January 21, 2014
January Link Roundup
Another round of dumping collected tabs here... random things but all interesting and worth a read...
- The Rise of the Female Hardware Entrepreneur. This is one of the nice things about the Internet of Things / hardware / wearables / etc. subset of the tech world - lots of women in high profile roles. There's always room for more, naturally, but it's a move in the right direction.
- A good article from Martin Spindler about the Google Nest acquisition. I particularly liked his slide deck at the end of that post, which is more about the Internet of Things in general.
- Value is Created by Doing. Good to remember that doing work is important, not doing things that look a bit like work...
- Websockets (accidentally) blocked by mobile networks, a reminder that vanilla HTTP is often still the best solution to getting your client code to talk to your web service. I might have some experiences with that and server-sent events soon.
- Dude, where's my North Sea oil money. A rather depressing look at how the UK might have fared had the Thatcher government not passed all our oil money onto rich people. Artisanal Capitalism: The art and craft of business. The Economist looks at the craft/maker movement.
- Dan Hill being his usual insightful self and looking at the Uber taxi app service and what that means for the privatisation of civic services and hand-waving around rules and regulation.
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