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Bob’s Byte: Nicolas Carr Flips on “The Big Switch”

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Bob’s Byte: Nicolas Carr Flips on “The Big Switch”

You remember Nicholas Carr, sure you do.

While at Harvard Business Review, Carr penned a famous report called: “I.T. Doesn’t Matter.”

Now apparently it does matter as he has taken the time to write a book about I.T. The first half of the book explains how computing is switching from a box sitting in front of the user to being a utility-like electricity.

Utility computing is old news, although he presents the story well. So it’s the second half of his book that has the industry Continue reading...

Bob's Byte on Rambus DIspute

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Bob's Byte on Rambus DIspute

Supposing David made a slingshot. Instead of shooting at Goliath, he sat with the tribal council and the council all agreed Goliath and his brothers should build slingshots based on David’s model. Goliath and his brothers loved it, and each armed himself, and they engaged in 8 years of war using the slingshot as the main weapon.

In the middle of the latest war, David tells Goliath and his brothers that the slingshot was patent-protected and Goliath and his brothers have to pay up. Not only for the current war but for all the wars in which they used slingshots.

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