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Phillip Jackson

Pony express now delivers letters every day.

One of the most common criticisms I hear of online interactions is they aren't real. I'm not sure what "real" means except to say that i expect to most people it means face to face. While face to face communications are still important and will alway be, they aren't required any longer to maintain relationships.

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October 17, 2010

End of the line

Efficient markets demand that supply and demand are in equilibrium. One place that currently isn't the place is waiting in line. I think that waiting in line is still an example of bad markets. There's more demand then supply at the time. But usually it's peak demand that people haven't planned for. Mobile technology can help . . .

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October 10, 2010

Return of the Portal

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All things old are new again. I'm convinced the mobile apps movement is progressing at breakneck speeds. We aren't more than a year or two away from the "web" as we know it being regulated to an afterthought or become the second thing that gets developed for, it will be mobile first as Fred wilson says .

I believe this . . .

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September 21, 2010

Not looking far enough down the road on data centers

I remember 2 or 3 years ago thinking that we would be moving toward "the cloud" and that would require more space for companies who provided web services will need space for their services. This would necessitate building of larger data centers where people could house their severs. The way I saw this as an opportunity for someone . . .

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September 05, 2010

The evolution of the interface

Why would anyone want to take their hands off the keyboard? I can do things a lot faster via the keyboard than with this stupid mouse. And thus everyone thought the graphical interface was a fad or a dumbing down of the system. Of course at first this was true. It did take longer to go to file, print than / f, p.

Then the interface evolved . . .

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August 31, 2010

Horse Shoe Professional

The days of companies needing someone to "fix their computers" or "maintain their systems" are coming to a close. You don't need the equivalent of a computer plumber around your Small business or your house. At the least you'll need less of them. Cloud services and stateless devices will render the days of needing . . .

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August 29, 2010

thoughts on having the right people

a friend of mine ask me my thoughts on retention and hiring. I decided to post them here since it too me so long to catalyze them. Many of the ideas aren’t my own but just what I’ve read and incorporated into my management style. Not sure that there’s much you can use in here. But here are my thoughts.

As it relates to interviewing people I . . .

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August 24, 2010

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