Armchair CEO: Apple
Tuesday, March 23, 2004
Home of the Underdogs - The Scratchware Manifesto
This is brilliant! Why isn't this spread across the internet? Let me tell you a brief story...
I once knew of a noble band of marauders developing a cutting-edge FPS game. Guess what? Six months before the release, the whole company up and disappeared... Literally.
Why? I don't know. But before they left us, I do know that their biggest frustration was PUBLISHING their game.
This is ludicrous, for all the reasons the Underdogs have outlined and more. The internet is the ultimate "instant gratification" delivery medium, and why is it that there isn't more of what these guys are talking about?
Makes no sense to me. But then, the Beatles suing Apple makes no sense either-- unless of course there are some greedy lawyers out there more interested in their Rolls Royces than the betterment of humanity. Nah, that couldn't be it!
Saturday, March 13, 2004
Slashdot | Design a Virtual Office with Open Source?
Thus the idea is democratized. Here's something people like Microsoft sit around and try to figure out. And here's the open-source advocates building what they want in an open forum...
I love the idea! Is this is how I want to build out superpixel, generating ideas that are built upon by the community, and then developed using seed money?
Still working on that...
Thursday, March 11, 2004
A robot that builds houses.
That's amazing. Some people won't be happy about this, but I think it's brilliant. It still leaves room for plenty of skilled and semi-skilled workers, but could drastically lower the cost of building houses.
And what houses! I'll be implementing this in a solutionSphere at some point...
Tuesday, March 09, 2004
Dell - Client & Enterprise Solutions, Software, Peripherals, Services
Someone asks me the other day what computer they should get. Sheepishly, and after much consideration for what this person does, is, and has yet to do, I had to recommend a Dell.
Why? For one, it was NOT price. A Mac, pound-for-pound, was cheaper. At least, a laptop (oh, "notebook" as the industry would have us call them now that they're actually light enough to hold on the lap).
The deciding factor was ease-of-use for that individual, and knowing that in her support group would be a happy little clique of PC-users.
That said, I felt if I could have just spent an hour teaching this individual what needed to be taught (basic OS protocols), then the choice would have been mac. Her industry is music.
I get this all the time. So what I'd like to do is invest about $80 in software to record my own FREE tutorials. Now all's I need to do is find a cheap web host. Or barter...
Great! Another task :-)