people, 'Hansson says. 'I'm designing it for me.' "
Bookmarks  37signals  design  simplicity  business  usability  arrogance  marketing 
march 2008 by andyhky
Sun Microsystems Announces Agreement to Acquire MySQL, Developer of the World's Most Popular Open Source Database
Sun will pay approximately $800 million in cash in exchange for all MySQL stock and assume approximately $200 million in options.
Bookmarks  2008  mysql  interesting  database  sun  business  opensource  news 
january 2008 by andyhky
Where there's muck, there's brass - Joel on Software
...they have is a simple little Ruby-on-Rails Ajax site that has no barriers to entry and doesn't solve any gnarly problems. ...they haven't solved anything difficult yet. ... People pay for solutions to their problems.
Bookmarks  software  strategy  business  startup  joelspolsky  saas  37signals 
december 2007 by andyhky
The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs: Blindfolded basketball, Part Two
Turns out, however, that this is another one of those Valley beliefs, like Metcalfe's Law and the Long Tail Theory, which aren't actually true if you bother to scrutinize them. The good news is that nobody out here ever scrutinizes anything.
Bookmarks  google  apple  business  funny  humor 
december 2007 by andyhky
Perl on Rails - Why the BBC Fails at the Internet | I Am Seb
If I'm ever having a bad day, I'll just look at this and realize it can always be worse.
Bookmarks  bbc  development  ridiculous  perl  technology  infrastructure  business  siemens  rails 
december 2007 by andyhky
The Working Dead ·
To me, the Working Dead are the class of people who waste their lives away one day at a time at jobs where they accomplish nothing. I was made aware of their existence in the summer of 1997.
Bookmarks  work  life  culture  productivity  career  business  blog 
october 2007 by andyhky
If wishes were iPhones, then beggars would call [dive into mark]
There’s only one way to pressure Apple into opening up iPhone development, and it isn’t by developing underground iPhone apps. It’s by not buying iPhones.
Bookmarks  iphone  drm  apple  opensource  business  hacking  mobile 
october 2007 by andyhky
Steve Ballmer still doesn’t understand social networking « Scobleizer
Mr Ballmer also noted that sites such as Geocities, an online community that was bought for $3 billion by Yahoo! in 1999, at the height of the dot-com boom, “had most of what Facebook has.”
Bookmarks  haha  facebook  microsoft  socialnetworking  web2.0  socialnetworks  business  technology 
october 2007 by andyhky » Blog Archive » Think Closed
"it’s evident that Apple is well on its way to become one of the most consumer hostile tech companies."
Bookmarks  apple  drm  iphone  mobile  hacking  business 
september 2007 by andyhky
Bike sheds and C. Northcote Parkinson - (37signals)
Poul-Henning Kamp used the term in “A bike shed (any colour will do) on greener grass…”
Bookmarks  management  quotes  business  37signals  philosophy  work  productivity 
august 2007 by andyhky
Bear Stearns Says Battered Hedge Funds Are Worth Little - New York Times
Think you're having a bad day? "Bear Stearns told clients in its two battered hedge funds late yesterday that their investments, worth an estimated $1.5 billion at the end of 2006, are almost entirely gone."
Bookmarks  finance  business 
july 2007 by andyhky
[Fireside Chat] skinnyCorp-Threadless and Connected Ventures-Vimeo (part 2 of 2) - (37signals)
“When i was out [in Silicon Valley,] every person i met gave me a business card that said CEO. It just seems like everyone is so up in each other’s kool-aid they forget to just stfu and work.”
Bookmarks  interview  business  dropout  toread 
march 2007 by andyhky
Creating Passionate Users: Don't ask employees to be passionate about the company!
"The company should behave just like a good user interface -- support people in doing what they're trying to do, and stay the hell out of their way." - of course...
Bookmarks  management  business  work  passion  productivity  culture  inspiration 
february 2007 by andyhky
Apple - Thoughts on Music
"So if the music companies are selling over 90 percent of their music DRM-free, what benefits do they get from selling the remaining small percentage of their music encumbered with a DRM system? There appear to be none." preach it
Bookmarks  stevejobs  drm  apple  music  itunes  ipod  business 
february 2007 by andyhky
The Hard Rain That’s Falling on Capitalism - New York Times
"Empires come and go. Economic systems come and go. There is no heavenly guarantee that capitalism will last forever as we know it." - Ben Stein has a good piece on capitalism
Bookmarks  capitalism  Economics  society  analysis  corruption  economy  business  democracy 
january 2007 by andyhky
Tropical SEO » The Lazy SEO Manifesto
I pledge to only give my phone number to very close associates. Everyone else will have to email me. I will compulsively check my email throughout the day, but it may take me up to a week to answer one, especially if the reply requires effort on my part.
Bookmarks  seo  funny  business  lazy  web  lifehacks  entrepreneurship 
january 2007 by andyhky
Digital Web Magazine - Web Design Contracts: Why Bother
or, why i refuse to do side work without a contract. no more good ol' boy agreements. ever.
Bookmarks  business  contract  legal  web  webdesign  freelance  design  work 
january 2007 by andyhky
Why I Don't Wear a Suit and Can't Figure Out Why Anyone Does ! - Blog Maverick
Gee, no suits would be the same as giving your employees a tax free raise. Think that might make them happy ? Or do employees consider having to spend money on suits a perk ?
Bookmarks  business  rant  fashion  culture  interesting  suit  work 
january 2007 by andyhky
Radical Chef David Chang and the Plight of the Asian Burrito -- New York Magazine
“We said, ‘Fuck it, let’s just cook what we want.’” -- amazing, basically an AZN chipotle.
Bookmarks  nyc  food  restaurants  cooking  restaurant  business  newyork 
january 2007 by andyhky
A List Apart: Articles: Avoid Edge Cases by Designing Up Front
However, it has been my experience that too often, a graphic designer will begin a project by building composites or prototypes with the goal of creating an attractive site. While there’s nothing wrong with attractiveness, the look and behavior of a sit
Bookmarks  webdesign  projectmanagement  business  design  management  process  web  development  project 
december 2006 by andyhky
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