Platforms vs. Products: Google Does Some Soul Searching
A rant from a Googler comparing Amazon’s focus on a platform vs Google’s focus on products. Fundamental.
Product is King. Content is Not.
Remember the bad old days of blog networks. Like when I was at b5media championing the idea of content as the great savior of the Internet, the bellwether of future journalism, the dawn of an era of online advertising as the dominant (and only) truly valuable means of creating revenue online? Yeah… so about that. I was wrong.
Will the Real Tech Community Please Stand Up
Our world today is diluted. The lines have blurred. Everyone has bought into this concept of community – that everyone has something for everyone and we’re one big happy family. Specifically, the concept of the “technology community” which is a term that has come to mean anyone who has a blog, uses social media or […]
The Pros and Cons of Cloud Computing
Several years ago, a new buzzword entered the fray of internet speak: The Cloud. In the past, I’ve written critically about cloud computing, and my reservations originally outlined remain. However, there is real value in the cloud as well. Known for applications that are considered “Software as a Service”, or SaaS, The Cloud represents the […]
Cloud Computing Does Not Spell the End for Common Sense I.T. Management
Sometimes I think I might be the only one who retains commons sense. Really. At least in the area of I.T. Management. Though we had our share of growing pains at b5media, the knowledge gained from working in an enterprise environment at Northrop Grumman was only accentuated by my tenure as the Director of Technology […]
Early Adopters Are Useless
We are early adopters. We use. We try. We evangelize. We bury. We filter. That’s what we think anyway. In reality, we are pretty useless. Late last year, Amazon released the Kindle to the joy and enthusiasm of many early adopters. Robert Scoble, the poster child for early adopters, gleefully got his Kindle on the […]