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Archives for November, 2008


Butt Out IT! Facebook "Productivity Loss" Is No Concern of Yours

by Brian Prentice  |  November 23, 2008  |  10 Comments

Like my colleague Anthony Bradley, I also speak to a lot of IT departments worried about people wasting time on social networking sites like Facebook. But Anthony is a much nicer guy than I am. Oh sure, I firmly believe there’s a lot of time wasting going on. But it’s not from the employees socializing [...]

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Steve, Android is a Feature, Not a Product

by Brian Prentice  |  November 10, 2008  |  1 Comment

Steve Ballmer was in my part of the world last week and while speaking at Telstra’s annual investment day made a statement about Google’s Android that will doubtlessly get a lot of mileage in the blogosphere. Specifically he said: "I don’t really understand their strategy. Maybe somebody else does. If I went to my shareholder [...]

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Bilski – A Judicial Reaction To A Bureaucratic Problem?

by Brian Prentice  |  November 8, 2008  |  1 Comment

[disclaimer- much to my Mother's disappointment I am not an attorney. These are my personal views and should not be considered legal opinion] What does the Bilski ruling and your last dinner at a Brazilian churrascaria have in common? While a great deal of anticipation preceded both events, they each resulted in a slow and [...]

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Bilski = Billable Hours

by Brian Prentice  |  November 3, 2008  |  2 Comments

[note - much to my Mother's disappointment I am not an attorney. These are my personal views and should not be considered legal opinion] Now that the Bilski ruling is in, the discomfort being felt by those who’ve invested the effort and money to patent their business methods is providing no small amount of Schadenfreude [...]

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