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Archive for May, 2003

30 May

New Commercial for Honda

I don’t know what else to say about this except that it’s really cool and worth the visit.

28 May

Even More Shameless Self Promotion (Act V)

Yes, the fifth Builder.COM article was finally published. It took months of discussion over the content, but I’m pretty pleased with the results. The article is called “Follow these tips to help sales boost revenue” and discusses how software development managers can help the corporate sales team be successful. It’s an important article because I’ve […]

22 May

Following Up On “Is The Industry Dead?”

Yet another sign of the declining software and information technology industry comes today from News.COM where we read that fewer college students are studying computer science. This is exactly the right thing to happen now — the job market was flooded for a while with college CS graduates who were expecting to get rich on […]

17 May

Apple Music Progress And Further Thoughts

I’ve received so many e-mails about my comments on Apple Music that I thought I ought to post some further thoughts on the subject. It has been widely reported that Apple has sold over 2 million songs within the first two weeks of launch. This is a remarkable number (although more than half were sold […]

07 May

.NET Is Like Learning To Make Asbestos

I couldn’t resist posting this quote from PeopleSoft CEO Craig Conway: Today’s biggest dependency is on the Microsoft operating system, and Microsoft most understandably is determined to continue that dependency. Their response to the push toward Internet applications is .NET. This is a strategy to convince you that if you use Microsoft development tools, Microsoft […]

05 May

Is The Software Industry Dead?

I’m often asked for my assessment of the software industry since the crash and most people are surprised at my answer. That surprises me. My assessment of this industry, as an “insider”, has been that the industry will not recover for 5 to 7 years and will certainly not be the same as it was […]

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