Create original technology

“We think competition is healthy, but competitors should create their own original technology, not steal ours,” Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs (regarding HTC’s purported patent infringements).

Hmm. Seems Steve has forgotten his trip to Xerox Parc.

Why Bill Gates is Richer than You

I wrote this section in 1997 when the Clinton Administration sued Microsoft. Since then GNU/Linux has improved substantially and now far exceeds government desktop IT requirements. However, U.S. federal and state governments have continued to hire lawyers to pick at Microsoft instead of hiring programmers to port their Windows-only apps to GNU/Linux. Then they express surprise that Johnny wants to major in Law instead of Computer Science.

Philip Greenspun.

Is the Facebook imperative really so great for Corporate America?

I’m relying on Twitter and LinkedIn to get real work done. My Facebook account has become a modern-day equivalent of AOL—I’m there because everyone else is.

via ZDNet.com.

This might be sacreligious but I’ve questioned the utility of facebook from the get go. I’ve not been convinced of Twitter/linkedin either. I guess I need a concrete example from someone who is getting “real work done” using these services.