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Good Time to be a Programmer

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Curt Cagle, an XML specialist has a nice piece on the the Web 2.0 Job Boom. Curt thinks that there is a coming tech crunch. There aren’t enough programmers to go around. Simple supply and demand … wages are beginning to rise pretty dramatically again, top people in the field have to get social secretaries […]

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E27 Summit

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Gaurav Oberoi is a family friend. I dropped him off at Stanford today where his company BillMonk was one of the exhibitors at E27 Summit. Gaurav was excited about the event. It is nice to read about these small companies and their ideas. I know that Gaurav and Chuck quit Amazon a few months ago […]

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Is this a Web2.0 App?

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Here is a link to the Web 2.0 Validator. I tried a few sites with some interesting results. Here Harry Chen blogs about the validator. What I really liked was that it led me to 30 Second Rule.

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RFID Growth

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Doug Southerland talks about the expected explosive growth of RFID, some potential application and early adopters. Many technologies need to be in place for this to happen. Here is my attempt at summarizing it. Resources: Del.icio.us tags on RFID Technorati links and blogs on RFID Complex Event Processing

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Learn to Like Yourself

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Hind Sights by Guy Kawasaki. Each one of these insights merit a blog post, in its own right. Guy’s “Let the good times roll by” is must read for every enterpreneur. Remember these ten things: if just one of them helps you helps just one of you, this speech will have been a success: #10: […]

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Ideas and Thoughts on Interlinking Communities

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One of the ideas Doug Engelbart often talks about, is the establishment of a “Networked Improvement Community” often referred to as a NIC. For example, if a set of interested participants form a community with the idea of improving the web, then it is a Web NIC. For example, W3C could be considered a Web […]

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Jobs Involving Interactions

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In this multi-part series, McKinsey & Company taks about the importance of Interactions for the evolution of companies of the future. Currently, jobs that involve participating in interactions rather than extracting raw materials or making finished goods account for more than 80 percent of all employment in the United States. And jobs involving the most […]

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The Definition of Work

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The definition of work: How to make some original contribution to the world, and in the process not to starve. In this essay, How to Do What You Love, Paul Graham talks about challenges in finding work you love.  To do something well you have to like it. That idea is not exactly novel. We’ve […]

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Blogs as back-up Brain

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Bill Ives is a KM guru. He is a prolific writer and the author of the book Blogs For Business. Bill makes a great contribution to both the blogging community and KM community with this post and podcast. Blog is a new tool for Personal KM. “the use of blogs for personal knowledge management, or […]

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Web 2.0 Applications – Success Factors

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Web 2.0 applications are sprouting like mushrooms. Lots of people do not like the name. I am not sure whether I like it or not. I am keeping my mind open. One thing is certain. It is getting a lot of attention. Simon St.Laurent has a really nice blog post  titled Web 2.0:Simple division? He […]