* Posts by Vincent Rice

9 publicly visible posts • joined 9 Jun 2008

Are you slaving away on the wrong projects?

Vincent Rice

Not going far enough

Businesses in general, not just IT, need to embrace project portfolio management as a strategic tool. Functional management, based on 19th century military organisation and the empire-building that goes with it no longer works - the 'Matrix management' bollocks that is replacing it simply adds cost and confusion. Everything a company does is a 'project' and should be organised and managed as such. The oversight of those projects needs to be at strategic level reporting directly to the board.

Behind Apple's record sales are signs of desperation

Vincent Rice


Self-serving rubbish to provide a cuddle blanket for this company's clients - while they try and work out how the fuck to compete. The law-suits are a side show. An automatic function at any tech company. It slows down the competition for a while and tests the legal boundaries of your IP. Little effect on sales. The only sign of weakness at Apple would be complacency in product development and that simply isn't happening.

HTML5 kicked into 2014

Vincent Rice


The usual astonishing ignorance on display here. 2014 is perfectly reasonable. 2020 for completion I should think. That's how long it takes. It has fuck all to do with actually using HTML5, the core of which is perfectly workable right now. The XML fetishists have been defeated; thank the Gods.

How to stop Apple and Google's great web lockdown

Vincent Rice

Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells

I started to read - who has written this revisionist bullshit propaganda I wonder? Then I skipped to the bottom and it becomes clear. Self-serving nonsense of the highest order.

Microsoft U-turns on WebKit extension for Mobile IE

Vincent Rice

MS get it wrong when trying to be nice.

Well who would want to be dependent on third party proprietary extensions like Flash? What? oops I mean webkit.

Hastings junkie hotspots pop up on Google Maps

Vincent Rice

Yeah its rubbish - don't come.

Well having moved from North London to Hastings 6 years ago I can tell you that its like a bloody paradise compared to Stoke Newington, Dalston, Hackney etc. I like articles like these; staves off the inevitable gentrification for a few more years. Those Telegraph property articles from 18 months ago nearly ruined everything!

Apple ARMs up iPhone

Vincent Rice

10 million?

I think Apple are planning on selling a few more than the 10 million quoted in the article. My own estimate for some time has been 60 million of all iPhone variants by end 2009

An iPhone with a keyboard?

Vincent Rice

Nope, no going to happen.

These sorts of rumour generally occur because some high-up has been allowed to play with a prototype. The thing is Apple prototype EVERYTHING for useability studies and whatnot. Jonny Ive famously boasts that he can have an idea in the morning and a prototype by tea. Apple are in fact betting the farm on touch screen technology and intend to be first to mass market with haptic feedback screens and suchlike. Also a new Cocao Touch core framework for developers was unveiled recently.

Apple to charge iPod Touch owners for new OS - again

Vincent Rice

Sarbanes Oxley

Do you really not know why Apple is obligated to charge for iPod Touch updates? Or is the chance to have at least one snidey per Apple post just too tempting? The reason has been covered ad nauseam, even by your own 'colleagues'.