Month: January 2010

Sunday Sauerkraut

As I go through the week, I use twitter to send out little updates and links.  I realize that I do this quite a bit and that not all of you have Twitter, so with that in mind I’d like to take Sunday to do sort of a week in review.  I’ve…

Saturday Musings: An Open Note to Pittsburgh's Youth

Dear Youth of Pittsburgh, I want to tell you about a sport that has more drama than football or hockey.  A sport where you can watch every play and see the skill of one man pitted against another.  One where you can see both individual excellence and team camaraderie displayed…

Why Does Lemieux Want to Buy the Pirates?

Don’t be confused by the news this morning that Mario Lemieux wants to buy the Pirates.  It would (I think) be good for the city and the team.  However, it wouldn’t be nearly as good for us as it would be for him.  Just a couple, top-of-my-head thoughts on how:…

On HTML 5, Google Docs and Chrome OS

HTML stands for Hyper-Text Markup Language.  Essentially, anything (including this page of this blog) that you view through your browser (Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla, Opera, Chrome) is written in HTML.  Currently, HTML is setup to show pages of written text and pictures.  Whenever you add videos,  music or active integration…

The Phone to Laptop Continuum: Why Apple iPad Isn’t Exciting… Yet

 10 years ago, most people had two primary electronic devices; a desktop computer (or one at the office and one at home) and a cell phone.  In the past 10 years (particularly over the last 2 or 3), a number of devices have emerged that fit in-between these devices. …

Free T-Shirts!

When I was in college, free t-shirts were the hot thing to give out.  I have ones from the volleyball team, from the pizza places, from the bookstores, the bars, the student organizations and philanthropies, from races, from art festivals and more.  I have a stack of shirts probably 20…

Pitching Isn’t for Sales People, It’s for You

Over the last couple weeks I’ve been developing a full day of training for my company.  The training is being offered to a mix audience of sales and delivery personnel from one of our channel partners.  In the process of developing this training, I reminded myself why I left a…

Google Takes on Phones, Part IV – Google Voice is IN THE COMPUTER?

 Earlier this month I spent a bit of time profiling Google’s plays in the voice space.  It was a three part post: The Apple and the Android – The potential impact to manufactures of the release of an “open” phone operating system (Android). The Carriers and the Google Phone…

Sunday Sauerkraut

As I go through the week, I use twitter to send out little updates and links.  I realize that I do this quite a bit and that not all of you have Twitter, so with that in mind I’d like to take Sunday to do sort of a week in review.  I’ve…

Saturday Musings: On What The Co-Founders of Google Are Going to Buy

The co-Founders of Google (Sergey Brin and Larry Page) have decided to take a little cash out of the equity monster that is Google.  The two currently own a combined 57,700,000 shares of the company.  They are each selling 5,000,000 of their shares.  There are business implications to this, the…