Coach

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Date registered: February 26, 2017

Latest posts

  1. A Different Angle on the Must-Ask Interview Question — December 4, 2012
  2. 7 Inch Tablet Four Way Deathmatch…and Fight! — October 25, 2012
  3. The iPad Mini Announcement: The Un-Story. — October 24, 2012
  4. A Great Game Needs Great Referees — October 2, 2012
  5. Why You May Hate Windows 8 and One Thing to Do About It. — September 29, 2012

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  5. HP TouchPad vs the iPad 2: And Fight! — 8 comments

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Dec 04

A Different Angle on the Must-Ask Interview Question

Kevin Morell, of the software company Referly, has posted on his blog the main question he asks when interviewing engineering and marketing applicants for his company.  It is interesting in that it goes contrary to all of the mental gymnastics question that have been the fashion at other high tech companies and have been the …

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Oct 25

7 Inch Tablet Four Way Deathmatch…and Fight!

Ever since Amazon dropped the price floor out of the tablet marketplace to $199 with the Kindle Fire, tech observers, and possibly many consumers, have wondering what Apple might do about it.  After a couple of press events, we finally have the answer in the iPad Mini. So here we have our four-way comparison of …

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Oct 24

The iPad Mini Announcement: The Un-Story.

The un-story is the story that isn’t told during the announcement itself and the one which the company might just as well prefer not be told at all. Apple Marketing loses a bit of its discipline. Having announcements of mega-events less than three months apart was something Apple used to never do.  Having them more …

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Oct 02

A Great Game Needs Great Referees

After what will no doubt go down as one of the most embarrassing end-of-game plays in any sport, the NFL quickly reached an agreement with its referees on a new contract and ended the lockout.  In the process of doing so it was no doubt reminded of the rule that is the title of this piece.  Whatever …

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Sep 29

Why You May Hate Windows 8 and One Thing to Do About It.

It is good for a technologist to have a few people around him who are not. It keeps them grounded, so that when he is thrilled with all the advancements in a new version of something they get to hear “Augh! They moved things! Why do they have to always go and move things!” With …

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Sep 19

Amazon May Take Another Bite from California Retailers Now That it is One.

Starting last Saturday, Amazon.com began collecting sales tax from California customers.  It was the completion of one of the most surprising turn-arounds in corporate policy in recent memory.  Ever since its founding, Amazon had avoided creating a physical presence in any state that had both a sales tax and a substantial number of customers, which …

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Sep 16

e-book pricing begins a new era

HarperCollins Publishing on September 11, 2012 announced that it had reached a new e-book pricing agreement with sellers. The changes were the result of the recent final settlement with some parties of a Justice Department suit regarding price fixing between several publishers and Apple Computer. The recent settlement included Simon & Schuster and Hachette, as …

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Sep 14

The Apple iPhone 5 Announcement: The Un-Story

Everybody covers the story of a product announcement. Its easy. Just re-arrange the stuff they said on stage in your own words. What is harder to cover is the un-story. That is the story about the stuff that wasn’t announced. It is also risky, because the company might forget to send you an invitation to …

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Sep 04

Excuse Me, Do You Have Wi-Fi on Your Ass?

In Israel, a few miles north of Nazareth, the city of Hoshaya is the site of a Talmudic-era re-enactment village called  Kfar Kedem.  Think Colonial Wiliamsburg with sandals. Like any other current tourist attraction, they wanted their visitors to spread the word by text messaging, tweeting, sending pictures to their friends and updating their facebook page …

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Aug 31

Why News Coverage of Polls is Even Worse than the Polls Themselves

Recently a major national news site contained the headline ‘polls show race still close in swing states’.  Of course they are close!  If they aren’t close then they wouldn’t be the swing states, would they? The real bias in the media is a bias toward attention getting stories.  This manifests itself as a bias toward …

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