The Internet killed our business

ABC's Lateline ran a story on how the publishing industry is blaming the Internet for the death of their business. It's never pleasant to see your business go under, and it can make for very uncertain and unpleasant times for their employees. But the Internet didn't kill their business. The Internet is a technology - … Continue reading The Internet killed our business

The recovery of bad fruit

TechCrunch ran a story yesterday about how Apple is now the most valuable technology company - beating Microsoft by more than $100 Billion, which is roughly the valuation of HP just to put it into perspective. And rather than regaining the number 1 spot, Microsoft seems more focused on not dropping further which may be … Continue reading The recovery of bad fruit

Yet another building architect or why you should focus on ‘what’ rather than ‘how’

Carson Pirie Scott building, Chicago, Illinois - Louis_Sullivan

Many self-respecting software architects have read Christopher Alexander's book, 'A Pattern Language' and included it as part of their own 'must read' book list. No, I haven't read it in its entirety, but I'd recommend reading Richard Gabriel's book, 'Patterns of Software' [PDF, 1.2Mb] instead. It contains a very thoughtful analysis of Alexander's work in … Continue reading Yet another building architect or why you should focus on ‘what’ rather than ‘how’

The end of IP4 – did you notice?

Over the weekend, ICANN, the organisation responsible for the allocation of IP4 addresses, announced,, that they had allocated the final lot of IP4 addresses. You can watch the ceremony in the below youtube video. The good news for us in Asia Pacific is, that we received the most of the remaining IP4 addresses, although the … Continue reading The end of IP4 – did you notice?

Microsoft’s Bing uses Google search results – and denies it

Google Catches Bing Copying; Microsoft Says ‘So What?’ | Epicenter | Wired.com. An official admission from Microsoft that their search service, Bing, just isn't good enough? This is truly amazing.... Official Google Blog: Microsoft’s Bing uses Google search results—and denies it. ... and now someone at Microsoft thought - whoops, better deny this one despite initial … Continue reading Microsoft’s Bing uses Google search results – and denies it