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Fast, Good, Cheap, Pick Any Two

Tech legend has it that a self-confident engineer, when facing an ambitious product manager in a design meeting and realizing that said product manager had specced a product that did everything, cost next to nothing, and needed to be in the market in weeks, said something along the lines of, “I can build your product […]

New Web Server

After years and years running my sites, and those of a few friends, on WebStar I’m moving over to Apache running on Mac OS X Server. Why? Pretty simple: Kerio, the company who bought WebStar, has let it languish. While they’ve said for a couple of years that they’re committed to the platform they haven’t […]

DC Metro Map for iPhone

Inspired by Khoi Vinh’s posting a New York subway map and Randy Plemel’s London Tube map for their iPhones I whipped one up for the DC Metro. You can download it here. To use this with your Mac and your iPhone, download and open the archive. Create a new album in iPhoto, name it something […]

Mossberg Interviews Jobs

This clip is worth it just for the tweak Jobs give Microsoft at the very end of the clip. Mossberg points out that with several hundred million copies of iTunes running on Windows machines Apple is one of the largest Windows developers. Jobs responds by bragging that Apple gets letters from users saying that iTunes […]

Waiting for the Inevitable

How long will it be before the second person asks when they’ll be able to run Blackberry software on their iPhone? [Later] Gee, that didn’t take nearly as long as I thought. Not exactly the Blackberry question, but close. AT&T plans to market the iPhone to business users in addition to consumers but analysts aren’t […]

The iPhone Application I Want

Well, since everybody and his brother seems to have weighed in on whether the iPhone is good or bad, whether version 1.0 will be a hit or a bomb, whether those of us who’ll take the plunge are sheeple or shrewd, whether Apple will ever open the platform even a wee little bit or not, […]

Finally, Some Non-hysteria about RFID

Given that our fledgling company is interested in RFID we follow the space pretty carefully. The technology is good, although developments to date have focused more on functionality and less on the security of the data. This has led many to don their tin foil hats and proclaim that ‘the Government’ wants to/can/will track each […]

Doing Business in China

I have a tiny bit of experience dealing with the Chinese. Back in my Mobitex days Ericsson was trying to get a network up and running on the mainland, and fledgling operator launched in Hong Kong. I had more than a few meetings with the young operators and with a variety of potential network operators. […]

The World Might Indeed Be Flat

Check out this announcement from Apple: CUPERTINO, California—April 5, 2006—Apple® today introduced Boot Camp, public beta software that enables Intel-based Macs to run Windows XP. Available as a download beginning today, Boot Camp allows users with a Microsoft Windows XP installation disc to install Windows XP on an Intel-based Mac®, and once installation is complete, […]

The Art of Pitching

I’ve said it before but it bears repeating. If you’re not reading Guy Kawasaki’s blog you’re missing some excellent points about business from the guy who coined the job description ‘evangelist’. Man after my own heart. ๐Ÿ™‚