Bob Cringely’s column for PBS.org, the online version of America’s undervalued public broadcasting service usually provides an unusually clear window into tech industry issues that affect us all.
This week Cringely is talking about a court case between Microsoft and Burst Networks about alleged sharp practice and intellectual property theft by Microsoft (glass houses and stones seem to spring to mind).
What was of more interest however was a link to an American Psychological Association publication: Journal of Personality and Social Psychology – Unskilled and Unaware of It: How Difficulties in Recognizing One’s Own Incompetence Lead to Inflated Self-Assessments by Justin Kruger and David Dunning Department of Psychology at Cornell University
For some strange reason reminded me of someone I knew and worked alongside, that had previously worked at Brodeur A Plus and in house at Cisco Systems, Inc.. ;-)
Interesting article from last Friday’s Reuters tells itself as a story really. This combined with a squeeze in the oil market is not good.
In an unashamed cash-in on the Euro 2004 frenzy currently overtaking Ing-er-land, the Prince of Wales pub on the corner of Great Queen Street and Drury Lane WC2 is publicising itself as being a soccer free drinking establishment. Not even clothes shops, usually a haven for women have been spared the onslaught of football. The Prince of Wales has set their stall out as a female friendly zone.
From what I remember the do a good interpretation on British pub food at a reasonable price as well.
Not Cynthia Payne, but edgy style magazine Vice have an article this month on how to throw a sick-ass party. Terence McKenna and Paris Hilton eat your heart out! Full details here. Vice is kind of a Wallpaper* for the demented and debauched. The have some exclusive messed up viral video clips to complement the magazine here.