Monthly Archives: January 2010

Google drops IE6 support…

…but who cares? 🙂

Gregg Keizer at Computerworld reports that Google, following the well known problems with Chinese hackers and Internet Explorer security problems, has decided to drop compatibility with IE6 (full story at http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9150138/Google_joins_the_kill_IE6_campaign?source=rss_news).

What makes me think are a couple of things:

a) first of all big G gurus and business case developers will have made their own counts, and I personally think is a wise choice.  Most of the people (remember: non tech people are the majority of population. What is strange and hassling for us isn’t for them) are automatically updating their Windows installations and IE8 is gaining more and more space)

b) this is a move, due to many other things, but most of all trying to bring a step beyond the OS andbrowser wars. Google cannot stop supporting Micrososft products, but now that is near to have a full portfolio of products (ranging from office products, to OS and passing through a browser), can try to boycott Redmond’s product in different ways (through the browser in a browser, through non supporting applications,…)

This post as a comment also at http://www.computerworld.com/comments/node/9150138#comment-561727


Apologizing

It’s easier to apologize than to ask permission.

Stewart


Tolerating intolerance

Intolerance is a state no tolerant man can tolerate.

McGinley


Scheduling innovation

Innovation is hard to schedule.

Dan Fylstra


Success and persistence

In success there’s a tendency to keep on doing what you were doing.

Alan Kay


Imagination and knowledge

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

Einstein


Redwood

If you’ve seen one redwood you’ve seen them all.

Ronald Reagan


Solutions and precipitates

If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the precipitate.

Wright


Yahoo decadence

Nick Bilton at New York Times (http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/author/nick-bilton/)makes a great parallel between the 4 majors (full article at http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/01/22/a-big-picture-look-at-google-microsoft-apple-and-yahoo/?src=twt&twt=nytimesbits, same story at http://gizmodo.com/5455267/empire-building-visualizing-google-microsoft-apple-and-yahoo?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+gizmodo%2Ffull+%28Gizmodo%29).

This is the demonstration of a trend well established between the years.

Microsoft has remained a top player, differentiated through markets and clusters of population.

Google and Apple are getting more power as niche or mass players.

Yahoo has remained in its original scope and is becoming a minor player with the fate of disappearingm eaten by one of the others.

The difference for me stays in management and wise pursuing of opportunities (including differentiation in new markets).

The winners and the looser…

This  post also at http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/01/22/a-big-picture-look-at-google-microsoft-apple-and-yahoo/?src=twt&twt=nytimesbits#preview and at http://gizmodo.com/5455267/empire-building-visualizing-google-microsoft-apple-and-yahoo?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+gizmodo%2Ffull+%28Gizmodo%29


Hammers and nails

If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.

Maslow


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