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Danny Hillis, Get a Job!

Published on 11 May 2007 at 11:03 am. 1 Comment.
Filed under Uncategorized, The Cargo Cults of Business, Technopolitical, Design, Interface, and Usability, Business and Corporation Related, Pure Geek, Information Technology, Economics and the Economy, Public Relations and Marketing, Humor.

There’s no doubt that Danny Hillis is a bright guy. The fact that his Thinking Machines start-up was not the business success he hoped for is the way it goes, sometimes, and is certainly not a reflection on Danny. The failure of one’s startup can be a tragic emotional shock, like the loss of a […]

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They’ve killed James Lileks

Published on 8 May 2007 at 11:10 am. Comments Off.
Filed under The Cargo Cults of Business, Manifest Masquerade, Winners and Losers, One Corporation Under God, In Corporations We Trust, Technopolitical, Blogosphere, Business and Corporation Related, Economics and the Economy, Main Stream Media, Humor.

Lileks’ fate shows up clueless management

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7 Wonders of the Internet

Published on 5 Apr 2007 at 12:05 pm. Comments Off.
Filed under The Cargo Cults of Business, Technopolitical, Blogosphere, Networking Technology, Pure Geek, Information Technology, Economics and the Economy, Public Relations and Marketing, Humor.

Or, piggy-backing on Network World’s ideas

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The Real Reason for the Economic Boom

Published on 17 Mar 2007 at 2:38 pm. Comments Off.
Filed under The Cargo Cults of Business, Technopolitical, Business and Corporation Related, Information Technology, Economics and the Economy, Humor.

Tech has driven the sustained growth in GDP and productivity, but what has driven tech?

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Everything Old is New Again

Published on 17 Jul 2006 at 9:08 pm. No Comments.
Filed under The Cargo Cults of Business, Technopolitical, Pure Geek, Information Technology, Economics and the Economy.

….Or, Rumors of My Death Are Greatly Exaggerated

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More Retirement

Published on 13 Jun 2006 at 11:22 pm. No Comments.
Filed under The Cargo Cults of Business, Principal Acronyms Only, Winners and Losers, Economics and the Economy.

I find it very intimidating to contemplate just how diffcult it really is to accumulate adequate retirement savings.

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Won’t Get Fooled Again

Published on 9 Jun 2006 at 1:37 am. No Comments.
Filed under The Engine Room, Technopolitical, Information Technology, Economics and the Economy.

Or, the art of predicting seven of the next two revolutions……

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Ebay Sniping

Published on 6 Jun 2006 at 1:06 pm. No Comments.
Filed under The Cargo Cults of Business, Brain Trust, Economics and the Economy.

I think I now have a little understanding of some of the strong feelings surrounding the practice.

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Irrational Gas and Cheap Pickups

Published on 4 Jun 2006 at 11:57 pm. No Comments.
Filed under The Cargo Cults of Business, Economics and the Economy.

A posting recently at Coyote Blog, asked whether people are rational about gasoline prices.  I’d certainly say they’re not.  My brother was recently looking at used cars and noticed a large number of late model full-sized pickups for sale at what he considered bargain prices.  His remark was "Buying a new car to […]

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EU to Admit Linux

Published on 20 Mar 2006 at 9:37 pm. No Comments.
Filed under Uncategorized, The Cargo Cults of Business, Technopolitical, Business and Corporation Related, Pure Geek, Information Technology, Open Source Software, Legal, Law, and Courts, Government: Federal, State and Local, Economics and the Economy, Public Relations and Marketing.

EU Votes to Admit Linux; Surprises Pundits

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