Learn from the original... Martha Lane Fox.
How to make millions and get ahead :- talk too fast in a flat monotone for 4 minutes, while looking slightly off-camera. Also, brush your hair beforehand with a live electrode.
117 posts • joined 27 Feb 2013
Now, of course, if we are not talking about the 99% of drones but of the few high-flyers who are intent on building their careers and impressing the management, in other words, those with high-level diplomas and overbearing personalities who simply cannot live an instant without total and complete access to eveything they need to impress the upper echelon, then yes, I totally can see BYOD being an indispensable part of the landscape. For the chosen few.
These sort of people should all be provided with a Nokia N93; it's the device which would cause the most pain and discomfort when rammed up their (OK, that's enough - Ed.)
Nail on the head. I'd like to see a figure for the number of apps which were developed independently for pleasure and/or profit, as opposed to those which were paid for by Microsoft or Nokia to pad the store. A lot less than 100,000 now, isn't it.
At least we know one of them is Angry Birds, as Microsoft is using it in its extremely unhip and tedious saturation UK TV ad campaigns. 'May the Birds be with you'. Whoop-de-doo, they've got a game which was released in 2009! I'm so excited I need to go to the dry cleaner's.
... has been dead since long, long before Yahoo bought it.
Spool back to 2000. Altavista committed suicide when their UK MD announced they would be offering unmetered net access, back in the days when BT had the wholesale monopoly and nobody (except AOL) could afford to enter the market.
About nine months after the announcement, and after about half the UK had registered its interest, the MD backtracked frantically, and then 'resigned' a couple of days later.
> but we work in IT, incremental change is meant to be something we are good at.
No, what we are good at in IT is buggering up large projects. The larger the project, the more spectacular the bugger-up. And face it, as projects go, industry-wide gender equality is a pretty big one.
A few months ago I was wasting time on LinkedIn and an InMail dropped in my inbox from a Google recruiter, asking to headhunt me. I replied saying I wasn't interested, and wouldn't be until they dropped their silly recruitment process.
I'm happy to have contributed to society in this way. And it's all free. I thank you.
(PS: if the Google guy is reading this :- I'm still not interested.)
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