PC World does the right thing and other stories

I’m sitting in Phoenix, sick of travel, but BEA showed me some cool things this morning, so it was all worth it. Web 2.0 is now in the Enterprise. When BEA has wikis, RSS feeds, mashups, blogs, tag clouds and more — all in a product aimed at the staid and boring big company world — you know the world has totally changed.

But, I just caught up on my link blog, there’s a TON of good stuff there. I’m really having a lot more fun reading other people’s blogs lately than writing my own. Hope you’re enjoying that cause there’s no other place that’s giving you this selection of good tech blogs.

One of the things you’ll see on my link blog is that PC World editor Harry McCracken has his job back. Awesome.

Comments

  1. So does this mean we can look forward to more Dvorakian Fluff from PC World? I mean, did you read those articles? They both sucked, pro and con alike.

    Yeesh. Here I had thought they were possibly worth reading.

  2. So does this mean we can look forward to more Dvorakian Fluff from PC World? I mean, did you read those articles? They both sucked, pro and con alike.

    Yeesh. Here I had thought they were possibly worth reading.

  3. Jeeze Robert, I can see that you’re really learning from the tv and cable news stations. I check out your link blog and flip page after page looking to read about Harry getting his job back and I can’t find it anywhere.

    Hot story, coming up next… and two hours later they’re still pumping out repeats and commercials while promising the hot story is coming up.

    Interesting story, just check out my link blog… and all I have to do is wade through page after page of crap stories digging for it. I knew there was a reason I quit checking out your link blog, and now I remember why.

  4. Jeeze Robert, I can see that you’re really learning from the tv and cable news stations. I check out your link blog and flip page after page looking to read about Harry getting his job back and I can’t find it anywhere.

    Hot story, coming up next… and two hours later they’re still pumping out repeats and commercials while promising the hot story is coming up.

    Interesting story, just check out my link blog… and all I have to do is wade through page after page of crap stories digging for it. I knew there was a reason I quit checking out your link blog, and now I remember why.

  5. Neal: let me get this right. I go through about 1,300 items every day for you and you can’t go through 15 to find something? Geez. Brock is right. Lazy. Go read Digg.com instead.

  6. Neal: let me get this right. I go through about 1,300 items every day for you and you can’t go through 15 to find something? Geez. Brock is right. Lazy. Go read Digg.com instead.

  7. @5:

    The link blog is straight out of Google Reader. I don’t think there are any controls or options that allow you to include a search, color schemes, or anything else for that matter. It is what it is. Might be a good enhancement suggestion for Google though.

    One thing I’d like to see from Google eventually is a bit better integration between things like Notebook, Reader, Blogger. As it is if I make a Notebook entry and later decide I want a blog entry on the same item, I have to do some cut and pasting.

    Of course what I DON’T want is the type of integration that Microsoft does where in order to use one product you have to commit to using several others. They now allow Hotmail users to get their messages downloaded… but only to Outlook. How hard would it have been to just use a standard POP or IMAP interface where you could choose your own e-mail program? Probably a lot easier than what they actually did. With this move they’ve demonstrated that there have been no changes in corporate philosophy in Redmond. Just more of the same lock-in.

  8. @5:

    The link blog is straight out of Google Reader. I don’t think there are any controls or options that allow you to include a search, color schemes, or anything else for that matter. It is what it is. Might be a good enhancement suggestion for Google though.

    One thing I’d like to see from Google eventually is a bit better integration between things like Notebook, Reader, Blogger. As it is if I make a Notebook entry and later decide I want a blog entry on the same item, I have to do some cut and pasting.

    Of course what I DON’T want is the type of integration that Microsoft does where in order to use one product you have to commit to using several others. They now allow Hotmail users to get their messages downloaded… but only to Outlook. How hard would it have been to just use a standard POP or IMAP interface where you could choose your own e-mail program? Probably a lot easier than what they actually did. With this move they’ve demonstrated that there have been no changes in corporate philosophy in Redmond. Just more of the same lock-in.

  9. Microsoft has had RSS, Wikis, and Blogs in SharePoint 2007. This went beta in 2005 and has been released for months.

    BEA has to do something to make the Enterprise Web 2.0? This is a case where Microsoft was already there…

  10. Microsoft has had RSS, Wikis, and Blogs in SharePoint 2007. This went beta in 2005 and has been released for months.

    BEA has to do something to make the Enterprise Web 2.0? This is a case where Microsoft was already there…

  11. Methinks Mr. McCracken scored a promotion out of his old but new-again overlords.

    And, yeah, I don’t get why Google (of all outfits) doesn’t give you searchability within (y)our Reader. That’s kinda odd. Maybe that’s why it’s still Beta? It’s the LONE remaining reason I still use Safari for my gobs of feeds (including your link blog). I can search on Silverlight on your link blog and torch out everything else for a few moments while I highgrade today’s content. Can’t do the “J’ and “K” thing… But, I’d rather filter my FIREHOSE of news (“river” my ass!).

  12. Methinks Mr. McCracken scored a promotion out of his old but new-again overlords.

    And, yeah, I don’t get why Google (of all outfits) doesn’t give you searchability within (y)our Reader. That’s kinda odd. Maybe that’s why it’s still Beta? It’s the LONE remaining reason I still use Safari for my gobs of feeds (including your link blog). I can search on Silverlight on your link blog and torch out everything else for a few moments while I highgrade today’s content. Can’t do the “J’ and “K” thing… But, I’d rather filter my FIREHOSE of news (“river” my ass!).

  13. Microsoft has had RSS, Wikis, and Blogs in SharePoint 2007. This went beta in 2005 and has been released for months.

    Yes, and if you don’t want the loser functionality, you can make everyone use Windows. Yay for interop.

    What I want to know is how PC World hiring McCracken back is the “right” thing to do. On several levels, it strikes me as a particularly poor idea.

  14. Microsoft has had RSS, Wikis, and Blogs in SharePoint 2007. This went beta in 2005 and has been released for months.

    Yes, and if you don’t want the loser functionality, you can make everyone use Windows. Yay for interop.

    What I want to know is how PC World hiring McCracken back is the “right” thing to do. On several levels, it strikes me as a particularly poor idea.