A little something extra…
Sometimes here in the links, there’s a super-nice confluence of items. Stuff that just goes together so well.
On the topic of “the Internet is destroying (old) media,” I suggest reading these items in order:
- Clay Shirky on how status quo complexity (leading to cost) is killing mainstream media in the face of the web.
- John Thornton on the economics behind the new Texas Tribune, a news source I find excellent.
- WOXY shutting down – meanwhile, this is what we consumers get after years of demanding “free.”
I’m “hoping” 2010 is the year we start seeing the consequences of “free as in drive content producers out of business” and figure out how to stop any unhelpful disruption. Otherwise, it’s cute kids and sandwich updates for the rest of our lives. Image if the only thing you could watch was re-runs of America’s Funniest Home Videos.
- InfoQ: SpringOne Panel: The Future of Enterprise Deployment
"In this video Javier Soltero, SpringSource CTO of Management Products, hosts a panel discussion on the future of enterprise deployment and what IT operations staff should be looking for when considering their production system needs with Michael Cote (Redmonk), Andi Mann (EMA), Dennis Callahan (The 451 Group), and Al Hilwa (IDC)."
- Evernote shared notebook:
@fearofcode new one for the "lil' analysts guide" (: wear a cod-piece 😉
- Twitter Predicts Box-Office Sales Better Than a Prediction Market [Updated] | Design & Innovation | Fast Company
Hey, predictive analytics: "To predict first weekend performance, they built a computer model, which factored in two variables: the rate of tweets around the release date and the number of theaters its released in. Lo and behold, that model was 97.3% accurate in predicting opening weekend box office. By contrast, the Hollywood Stock Exchange, which has been the gold standard for opening box-office predictions, had a 96.5% accuracy."
- IPP East Coast CloudJam – Intuit Partner Platform
Check out some fun, free Intuit cloud action next week – – @sogrady will be doing some judging too.
- On Writing — Heinlein's Rules
1: You Must Write; 2: Finish What Your Start; 3: You Must Refrain From Rewriting, Except to Editorial Order (or "Don't tinker endlessly with your story"); 4: You Must Put Your Story on the Market; 5: You Must Keep it on the Market until it has Sold; 6: Start Working on Something Else.
- Adobe AIR – Packager for iPhone OS demos
Using Adobe tools to build for iPhone, Android, etc.
- IBM Pulse 2010 Presentations
- A real person, a lot like you | Derek Sivers
I like that they idea of "trolls" and people being cruel is bubbling up as a mainstream topic in tech culture. Hopefully people will stop being assholes. Oh, wait: history! Right.
- Datacenter Barometer: Good News for OpenSolaris?
"In other words, Solaris/OpenSolaris might use a purer open core model moving forward, with both platforms flourishing…. Setting up the paywall for Solaris 10 simply refines the open core model the Solaris/OpenSolaris relation already had. It's just that now the commercial Solaris 10 will not be free in any sense: neither as in beer or freedom."
- Hitchhiker's Guide to Financial Regulation
This is some sort of techonomics, real-world poetry-rant on globlal financial markets right here: "picayune issues, like squashing prospects for bottom-up economic growth in a largely screwed-up economy that is over-dependent on flipping paper, and under-dependent on building useful things that other people want."
- For Photographers, the Image of a Shrinking Path
In commerce, there are no fundamental truths, values, or theology of The Job there's just inefficiency that's been made efficient, disruption, and disintermediation.
- Why OData Matters (IMHO)
Good to see project Astoria finally getting wider appeal.
- What I am going to do next…
Ted no longer at Sun/Oracle. The dynamic language crew is further reduced.
- Dell’s New Cloud Server line
Dell'a cloud guy rounds up recent cloud posts.
Zane pronounced BPML dead man walking.
- Why I Can’t Get As Excited About Geolocation as Scoble
- Attention Non-Profit Newsies: Alan Mutter Thinks We’re Fantastic!!
This piece goes very well with Shirkey's on complexity being the problem for media catching up with the web.
- WOXY.com ending broadcast March 23
- The Collapse of Complex Business Models « Clay Shirky
The structure, culture, and legalities – the costs – of old media don't allow it to sell it's product on Internet terms: at cut-rate prices and quality.
- Time Inc.'s Tablet Push Starts With Time Mag App At $4.99 An Issue
- Sun on the Horizon
Open government, here data, in Texas: "A small but growing number of state officials are warming to the idea of greater transparency and open access to raw government data, following a budding trend across the country."
- Pixels And Salsa: Adobe And Chipotle Play Gowalla’s Game
"Yesterday, I moderated a panel at Where 2.0 with both Gowalla and Foursquare on it, as well as Loopt, Plancast, and Twitter. All parties indicated brands being so interested in location at this point that they’re actually the ones approaching the companies about deals, rather than the other way around." Also get free big chain burritos and CS5 copies.
- Former Sun open source officer joins OSI board
- The iPad Is A Great Device, But It's Targeting The Wrong Consumer
- Flickr: cote's stuff tagged with chip
I can always count on pics of @mrchippy for presentation clip art, e.g., for "developer" or "Waffle House rejects":
- Please, no more ‘Open Source Company’
Disclosure: see the RedMonk client list for clients mentioned.