Never ever hire anyone for a job who will not be better at doing the job than you would be. — Recruiting for high growth: 3 things I learned while recruiting and hiring at Opower | Opower
Now, we’re announcing a new feature that further boosts InfoSight’s IQ. This smarter InfoSight gives Nimble customers an even greater understanding of the inner workings of their storage systems by correlating and analyzing performance data. And, not only does it deliver detailed data on storage system performance, it even gives our customers a view into some problems coming from the surrounding environment. This new capability is available now to customers as part of their support subscription. —
Nimble Storage Blog | InfoSight: Leveraging Deeper Data to Gain Even Greater Insights
Analytics that makes the product better and helps the vendor as much or more than it helps the customer.. offered as a bonus as part of the price of support. Smart.
Much of the current debate in the U.S. is over what the NSA should be allowed to do, and whether limiting the NSA somehow empowers other governments. That’s the wrong debate. We don’t get to choose between a world where the NSA spies and one where the Chinese spy. Our choice is between a world where our information infrastructure is vulnerable to all attackers or secure for all users. — Schneier on Security: Computer Network Exploitation vs. Computer Network Attack
In a factory pipeline, if the system is suspended for some reason, we don’t throw away all the half-built cars and start over again; we pick up production where we left off. This is because we know what we are making, and can test when we’ve arrived at that state (what I call the GPS approach to building verifiable outcomes). We do not have to start from the beginning to trust that we will get to the right end.
The advantage of this model-based approach is that it doesn’t matter how many changes and rebuilds you do, you will always follow the most efficient and consistent approach, and as soon as you see a change to some part you can initiate the remainder of the pipeline without delay. Thus, one of its side-effects is to increase the throughput: a major point in the argument for continuous delivery. — Mark Burgess Website
Burn this book -
Love this concept cover for Fahrenheit 451 by designer Elizabeth Perez…the 1 is a match and the spine is striking paper for lighting it.
Fahrenheit 451 is a novel about a dystopian future where books are outlawed and firemen burn any house that contains them. The story is about…
Wolfram Language demo -
Stephen Wolfram (of Mathematica and A New Kind of Science fame) says the upcoming Wolfram Language is his company’s “most important technology project yet”.
We call it the Wolfram Language because it is a language. But it’s a new and different kind of language. It’s a general-purpose…
It’s tempting to argue, logically and step by step, why your new product or service is better than the one that’s already on the market. It’s far more likely, though, that your story will resonate most with people who aren’t seeking functionality but instead were happy with the thing they had, but now, thanks to you, believe it has become obsolete. Our neophilia is a powerful desire, and buyer’s remorse is its flipside. — Seth’s Blog: Emotionally obsolete
Hence, one could argue that Nest or self-driving cars (and the next big hardware move that Google does) are not really about understanding ‘information’ in any sense, and certainly not about advertising, but about finding ways to deploy being very good at machine learning and, say, connected systems, just as GE’s business is to be very good at making big complicated precision-engineered pieces of capital equipment. In that sense, Tony Fadell’s vision is very apt - to ‘take unloved things’ and connect them to the software revolution than my new boss Marc Andreessen talks about. If software is eating the world, then much of what is eaten is probably running software that’s at least partly in the cloud (especially if it doesn’t really have a screen), and that can benefit from machine intelligence and big data, and isn’t that what Google does? — Ways of thinking about Google — Benedict Evans