"HP keeps PC business: Price war, crumbling profit margins next" (zd.net/vwb1hO) JK--HP on PCs: my market 4 good bad or disastrous
"Samsung overtakes Apple as world's top smartphone maker" (zd.net/rOXbUV) JK--Typical Apple pattern: breaks new ground, loses market
Northwestern Maryland suburbs get the pretty snow. We in the eastern Fairfax County suburbs get dreary cold rain. Could use some frosting.
Busy week ahead. Speak in Ft. Lauderdale on Tues. Fly to Seattle for consultng Wed. Single longest flight btwn major cities in continentl US
RIP Howard Wolpe. Former congressman used position to wield US influence to isolate apartheid-oppressive former S. African minority govt.
Rewriting words of communal devotion. Sure, Pope can decree whatever he wishes downward. But most Catholics will still mumble older versions
Listening to Ramones "I Don't Care" from "Rocket to Russia." Their most minimal lyric. In repeating he didnt care abt girl & world, Joey did
Dear Catholic Liturgy Revisers: Reconsider "for you & for many for the forgiveness of sins." Annoying rapidfire repetition of same syllable
Drained my inboxes at the end of the workday. But I'm not drained. Getting my smoothie.
I can't stand those "chatlogs" that web conferencing services stick on yer hard drive. I don't need record of "speak louder please" requests
@kexpplaylist: Smells Like Happiness by The Hidden Cameras from The Smell of Our Own JK--This is a great locomotive-rhythm yodeling song
"Apple: It's time to leave Neverland" (zd.net/rQ29jW) JK--I hope you mean Peter Pan metaphor, not Michael Jackson.
Yahoo. Remember when they stood at forefront of the World Wide Web revolution? Now they feel as ancient as Windows XP.
Remember when PCs were the most advanced personal tech you had? Now they're something you're dumping and HP toyed with dumping.
Possible snow this weekend in DC suburbs? This still October? Even in Michigan growing up, that was very rare. We'll see. Where's my shovel?
How will OLAP evolve in the age of
#Hadoop ? Inquiring analysts want to know!
"Bill Gates -- being a billionaire isn't all it's cracked up to be" (bit.ly/v4HxSI) JK--OK, but give us a crack at it & we'll decide
#Hadoop Wave. The scorecard is nearing completion. So is the doc that presents our findings & evaluation. Stay tuned.
Taking really cool preso/demo from
#Starview : real-time next best action that ingests both event data & endpoint state data.
My days stay funny. Vendor: "We've got a helluva differentiated
#Hadoop solution." User: "Can you tell me what the hell Hadoop is?"
Only tech vendor that has no
#Hadoop story these days is......um.......Apple?
@marketinguru Thanks. I'm certainly the devil's right-hand (hench)man!
#Hadoop Wave facts & scores. Devil's in details. Devilishly complex stories to tell.
Apple Computer. Now in unenviable position of having to live up to founder's vision, and live down comparisons to founder's accomplishments
"FB 2 Build Massive Arctic Data Fortress" (bit.ly/tooS0l) JK--Fun fact: Fortress of Solitude where Zuckerberg'll wear cape+tights.
"The Ugliest Laptops Ever Made" (bit.ly/u2uTd9) JK--Disiagree. I like them all--& no fair including Osborne 1. Model T was ugly too
"The Life and Times of Windows XP" (bit.ly/vQ1lbm) JK--My trusty old home desktop computer, which plays music while I work, is on XP
"NASA: "Interplanetary bogeyman" comet Elenin is no more; it's an ex-comet" (bit.ly/uvGtGe) JK--What? Huh? Did we shoot it down?
"Rometty 2 Take Big Blue Into Next 100 Years" (bit.ly/rWDT9k) JK--Long horizon, but lets assume she'll also focus on quarterly numbrs
Massively parallel processing architecture. Core of scale-out, which is key 2
#BigData. Parallelism gives headroom 4 volume velocity variety
Listening to The Jayhawks "Eyes of Sarahjane" from "Rainy Day Music." Combine Everly-ish harmonies with CSNY-ish folk-country-rock.
People often ask me what's my favorite restaurant in Vegas. I'll have to say Subway. Torn between the one on the Strip vs. on Flamingo.
Bit of winter in the air in northern Virginia. Wind's a bit strong. But you can't beat that fresh air. Breathe it deep.
Aaron Neville overhead at CVS. Always reminds of curious recurring SNL bit where Horatio Sanz portrayed Neville as cocoa butter fetishist.
US News & World Report. Dedic8d 2 reporting on things that arent news, not involving US, nor terribly worldly, eg search 4 historical Jesus
Dear IT Vendors: A demo is worth a thousand PowerPoints.
Getting so busy, barely enuff time 2 do it all during normal waking hours. Pls undrstnd wot I mean when say I'll get back 2 U "in my dreams"
Out-of-office messages. I'd like to set up an "out-of-my-mind-with-overwork" message. I'd set that on 24x7.
A big part of the process of preparing any
#Forrester Wave is to continue tracking all relevant vendor & market announcements up to pub date
I've processed all the
#Hadoop vendor feedback on their respective scorecards. Now getting deep into process of writing the Wave doc.
@nancykoppdw Had a great time Nancy. Conversations were great. I learned a lot. I hope you all benefitted from our discussions.
"'SNL--The Game' App Now Available" (prn.to/sC9kcA) JK--Players say game is getting Lorne 2 put their hopeful faces live on Sat night
Catch my keynote, Canadian Marketing Association Analytic Conf, Toronto, Jan 18 2012. "Guided Conversations: The Key to Customer Intimacy."
"Nintendo's losses grow, slashes forecast" (bit.ly/tndO0Z) JK--But Xbox a bright spot for Microsoft. Go figure.
This morning's the usual crush of emails & other tasks that were deferred till after I got back from my road trip. I'm home. Crushed.
A "Sense of Urgency" is synonymous with a full bladder.
"Famous slight from ITDirector.com": "His face livid gaunt; his breath green w/gall; tongue drips poison." JQAdams. Slight? That's stiletto!
Netflix' current problems just serve to remind me of the reason I silently scoff at industry manias regarding some vendor taking over world
Bourgeois. My fave toothless epithet. Not only laughably French, but no matter how often I look up in dictionary, I've no idea what it means
Wanna thank Delta Airlines for including Raphael Saadiq's latest LP in the inflight entertainment yesterday. Sweet uplifting 60s-ish soul!
"Researchers Crack XML Encryption Mech, Propose New Std" (bit.ly/rXPBlc) JK--Crackd by correl8 error msgs 2 seq of mod ciphertexts
@acroll The legend of Steve Jobs just continues to grow after his death. Clearly, this is a booming cottage industry.
@acroll Yeah,which is creepy. Let's encourage everybody to drive plate-less cars. See if that scales. States would end loophole toot sweet!
"How MSFT could (but probably wont) take ovr world agin" (tek.io/uGw7gu) JK--They never took it over befor. BTW, pushed tablet in 90s
I'm hoping Virginia Rometty speaks at
#IBM data analytics events. I never once saw Palmisano at IOD.
Google's self-driving car (bit.ly/sz5v4l) JK--Wife & I saw one of these on I-395 last night. That spinning thing on roof givs willies
"Thought-controlled computers may soon B reality" (bit.ly/sljLUZ) JK--That'll be great when people learn how 2 control their thoughts
"Mystery solved: Why Steve Jobs’ car never had a license plate" (tnw.co/uJ30r8) JK--Still doesn't explain "why?"
RIP Paul Leka. Co-wrote "Green Tambourine" & "Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye)." Proved that bubblegum doesnt lose its flavor over the years
What's the difference? Jobs saw himself as salvation for a corrupt world. He even spoke that way.
Jobs definitely had a martyr complex. In Isaacson book, he trashes everybody who crossed him. In his self-mythology, Judas is everywhere
Why does it not surprise me now when I learn that vendor X is planning
#Hadoop announcement of any sort? I'm not jaded. Just swamped.
Schweet! Got my first class upgrade. Best thing? Power at the seats!
Boarded the plane in Vegas. Guy next to me is Train's tour manager. I'm concealing the fact that I'm not into Train.
Coffee on airplanes sux, even in 1st class. Why don't they put Keurig machines on airplanes so attendants can give U decent cuppa joe?
Actionable insights. If I valued actionable insights so highly, I shouldn't have gone to college. All insights there are merely debatable.
Ancient Australian import who probably has 400,000 living descendants in the US: Errol Flynn (youtu.be/Evof-iVDOwQ). "In like Flynn"
Ancient Australian import that the dingoes should have devoured when he was still a baby: Yahoo Serious (youtu.be/dEL_BT_Z6Yg)
Ancient Australian import that nobody remembers nor should: Jacko of the Energizer commercials (youtube.com/watch?v=PmQhka…)
The American Dream. It's becoming "gee, I wish I had more time to sleep and actually get to dream that dream."
Reciprocating someone's Twitter follow just cuz she sez she's in "deepest Hampshire" (England). Assuming she doesnt reside deep in the earth
House of Blues has yummy burgers. BTW, wanna thank
#IBM for the Hubert Keller gourmet burger cookbook. Also loved Fleur's halibut.
Jagermeister. No, I didn't imbibe any of the stuff at House of Blues, though it had own special spigot behind bar. Nasty smashmouth rotgut!
Don't much care for Train. Gonna grab a bite somewhere around Mandalay Bay. House of Blues perhaps.
"Leon Theremin playing his own instrument" (youtu.be/w5qf9O6c20o)
Theremin (youtu.be/syxpQybo0vU). Oldest electronic instrument. Only instrument you don't touch.
Thomas "Dolby" Robertson (youtu.be/PHWMKLc8Zws) JK--Hey dude, many people would love to be a name that scrolls by on TV.
Very short video clip of Alison Statton a few years ago (youtu.be/sXT298DF5ZE). Now a chiropractor and tai chi instructor in Cardiff.
Weekend "The View From Her Room" (youtu.be/YM1BOM-qldo) JK--That photo is NOT Alison. The group chose an Alison lookalike. Spike said
Weekend "Past Meets Present" (youtu.be/ZAdOGsCTa1I) JK--Still haunts me almost 30 years later. Wendy Smith's cover art was perfect.
Weekend "Sleepy Theory" (youtu.be/KlTvmcKwyr0) JK--Wherein Alison Statton developed mental telepathy & channeled transoceanic.
No. PETA is not a
#BigData advocacy group.
"Creative destruction." No, CEOs, it's not an ideology that lets you pretend that destroying your own business is the right thing to do.
"Sword Ciboodle leverages SAS analytics in new Intelligent Contact Center" (bit.ly/syg0aH) JK--#CRM Next Best Action.
Pere Ubu "Real World" (youtu.be/x4B0v6_2KNs) JK--First of theirs that I ever heard. My college friend Greg put it on. Blew me away
Can't help myself. This one too: Pere Ubu "Heart Of Darkness" (youtu.be/dvcsO6cYLus)
Just one more: Pere Ubu "Humor Me" (youtu.be/kAWxOPzaEw8) JK--"It was the ballistics, mon--no, that was fate...It's just a joke, mon"
We Pere Ubu fanatics almost by necessity must enjoy their special idiosyncratic style in splendid idiosyncratic isolation.
Interviewed via email by Nicole Laskowski of SearchBusinessAnalytics.com re SAS Hi-Performance Analytics Appliance
Cookies. In a browser sense of the word. I occasionally mis-hear it as "cooties." Privacy zealots tend to equate them.
"At the end of the day." Do all hard truths arise as sun sets? Is dawn a superficial foolish fraudulent time of day? Discuss amongst yrselvs
I'm a big Built To Spill fan! "You In Reverse" is one of my fave albums of last several years. "Mess With Time" is my theme song.
I love DJ Riz's sets on
#KEXP. He plays great selections from artists I've never or just barely heard of, going back 40-50 years.
@nancykoppdw Bill's only sin is that he's not on Twitter. I grant him absolution for this one.
Social media is just processed feed of quasi-intimate sharings. Most tweeters, when you actually meet them, let much more hang out in person
Listening to Stevie Ray Vaughan "Cold Shot." Dissects that same relationship from the guy's POV. He only feels the chill after a long lag.
Listening to Paula Cole "Where Have All The Cowboys Gone?" My favorite feminist popsong. Dissects a very realistic relationship.
Listening to Beatles "One after 909" from "Let It Be." Even when the Fabs did knockoffs, they knocked with rocking pizzazz.
America is a wonderland of bizarre roadside architecture. Las Vegas is that wonderland gone hugely berserk.
Listening to Dylan "I Want You" from "Blonde on Blonde." Do you thinking Bob was referring to an actual dancing child in a Chinese suit?
When somebody gripes about jetlag, just tell them that timezones, like age, are just a number.
@scottdeto: "Daddy, can I sleep with my new toy?" "No, Sam" "Can I dream about my new toy?" "Yes, Sam, you can dream about it."
"Detroit: When you’ve hit bottom, the only way is up" (smrt.io/s0ElyQ) JK--Plenty of vacant real estate. Blank slate for development.
Actually, I've been to every single
#IBM IOD since the first in 2006. This year's is largest, with 11,000+ attendees.
#Oracle should at "CRM Next Best Action" cloud to its public cloud portfolio. Leverage RTD + RightNow for multichannel sales, mktg, cust svc
I love trade shows. These massive tidy spaces buzzing with booths, pitches, collateral, conversations, food, drink, and people.
Anything published on socials that promises "secrets" (eg, "secrets of
#CRM success) is ridiculous. If it's on social, it's common knowledge
Not hard to distinguish spam from the usual commercial product pitches I get. I still don't cover the Rolex, HGH, & male enhancement markets
Velvet Underground & Nico "All Tomorrow's Parties" (youtu.be/CZEDb_YdeJw) JK--Just black & white movies of sad tired distracted Nico
"Andy Warhol's Exploding Plastic Inevitable 1967" (youtu.be/uaAAmRDX4ok) JK--Music: Velvet Underground "Venus in Furs"
Rilo Kiley "Silver Lining" (youtu.be/jVtSSCzASR0) JK--"I never felt so wicked as when I willed our love to die."
Jenny Lewis "See Fernando" (youtu.be/WrFNXacsOx8) JK--Rockin' solid on Craig Ferguson's "Late Late Show"
Lesley Gore on "Batman" singing "California NIghts" (youtu.be/_Iz_mOI6Gvk) JK--I remember this 1967 episode clear as yesterday.
Dear THEhotel at Mandalay Bay: Lose the "hair cleanser" "hair masque" "body balm." Just call 'em "shampoo" "conditioner" "lotion." Thanks!
I like Mandalay Bay's location at the less crowded southern end of the Las Vegas Strip. Next to the airport. But feels quiet.
Going to mega events like
#iod11 reminds me of how huge an industry this is. Getting my badge now at Mandalay Bay.
Delta. Flight can't begin till redhead cheekbone flight attendant lady wags her friendly admonishing finger.
I love flyover country. We can take in the vast plantations that produce bulk peanuts & pretzels 4 hungry bored coach passengers everywhere.
I'd feel like sap, or sheep, if clicked "like" in FB to promo that prompts 2 click "like." Even if genuinely like whatevr it is. Baaa humbug
Given the range of stuff I tweet on, I have a diverse range of Twitter followers. Great mix of disparate stuff. Fodder for more tweets.
When the unstoppable force meats the immovable object, one or both reveal selves to be fraud--if either has ounce of humility, which I doubt
Burn more calories standing than sitting. Also tend 2 get more work done on laptop while standing. I like 2 eat+compute standing in airports
To support enterprise
#BigData, expect 2 C more, larger, & incrsngly diversified consult firms specialize in data science, + some body shops
Germany remains Europe's centerpiece economy & have been a reliable partner. Quit beating them over the head with the Nazi past.
Romney is anchorman-handsome. That's actually not an advantage.
Reading WashPost article about China's hugely overbuilt infrastructure & top-down undemocratic decision making. Communism's Achilles heels.
"Woman of the Year" (youtu.be/na32H_d0NKU) JK--1942. Hepburn character references "the feminist movement." Didn't begin in late 60s
"Beatles - Christmas Record 1963" (youtu.be/eZLYO0H65E0) JK--Their very first. "Hello, this is John speaking with his voice."
"Beatles 1969 Christmas Message" (youtu.be/vBG-MJyOkfI) JK--Yoko is on this. George & Ringo sound like they don't give a crap.
"Beatles Christmas Message 1968" (youtu.be/rk85eJkTSAw) JK--Fabs sound tired & perfunctory on this. You can hear them drifting apart
"Beatles 1967 Christmas Message" (youtu.be/U0p7Wfm5KbI) JK--Very very proto-Python! Love The Ravelers "Plenty of Jam Jars"
"Beatles 1966 Christmas Message" (youtu.be/vhadssOZTBM) JK--Starting to notice a theme here. Fab Four were a brilliant comedy group
"Beatles Christmas Message 1965" (youtu.be/CoSJaJkNWsw) JK--Beautifully mocking "Yesterday" out of key.
"Beatles Christmas Message 1964" (youtu.be/zqM-VcwMLDw) JK--Riotous. John: next LP "will be the usual rubbish but it won't cost much"
Beatles "I Need You" (youtu.be/R27Gb9JX2FM) JK--From "Help." Terrific George Harrison composition.
Beatles "Rain" (youtu.be/MPjDMZiuhbQ) JK--1966. Original promotional video for way-cool flipside of "Paperback Writer."
Beatles "Strawberry Fields Forever" (youtu.be/HTXyoPVOUso) from the "Magical Mystery Tour" TV program
Beatles "Your Mother Should Know" (youtu.be/YlpiEPrHnBw) from the "Magical Mystery Tour" TV program.
Dandy Warhols "Minnesoter" (youtu.be/0LxBGJsZIHQ) JK--Has a wild windy bouncy swing all its own.
Dandy Warhols "The World Come On" (youtu.be/179wq-5ER3E) JK--Listen to this build. Vocal harmony swoops like screams on rollercoaster
Dandy Warhols "Be-In" (youtu.be/6BA79gGgOZI) JK--They build these magnificent majestic vibrating crescendos that blow my mind.
Facebook "like" often feels absurd. A few dozen people "like" a guy's check in at airport A & others "like" his arrival at airport B. Huh?
David Johansen is shriveling into a woebegone bassett hound of a man.
Iggy Pop has obviously stepped out the Edvard Munch time machine. He's the Scream incarnate.
Jack White needs to hurry up & get old. He just needs a few wrinkles & strands of gray to complete the grizzled eminence look he aspires to
Robert Plant has aged into an interesting face. Now resembles an old Flemish master.
What's funny, of course, is inserting "of course" into every statement. Of course!
Obama's popularity. High or low, rising or falling, he's systematically delivering on his promises. Boatloads of "change."
Strenuous activity. Don't make conceptual error of equating it w/ work. Much actual work is necessarily tedious & sedentary. Activity is fun
If U come to a Vegas-based IT conf fully pre-briefed, it can be a productive conversational whirligig of making conceptual connections.
Las Vegas is actually quite pleasant in the fall. The temps are optimal, the tourists are gone, the business conventions in full swing.
Univision. There's a minimum chesthair & cleavage quota for all programs. Including business news.
#CRM B2C loyalty programs. A hotel's program, not hotel brand per se, sponsoring skating compettion. Do U feel loyalty 2 concept of loyalty?
Watching figure skating competition while doing elliptical and tweeting. Watch me do the triple toe loop double salchow and nail the landing
Checked David McCullough's John Adams bio + some history of US religions out of pub library. Will try 2 fit them into crazy worklife balance
Hey stores, U shoulda replaced the "new store hrs as of (X years ago)" signs (X yrs minus 1 month) ago w/"store hours" signs. We're up2speed
Venezuela's Chavez declares Gadhafi a "martyr." Apparntly, the thousands the Libyan despot killed were on wrong side of history. Hugo U next
Fox News. Still fighting the Cold War. Old propagandists never die, they just fade to irrelevance.
"Insanely." In wake of Jobs death, seeing in more tech company ads. Just a matter of time before we see "Insanely Big Data."
C'mon Nissan Dealer: Finish the service on my vehicle so I can get out of this waiting room & go home. Oh, thanks for free albeit slo, Wi-Fi
In some future medium, I hope 1 of my offspring publishes "Stuff My Dad Tweeted." Or "@#&*." Or "Shit" Whatever. Should I stipulate in Will?
#Forrester customers often struggle for right words 2 describe their Next Best Action initiaitives. I suggest "Next Best Action." It clix
Steve Jobs had a relationship with Joan Baez? He 27, she 41. She was a cougar? She also dallied with Dylan, genius who treated her shabby
Obama makes good on pledge to pull all US forces frm Iraq by year end. Let's pretend last 8 and half years never happened. Of course we cant
When attending an IT vendor conference it's far too easy to get caught up in a blinkered perspective of "only what's announced here" matters
Listening to Fleetwood Mac "Thoughts on a Grey Day" from "Bare Trees." Should have included photo of sweet old Mrs. Scarrott.
Football's old leather helmets. Did anybody imagine back then that pliant animal skins protected cranium from blunt force trauma?
Reading WashPost "on love" profile of courtship of now-married ex-colleague ex-local telegenic broadcasters Lindsay Czarniak & Craig Melvin
Love Gene Weingarten's "pitch to replace Andy Rooney" in latest WashPost mag. Far too easy to adopt crotchety old man voice. Gotta watch out
Will Ferrell likes to create comedy that a specific proportion of his audience won't "get." Excellent. If all "got" it, they'd forget it.