Marshall Goldsmith Blog » Blog Archive » Words as Power: I like this comment, “It’s when they’re trying to be democratic and fair that CEOs forget how much they still weigh.” This is a good post on micro-analyzing CEO comments
Seth’s Blog: Let’s put on a show: “Ouch In a nutshell, you’re perceived to be putting on a show (whether you like it, or not.) So make it the best one you can.”
Seth’s Blog: Recognition: “Seth talks about recognition.” I always like Seth’s style of getting into my head. Get’s me to agree … then think openly on the topic … the result is that I usually recoil w/ an oops.
Light Reading Europe – Ethernet – PBT Sidelined at BT – Telecom News Analysis: “Is this supposed to be a surprise? My gut says PBT is a niche, and will be a niche.”
Analysis: 1TB for $200 is great, but SSD is still the future – Ars Technica: “Isn’t it amazing how far the HD has evoved”
A VC: I Got Lucky: “Fred Wilson regale’s us with his post-MBA-experience in the VC world. I think it’s interesting that he’s says, “don’t do it the way I did it … ’cause I got lucky.“
My take — On one hand I agree with him and on another hand I don’t see how it’s any different for the person building industry experience (his recommended route). That person has to be lucky enough to be in a field that matters and early enough to become an expert. Bottom line is that you’ve got to be lucky in either route. No one can forecast this kinda stuff.
Report: State of Broadband According to Akamai – GigaOM: “Om provides highlights of Akamai’s report that can be found here.
Ars Technica has detailed post as well.
For us Canadians. Canada shows up twice with 9,873,214 unique IP Addresses out of a total of 329,059,516. This places us 10th in Unique IP’s per capita ( a measure of Interent penetration.
The New iPhone’s New Winner – GigaOM: “Om says Broadcom for GPS”
FCC Head Reiterates Backing of Subsidies To Build Broadband – WSJ.com: “Interesting quotes … Kevin Martin says that subsidies for telephone networks need to be moved to broadband.”
I’ve briefly scanned the Zeugma ZSN datasheet and a few items leapt out at the “chip” guy in me.
A services router ( edge router ) with exclusively Ethernet interfaces. Makes sense, but interesting to actually see a product in this category with no T1/T3/OC3/OC12/OC48 interfaces.
All the compelling features are in software. There are no custom hardware claims, so I’ve got to assume that all hardware is “off-the-shelf” enterprise focussed silicon. Makes sense, these guys can’t compete with likes of a Cisco’s QFP. They are choosing to compete where they have a hope.
A sense of irony. If memory serves the original SmartEdge that Redback acquired from Siara was an integrated optical transport and router platform. This was in contrast to the original Redback product (was it SMS100? ) that most hardware focussed industry people “pooh poohed” as a “couple NICs in a box”. This piece of “crap hardware” was unbelievable success because it solved real problems. Anyways interesting that it looks like the x-Siara folks at Zeugma are building an SMS100 on super-steriods.