Friday, May 22, 2009

Loyalty to the Network vs the Organisation

We see this in the way network effects govern the growth of Silicon Valley. Silicon Valley's success is external to any particular company's success, and so loyalty is external, too. As AnnaLee Saxenian, author of Regional Advantage, notes, Silicon Valley has in effect become one large, distributed company. People job-hop so frequently that folks 'joke that you can change jobs without changing car pools. Some say they wake up thinking they work for Silicon Valley. Their loyalty is more to advancing technology or to the region than it is to any individual firm.'
I'm not sure how new this is. I've always felt (and said if asked) that I worked 'in' IT, not for the particular organisation that employed me at that moment.  I find it hard to understand folk who describe their career and goals within a single organisation.  

Spending your career working for a single organisation would be an inconceivable limitation to me.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Commonwealth Place ii

Commonwealth Place i

Monday, May 11, 2009

Bike Rack

Saturday, May 09, 2009

twittergram and switchAbit

I've given up on twitterfeed as it only seems to work about half the time.

Instead I'm using twittergram which allows you to "Send your Flickr pix to Twitter and show people what you're up to".

Twittergram is hosted by switchAbit which allows you to switch blog entries and other data to and from other services (such as twitter).  

I've set up posting images from Flickr and blog posts from here to be automatically sent to twitter.  switchAbit supports other services like facebook, jaiku, tumblr, and wordpress.

So, this post should be turned into a tweet in about 10 minutes......

Multiple Perils Ahead


Friday, May 08, 2009

Up and Tumble

Repainted 74 Dome

Micro Four Thirds

A new Four Thirds System standard has been developed to increase the freedom and enjoyment of high-quality photography. This new standard makes it possible to dramatically reduce the size and thickness of interchangeable lens cameras, while at the same time employing a powerful image sensor used by the Four Thirds System standard to ensure high picture quality.
Smaller sounds good to me...

Saturday, May 02, 2009

I've just stepped up to Aperture

I've just finished installing Aperture.  

Fun times ahead...