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Why Steve Ballmer Failed

 •  Filed under Technology, Software, Microsoft, Change, Steve Ballmer

Why Steve Ballmer Failed

An era has ended, no matter how you feel about the man personally. This is a good read, looking back at how Microsoft got to where it’s at today.

Also, the graphs in this piece are as nice as the writing. The headline is more sensational then the work itself.

Newspapers aren't dying and Jeff Bezos isn't crazy - Fortune Features

 •  Filed under Technology, News, Change, Newspaper

Newspapers aren't dying and Jeff Bezos isn't crazy - Fortune Features

I agree with Caroline’s takeaway here – newspapers aren’t going away. (Full disclosure, she ran WPNI, while I was there.)

I think another major point, which she hints at when she talks about “the role that print advertising once played,” is that papers traditionally operated at large profit margins. They can’t do that any longer, and for some, the shift is to dramatic to survive. Clearly, certain papers and certain owners will make that shift. She’s suggesting the up tick might be nearer than it seems.

Via @robcurley.

PC World: Glitch's graceful exit

 •  Filed under Games, Canonical, Mmo, Mmorpg, Change, Launchpad

PC World: Glitch's graceful exit

MMOs shutdown all the time. But it’s also something we have to deal with in any tech field. Sometimes things you build work and sometimes they don’t, and then you have to figure out what to do with the site or tech when you move on to something else.

This article outlines what Glitch did so well in it’s shutdown, but these ideas could apply well for any of us. Approaches like “play it straight” and “close the door softly while opening a new one” could really be true for any web site or piece of code.