Urgent Needs

Via Scoble and Keith Pleas, I’ve come across the Aceh Aid Bucket Brigade. Susi Johnston has posted a request regarding urgent technology needs. I’ve tried to contact Susi regarding efforts to help meet these needs. If you want to help contribute in this particular effort, contact me via the contact link on the upper left-hand…

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Can’t Write

Can’t Write I had wanted to post the follow-up article I’d promised in my last post. But, like Heather Leigh, I’m having difficulty even focusing on what I want to say. I do most of my writing in the morning after I wake up. It’s part of a morning routine that includes grabbing a cup…

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Value Proposition(s) and Market Success

Value Proposition(s) and Market Success Based on the comments to my last post, I need to apologize. Having worked at Microsoft as long as I have, I’ve acquired some verbal habits that have meaning inside these halls, yet fail to adequately convey the full meaning in discussions with people who don’t participate in the same…

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You Don’t Need Word

You Don’t Need Word Back in late August, my article on the Anatomy of a Software Bug got slashdotted. That prompted John Mitchell to post this missive over on artima.com. John and I had a brief exchange back then, but that was early September—right about the time when my workload became such that I couldn’t…

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Ode to Word

Ode to Word One of my coworkers received this from a friend. The author is the friend’s daughter. I thought you’d all enjoy this, so I got permission to post it. Enjoy, Rick   Ode to Word By Rebecca Smith My word! It’s Word! Wow, Look at that shiny blue thing that’s the title I…

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Getting Personal

Has it really been three months since I’ve posted? Well, it’s been three months since we went “on the clock” for the next version of Mac Office. There are two unfortunate consequences to this. One is that my workload tends to increase, and, for this particular milestone, this was exacerbated by a dependency that required…

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