Archive for December, 2009

M-A-M™: Misunderstanding Social Media

December 30, 2009 Leave a comment

So, last time I spoke about some of the best ways to think about using social media (SM). I gave some examples about how different companies are trying to use social interaction to gain affiliation with its customers, but we need to take a look at the darker, realistic side of SM. “Field of Dreams” has a lot to answer for: if you build it, they will not come. Read more…


M-A-M™: Understanding Social Media

December 28, 2009 4 comments

Way back in 1993 I started my doctoral dissertation on what was then known as “Computer Mediated Communication.” Nowadays it’s better known as “Social Media,” and even though I may have been 15 years too early with Web 2.0, before Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or MySpace, human nature hasn’t changed at all. Read more…

FCoE, iSCSI, and InfinBand – Oh My!

December 23, 2009 1 comment

Over at Etherealmind, Greg Ferro wrote a couple of pieces on FCoE that beg to be responded to. Obviously Mr. Ferro understands a great deal about the storage world, but when it comes to FCoE there are some points that I must disagree with. Read more…

A Visit to the UK Doctor, Pt: II: My Eyes! My Eyes!

December 21, 2009 Leave a comment

Okay, the first note was a little anecdote, intended to be amusing (which it was, after everything was all said and done). This next one… not so much. Read more…

A Visit to the UK Doctor, pt. 1 (of 2)

December 21, 2009 Leave a comment

Some people have been asking about anecdotes about going to the NHS in England. This is what happened when I first got to the UK and had been there for 2 months (Date: May, 2006): Read more…

Imprisoned by the Prisoner, Part II

December 21, 2009 1 comment

Originally published 11/19/2009.
It’s worse than I thought. Originally in Part 1 I was concerned about the loss of the spirit of the show, as the program was decidedly anti-corporation and the protagonist was weak, incapable, and extremely difficult to identify with. Little did I know that it could actually be *worse* than that. Read more…

Imprisoned by the Prisoner, Part I

December 21, 2009 1 comment

Originally published 11/17/2009.

Oh, how the times have changed, and the sensibilities along with them.

Patrick McGoohan, the co-creator, writer, and oft-director of the original “Prisoner” series in 1967, died in January of 2009. All I can say is that I’m glad he doesn’t have to see what’s been done to his beloved series. Read more…

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