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Tech & Work World
Busy day – and coming week – so just the quick hits for today.
- Cloud? Nah, we’re not bothering with that, say HALF of enterprises – it goes to show you, this stuff is all over the map.
- Why Are Private Clouds Failing? – basically: bad expectations.
- A hedge fund has very specific culinary recommendations to save Olive Garden – just replace shitty asparagus with “shitty technology,” and this is what it’s like working in corporate strategy for a large tech company.
- HP Acquires Eucalyptus
- Ten rules to stop wasting people’s time – pretty good.
- The makers of WordPress learned years ago that the ultimate office perk is not having an office – nice companion piece to saving people’s time.
Convirture opens a UK based office to explore EMEA market – I need to look into Convirture more
Hey, they just need faster Internet – “waitress, another Dewars!”
Mark drove though West Texas recently and noted how desolate it was, with photos! I typed up the below as a comment, but got trapped in some login madness, so here it is:
We lived a month in Marathon, Texas in 2010 or 2009 It was nice. To your point, there’s not much going on out there (by us city folks’s standards). It took 2 hours to get to an airport (El Paso) and the Internet was slow (I had to go to the Sul Ross library to do a webcast, as I recall).
It seemed to me, though, that if you had faster Internet, things would actually be very nice for a remote worker. I suppose the schools wouldn’t be as good as the “big city” schools, and your dog might get eaten by a javelina. Still, all those abandoned buildings must be dirt cheap and people generally leave each other alone out there.
I suppose that’s sort of a parasitic view of decaying Texas, but I think there’s lots of people who’s be glad to dump their cash into land and housing out there if there was good “first world” infrastructure in place.
Fun & IRL
We started back on some Andersons coffee today and man, it’s rocket fuel!