My One New Year’s Resolution – Be Prolific

To be candid,  I have had a hard time writing in real time,  I find that in five hundred words I normally can give a good circular article that provides some insight, takes a point of view, and if you read it makes you go “hmmmn” as Arsenio Hall used to say.

The problem now is that I have about 8 blogs to keep active as well as obligations to write 10 articles a month and then there are those damn tweets and posts.  What are they suppose to be about.

Worse the articles and blogs are suppose to be easily compartmentalized.  HTML5, Mobility, M2M, Small Business, etc.  However, I am eclectic and as Richard Bach said to his wife,  ”It’s all One”

Take the interviews I am working on right now for M2M, with Jerry Coumo and Gari Singh of IBM.  We hit mobility, Instant Messaging and JavaScript.  And that was just in an hour discussion.  I am working on breaking it up for easy reading but its like that.

In this SEO world, I am suppose to find the metatag subject and make Google and Bing happy with the content so it bubbles up to the reader’s interest.

But as Gari Singh said in the interview, its a Pub/Sub world.  So my strategy now is to be prolific and hopefully the sub side will dominate the pub side.

Anyway, if you are still reading this after me pushing out most of my blogs on other sites.  thank you.  I intend to write here daily on what I am doing everywhere else.

It’s new year’s the mayans were wrong, and absent a stray meteor, it should be a good year.

G-d bless us all, everyone.



















Linkedin Needs Some Curation Advice

I have just created a new id on Linkedin for the simple reason that Linkedin has not been paying attention to the explosion of groups.  As a conference guy I have an interest in a lot of places.  The linkedin groups are one place that I like to monitor.  But the groups are all over the place and tracking the right ones to connect to has become painful.  Big numbers does not mean good ideas and for industry country based groups are sometimes restrictive in how they post.

But rather than be stuck trying to choose do I want to track Smart Grid more than Green Initiatives I have decided my solution is in multiple email accounts.

I would rather have a curation tool, but alas that is not in the cards right now.

Going to the Bank or Taking a Bath?

I am waiting for the plane and everywhere I turned I saw the iPhone. Everyone has one, kids, parents, and grandparents.

Apple has made the device franca. No wonder Microsoft is treading lightly as it figures out how to compete with the iPhone and iPad. Nokia and Surface are the brands of record and not Microsoft. Not wanting to over promise everyone is staging and trying to find their path. Microsoft takes the surface out of the box to gauge if they will have demand. RIM’s inventory problem which has led to its stock slide shows that marketing needs to step up and guide how the design to match the demand of the future.

The West Coast players of Apple, Amazon, Cisco, Google, Microsoft and Oracle all have the capital to buy a network. However, I still have a hard time believing that a device company should buy a telephone company. But let’s talk it through with our Stock Market friends on August 16th. You can join us for the DeviceTel conversation you can join us  . However, calling Apple the device franca ignores an important aspect. No one is making phone calls on the device.

“What is everyone doing on the device?” Unfortunately Mary Meeker seems to be the only one with a clue  given the recent Bureau of Labor and Statistics use of time analysis .

According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, which needs to find a way to associate the Internet with its time use study, after sleep and work our next biggest chunk of time is spent watching TV. I am not sure if this survey has been changed since Lawrence Welk was first taken off the air (as opposed to being on PBS in rerun).
So let’s do our own study and let’s get a better picture of what we do .
And let’s look beyond the device and to the life style. I tweeted that I feel like we need to update Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance  .

Perhaps you will join us tomorrow at IMTC’s 2025 .

From an operations standpoint we have SIPNOC going on this week.  If the device folks want to be a telco should join us in Virginia.