Friday, March 31, 2006

Happy Birthday Apple! (30 tomorrow)

Bill Thompson a technology commentator, from the BBC argues "The hardware punks at Apple have changed the world more than the Sex Pistols"

Apple tomorrow will be 30 years old. Started in 1976 on April 1st in a garage, IMHO they have radically changed the whole computer industry for the better. Whether you use a Mac or not you can't help see how they have contributed to tech for the last 30 years.

Friday, March 24, 2006

TechTalks at Google

Google has very kindly posted their TechTalks on GoogleVideo. These are presentations by Googlers or guests on a wide range of subjects. I've just watched the Second Life video which I found fascinating.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

PowerReviews on CNN/Fortune

The startup I'm working for ( got a mention on cnn/fortune. Yeah!

For me, I make most of my buying decisions based on reviews. I want real testimony from people explaining how they use the product, what was good and what was bad. I then aggregate, take them with a pinch of salt and make an informed decision.

The article explains that our competitor charges as much as $8000 per month for the service. People have said our software is better and FREE. Yes... FREE! I guess they are after a different size of fish.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Monday, March 06, 2006

Oscar Night

Although I'm not a big fan of the Oscars, both Rachael and myself made the effort to dress up and went to see it at the Castro theater. She was Willy Wonka and I was an Oompa-Loompa. We actually WON(!) the costume contest and got a mention in the State Uni paper.

Pictures are here, here and here.