Jeffrey Mann

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New Year’s Anti-Resolutions for 2013

by Jeffrey Mann  |  January 1, 2013  |  1 Comment

For the last several years, I have written a series of blog posts on my anti-resolutions for the year. It’s easy to publish predictions and yearly previews in a blog around this time of year. So I won’t. If lots of people do something, that usually is a pretty good reason for me not do […]

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Is There a Dropbox Effect?

by Jeffrey Mann  |  November 12, 2012  |  4 Comments

A columnist at VentureBeat recently wrote about the supposed Dropbox Effect and whether it is real or not. I think it is, but not the way most people seem to be using the term. I see three aspects the supposed Dropbox effect: What the people saying it think it means What it really means What […]

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Yes, I want an iPad, but not THAT much

by Jeffrey Mann  |  March 27, 2011  |  2 Comments

I am not usually all that into gadgets, and I have never understood the manic devotion to all things Apple that some normally rational people display. I don’t have an iPhone (I tried, but that’s a long, not very interesting story) and am very happy with my Blackberry Torch. I get a secret satisfaction out […]

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Why does anyone care about operating systems?

by Jeffrey Mann  |  July 9, 2009  |  9 Comments

Before I was an analyst, I can remember lamenting why the people in our industry were so obsessed with chips and operating systems. It was around the time when DEC released the Alpha RISC chip, and rivalry between the different strains of UNIX and Windows was at its highest point. The horse race between BSD, […]

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Apple Myths

by Jeffrey Mann  |  February 10, 2009  |  6 Comments

Dissing anything Apple is one of the most dangerous things a blogger can do, but I feel obliged and justified. Baiting Apple fans is second only to criticizing open source as a way to generate vituperative comments. I have always had a mixed marriage with my wife preferring Macs and me needing to use Windows […]

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