Monday, March 19, 2007

Google on the Groove

Very interesting article, but there are plenty of conditions that have changed between the pre-Microsoft era (and their subsequent 'golden period' of win95-win2000) to what Google faces today, before the Internet took off it was easier to have "control" over your peers and partners - today's everything is so connected that your worst business nightmare might be incubating around the corner, or around the clock - and the fact that it is a so connected world not only enables faster rate of change, also enables to have stealth mode developments whilst bigger companies have to continue with the traditional publicity.

It is conspicuous the reference 'What can Google do to make its growth strategy fit better into a long term Googley development "groove"?' ... is Ballmer referring to Ray Ozzie's GROOVE ? Maybe in the 21st century, Microsoft 'grooves' there :)

Saturday, March 10, 2007

And the toy of the moment is ...

The delicious Sony vaio VGN-UX (1XN in the UK):

I've been using it for a week and my only complain so far is the fact that in extremely light conditions, you will get a headache if you need to do some work (I've been using it from the hotel room at night and with dim lights it is great fun!).

Obviously to write some serious document, nothing beats the external keyboard - but even with my 17" laptop, i find after 30 minutes my wrists are aching, so the external keyboard is necessary then as well !