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Experimentation, Prototyping and Roombas.


Will we look back on the desktop experience of today in much the same way we reflect on computer punch cards of yore? If so, when will the desktop and mouse become irrelevant? How do people who want to explore the world of technology experiences...
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The Google model and B2B


Earlier this month my friends at Postini-Google announced they were dropping prices for their signature anti-spam service by up to 90% - down to $3 - $12 per user per year, from $35 per user per year. This would seem to be consistent with the Google...
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More on Cloud Computing from Dion Hinchcliffe


Dion Hinchcliffe recently provide a comprehensive overview of the status of cloud computing for the enterprise in his post, Enterprise cloud computing gathers steam. It is a good article for spinning your knowledge up on what this trend means...
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A bench with two seats


A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to hear Joshua Gutwill, a researcher at the Exploratorium, speak about Instrumenting Chaos: Understanding the Visitor Experience in a Free-Choice Environment. In the Q&A part of the talk, someone asked if...
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Avoiding the Hidden Costs of Cloud Computing


George Lawton recently provided a post describing how "as with SOA, some development costs obscured by cloud computing." He extensively quotes iTKOs John Michelsen and this is greatly appreciated. George writes that while cloud computing holds...
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ExactTarget API tip - complex filters


A couple of weeks ago I was at a client site doing ExactTarget API consulting. This client is standardizing on ExactTarget as their single source of all e-mail communications from three of their internal applications. They will use 5Buckets for the...
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