This is more like a long Tweet than a short blog entry.
Personal issues aside Mark Hurd was a brilliant CEO for HP and he will be
remembered as one of the greatest CEOs HP ever had. Like the rest of the
world, we were curious and watched him from the beginning. I knew he was off
to a brilliant start when - within days of getting the job - he put together
an internal group of PhD economists specialized in game theory who developed
a system that saved HP billions of dollars in purchases.
Wikipedia defines game theory as "attempts to mathematically capture behavior
in strategic situations, or games, in which an individual's success in making
choices depends on the choices of others."
Hurd got up early every morning watching Armonk like a hawk.
Steve Mills via satellite with Jonathan Schwartz during the opening keynote
of JavaOne. (Photo copyright: Fuat Kircaali - Ulitzer... (more)
Diane Macedo of Fox News worked on Sofia's story for more than a month,
studying documents, interviewing more than a dozen people, and fact-checking
before publishing her news story on Monday and airing our interview.
Fox News: ▸ video ▸ story
On Monday, she also published a detailed article on Sofia that was picked up
by a dozen or so media outlets around the world during the week.
▸ Fox News Story on Sofia's Abduction to Syria
When Sofia returns safely home, she will pay her first visit to Diane at the
Fox News headquarters in New York City.
▸ US Leaves Its Youngest Citizen Beh... (more)
Wednesday morning I received new photographs of Sofia from the State
Department in Washington, DC. Sofia remains in Syria since being abducted in
Fox News: ▸ video ▸ story
The day after my last tweet regarding the lack of any new information about
my abducted daughter Sofia since March 4, I received an updated letter on
Thursday, April 7, 2011, from the State Department on Sofia's welfare in
Sofia was abducted by her mother from the United States to Syria last July,
following her diagnosis of GDD with possible autism. She had 13 remaining
medical appointment... (more)
Do you remember our Y2K problem eight years ago? On January 1, 2000, all of
a sudden, there was no Y2K problem. For many years every software company
collectively made billions of dollars on Y2K projects. Y2K became an industry
inside the software industry. I recall meeting a computer consultant who
claimed to be fixing the Y2K problem on QuickBooks on a local PC used by a
local mom and pop shop, a "hire a nurse" small business.
Unfortunately Web 2.0 was not so lucky.
Forget about the IBMs, Microsofts, Oracles of the industry for a moment that
In my October 2, 2008 blog entry, I shared the unfortunate news of Web 2.0's
demise. This news is now hitting Silicon Valley and Silicon alleys around the
Soon all Web 2.0 events will either be "cancelled," or their organizers will
make a last-minute attempt to pull together a last show, but throw in the
towel after that, IMHO.
If they buck all business logic, and go ahead with their final scheduled Web
2.0 events, they'll lose millions of dollars and find out after their last
show that Web 2.0 was DOA (as a software business model) anyway. I... (more)