Monthly Archives: September 2008

GM Followup – The Clouds Darken

As discussed in my previous post, GM is betting a lot on the Chevy Volt as a potential savior for the company. GM plans to deliver the Chevy Volt in November 2010. However, yesterday, I came across two articles in the Seattle Times that cast additional doubt on whether the Chevy Volt will be the savior that GM thinks it ...

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Magazine Time Shares

I came across an interesting online/offline service called MagHound yesterday that probably falls into the category of useful but not valuable. Translation – While it may be a good idea, it is likely to fail to make money. Why do I think it will fail? Here are ten reasons: Do enough people really want to try lots of different magazines ...

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Floating Storage

I came across an interesting article highlighting that the global power consumption of the data centers comprising the Internet consumed 1 percent of the world’s electricity in 2005. The growth in broadband and multimedia usage would put the 2008 number closer to 2-3% of the total by my estimation. According to McKinsey, the carbon footprint of the Internet will be ...

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Less is More

I came across an InfoWorld article the other day that warmed my heart. For far too long, especially on the PC, software developers have been building applications with a feature arms race mentality. Because of rapidly expanding memory and hard disk space on customers’ machines, developers have not had to write tight code in the same way they had to ...

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