April 20, 2001
IBM likes people
IBM says that computing is about people, not machines, and they even have the collateral to prove it.
April 18, 2001
Posit: people in Antartica
Q: Would there be a Computerworld Antartica if there were no people in Antartica?
April 14, 2001
April 13, 2001
The best interactive agencies
marchFirst finally files for bankruptcy. It's chapter 11, but apparently the plan is to sell all remaining assets. Wasn't too long ago that the hype machine called marchFirst the Best Interactive Agency. They weren't. The best interactive agencies are the hundreds of small or medium size shops out there with people who realize that an interfaces and the technologies behind them are meant to be used by a real person.
April 12, 2001
Melanie Griffith - Internet Visionary
#13 in eCompany's Dumbest Moments in e-Business History:
Melanie Griffith, the star of Crazy in Alabama and the founder of MelanieGriffith.com, tells Paper Magazine, "I don't care if people think I'm a dumb blond or stupid or an overage actress or over the hill. I don't care because I'm gonna have a very successful Internet company, and I'm gonna have $100 million in the bank and I don't really give a shit what anybody thinks!"
April 10, 2001
NBCi returns to NBC
Today's digitalMASS boldly states that the NBC buyback of NBCi is part of a trend. It's a healthy trend too - since these shouldn't have been separate companies in the first place. You can't blame NBC (and Disney and Viacom), though, for trying to cash in on the markets.
Today's digitalMASS also has a lightweight but hype-free article on wireless. The following particularly caught my attention because of it's blatent obviousness:
"...the key to success is to make [wireless] natural extension of an organization's business strategy and e-business infrastructure."
- Steve Mills of IBM
Um, all technology should be treated as a natural extension of an organization's business strategy. Actually, an e-business infrastructure is no more than an extension of business strategy. You'll be able to tell that we've moved past this "New Economy" when you see a Fortune 500 company utilizing the internet throughout the organization yet have no internet division or business line.