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(Greek) CFO vs (European) Accountants

Ever wondered what the difference was between a Chief Financial Officer, and an accountant? The Greek tragedy (farce?) playing out in the 9th act has it on display, every day. The Europeans, and the IMF, by and large are saying: "Look, Greece, here is what you owe, so you can't spend on this, that and…

The Charlie Hebdo attack: time to declare my values again

Here's what I believe: You have a right to your opinion, whatever it may be. I have a right to my opinion, whatever it may be. You have a right to state your opinion, but not to shout it into my ear. I have the right to not listen to your opinion. I have a…

Github blocked in India — why even business needs a decentralized internet

Today's news: Internet users in India are starting to lose to access websites including GitHub, Internet Archive, Pastebin, and Vimeo under an order from India's DoT (Department of Telecom). ... "The websites that have been blocked were based on an advisory by Anti Terrorism Squad, and were carrying Anti India content from ISIS." So, somebody…

The consumer #IoT is mostly gimmicks today

I'm a believer that good things can be made to happen with the Internet of Things, but we are still very, very far away from that, in spite of all the hype. Exhibit A: visiting the hardware store to buy a new thermostat for my house. (Mine gave up this week after maybe 25-30 years…

Facebook’s veto over what friends get to tell us

David Weinberger has a great op-ed on CNN.com titled "When is Facebook NOT messing with your head?" on the recent "psychological experiment" controversy. My feelings are exactly the same that he expresses: So, I'm upset about Facebook's cavalier toying with our emotions, but I'm far more disturbed about what Facebook and other such sites do…