”New York Times columnist Tom Friedman’s recent piece on “Generation Q” has sparked off a fresh round of blogosphere disgust over how clueless he is. In case you missed it, Friedman decried college students’ lack of outrage over contemporary issues.”
Why mergers fail
Steve Tobak writes: Mergers and acquisitions, M & A, business development, strategic development, corporate development, there are lots of names for the business of acquiring companies. They all sound important, even exciting. But whoever said, “may you live in exciting times,” didn’t necessarily mean that to be a prophecy of good things to come.
”On the contrary, if you’re like most investors, employees, or executives, it’s more of a curse. You see, in the corporate world, exciting usually means risky. And there’s probably nothing riskier or more prone to failure than merging with another company.”
Why did Novell even bother
Sam Varghese says Linux users don’t accept criticism of their chosen distribution easily – that’s probably why a number of reactions to my last piece about openSUSE tended to be somewhat short of making a point.
”Comments about RTFM and the use of language tend to miss the point – in this day and age, a benchmark has been set for Linux distributions which cater to the mass market. If openSUSE is not meant for the punters, pray to whom is it trying to cater?”