Monthly Archives: October 2010

dotcom madness

The dotcom boom is now getting on for ten years ago. Here’s a list of some of the crazier acquisitions and cash burning that took place: Boo.com set itself up as an online clothing retail site and burned its way … Continue reading

John Sculley interviewed by Cult of Mac

Cult of Mac has a fascinating and surprisingly open interview with John Sculley who was Apple CEO from 1983 to 1993. He was originally brought in because the board felt that Jobs was too young to run the company. It’s … Continue reading

Amusing sports headlines

It seems the world of sport and certain forenames and surnames throws up some interesting combinations: Stoner on pole for Australian GP – crikey that’s some achievement. I would not like to be riding a bike that quick while laughing … Continue reading

Digg fail

Digg released their iPhone app in March 2010. I installed it and started using it soon after, and really liked it. It was perfect for killing time – you know what it’s like when you’re on public transport or waiting … Continue reading

Top 5 Wired articles

1) The Web is dead. Long live the internet – a really interesting analysis of our changing habits in relation to Internet usage. A key point being made is that the web – thought to be universal – is being … Continue reading

Linux on the desktop

PC World has reignited the debate about desktop Linux, arguing that it’s dead. They are careful to point out that this doesn’t mean Linux as a whole is dead – we have Android phones and servers to thank for that. … Continue reading

Eric Schmidt talks about American political system

Ars Technica is reporting that Google CEO Eric Schmidt has made some interesting comments about the American political system. It confirms what many of us have thought for some time – that democracy in Washington is something of an illusion, … Continue reading