Thursday, August 21, 2008

TCM Widget

See the stars.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Webbing Up

The future of search engines

The search for cool things.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Green Time

A great article. This could be a fantastic jobs program like the WPA projects of the 1930s. Wind and solar can make a difference!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Blogger's Guilt

I guess I start to feel guilty when I don't write anything. Been having great fun playing with MS Excel add-ins and SQL. Still reading a dense text on decision theory. Well, that's it for moi!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Virtual DVR

Read a fascinating article in NY Times today about a court case that involves cable companies' development of virtual DVRs . We all know what that means - skipping commericals and eventual authentic "movies on demand."

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Tech Page at NY Times

This is one of my favorite sites. Every day I am amazed at the new products and services being developed. The ongoing story of Yahoo and its founder and Microsoft and Ichan etc will end up (I think) as a classic business case at HBS. I thank the NY Times for keeping me informed.

Yahoo grew at "only" 6% last quarter while Google grew at 39%. So called "analysts" (I think the syllable "anal" is the key idea here) contend that the difference in growth rates denotes a crisis at Yahoo. This is yet another example of absurd expectations - expectations rooted in no sense of reality.

When will the government - mainly the SEC - certify analysts (just like traders and brokers are licensed) if analysts can wield so much influence?

Friday, August 1, 2008

Monty Hall Problem

I have been surfing the many sites that deal with this phenomenon. Amazing how counter intuitive pure logic can be.