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Colorado is Freezing

December 7, 2005

OK, I seem to have chosen the coldest time of the year to come to Colorado. I have been here for a few days. When I arrived there were hurricane force winds of up to 95 miles per hour. A number of tractor trailers were flipped, I saw an SUV flip and I hear a bunch of small planes were flipped on their back.

The next day saw continual snow for at least 30 hours.

US Air Power Ports

December 7, 2005

Paradigm Changing

December 2, 2005

I use this term a lot. Perhaps too much. I saw it today in an article on TMCnet referring to Google as a paradigm changing company. Amazingly many of the things Google is doing now, investors agreed would happen in 1996.

We all expected Yahoo!

Who’s On First?

December 2, 2005

Web 2.0 Blog

December 1, 2005

Electromagnetic Fields

November 30, 2005

Blackberry Up To Their Neck

November 30, 2005

Gartner IT Predictions

November 30, 2005

Here are a few predictions Gartner makes for the future. Gartner’s pretty well-respected and their predictions carry a great deal of weight. My biggest concern is the point that is made in the report suggesting that companies are spending more on regulatory compliance and less on innovation. This is a chilling thought and should be a major concern for anyone concerned about effectively competing with companies from other countries.

If there is a bright side it is that smaller companies with less regulatory burden can still compete effectively as they have less paperwork and more time to be creative.

Here is an excerpt of the full story.

By 2008, 10 percent of companies will require employee-purchased notebooks.

Get a Free iPod Nano

November 29, 2005

I stopped in the Apple store yesterday and was amazed at how many iPod Nanos they are selling. For the record I was in the Westchester Mall located in White Plains, New York and was tasked with buying a nano as a gift. I stood in line of ten people who almost all purchased Nanos. The devices were stacked neatly under the counter at the checkout of the store.

I reached the counter and said I wanted a Nano. The cashier asked 2 gig or 4 gig.

FCC to Cable: Offer Individual Channels

November 29, 2005

The big FCC news today is a Wall Street Journal story reporting that the commission will soon suggest that cable companies offer their channels individually. A recent FCC report says that consumers could save money if they have the ability to choose which channels they want. The FCC is also pushing for themed tiers of channels allowing a customer for example to opt for a family-friendly tier.

Of course the FCC is not able to impose its will on the cable industry but such suggestions could embolden politicians to follow up on these recommendations with laws.

The cable industry argues that if many viewers were to drop channels aimed for example at children, the cost for these channels would have to rise for other consumers. Furthermore it may be possible that less money is available for the programming of such channels.

The problem here is that the channels with less interest are being subsidized by others that people want.

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