Brandon Watson's "Many Niches" Blog
What happens when your cloud provider has multiple datacenters and has the
ability to move your code around based on their need (read: not your need)?
One thing that any enterprise IT buyer knows how to say is “who’s throat
do I choke?” When you have a composited application, who exactly are you
going to be calling? The cloud providers have yet to address the myriad of
problems which can, and will, arise.
Just when you thought it was safe to start thinking about putting together
all of those services into a composite app, the dreaded siren call of
“whose neck do I choke”beckons. If you ever plan to have an IT manager
look at your application, get used to hearing that one.
I’ve been off for a few weeks launching a little thing called Azure
Services Platform. Did you miss it? There are plenty of videos over at the
PDC 2008 site. H... (more)
There’s an interesting article over that The Funded which discusses the
state of affairs in the VC market. The post itself is a response to the
Fred Wilson post about the current state of affairs in the VC market.
Fred’s claim is that the VC model is not broken. He’s right. Sort
of. Being broken would imply that it was fixed or working correctly at one
point in time. I would in fact argue that the model was flawed from
inception, and was based on the imbalance of supply and demand for risk
I am about to go on a bit of a (LONG) rant here, but my point of view is on... (more)
Venture Capital Blog on Ulitzer
Apparently (apparently!), I have said something that hit a nerve. When I
posted my thoughts on the whole issues as to whether or not the VC model was
broken, I had no idea that it would be the most popular post I have ever
written (and it’s not even noon on day 2). Crazy.
Predictably, some of my VC friends showed up to the conversation to point out
that 1) am angry, and 2) that the “good” VCs don’t have associates.
First, I am not angry. It’s easy for the VCs and their ilk to cast those
aspersions, but the reality is that they have a fantastic ... (more)
Mini-MSFT is back, with a post about Microsoft turning The Corner. It’s
interesting to contrast his point of view with that of MG Siegler over at
ParisLemon. Given my own perception of Valley bias on the part of Siegler
(he is one of the new voices of TechCrunch after all), it’s great to see
that we’re making progress which is being met with receptivity and not
suspicion. Further, everyone is focused on the most important beneficiaries
I have to admit, since returning to the company a little over a year ago, I
have had this sense that things are looking up. Don... (more)
About 3 weeks ago, I wrote this article about the Kindle, and mentioned how I
thought that for various reasons attached to the Kindle, I was actually going
to be reading more.
Shortly thereafter, I got a ping on Facebook from someone I didn’t know.
His name is Brad Stone, and he identified himself as a journalist and he had
some questions about my blog post. I rang him up, and we spoke for a
while. In today’s NY Times is the article he was writing.
The point in sharing this is (aside for a shameless plug, and an attempt to
get people to say “awwwwww” about my daughter) to unde... (more)