• Sad to know that you’re leaving, Gregory

    October 31, 2010

    Distracted by my own minor medical emergency, it’s only just now that I learned of Gregory Isaacs’ passing last Monday. Gregory Isaacs reached international stardom beyond the reggae world in 1982 with the success of his ‘Night Nurse’ album.  NY Times music critic Milo Miles called Isaacs ‘the most exquisite vocalist in reggae’. Lung cancer […]

  • The death of the mobile web greatly exaggerated ?

    October 16, 2010

    Reminiscent of the debates of the waxing and waning of the ideal size of the client (as in client/server) during the 1990s, the mobile apps vs. mobile web debate seems equally sinusoidal. For those millennials who were too young to remember, the client/server revolution taught us the virtues of transforming the all-powerful mainframes combined with […]

  • The 177,000-year repayment schedule

    October 6, 2010

    Not many people expected him to be found totally blameless, but Jérôme Kerviel’s verdict yesterday astonished even the most buttoned-up bourgeoisie of Paris’ finance-centered 8th arrondissement. A French judge found Kerviel, Société Générale’s infamous « rogue trader » who manipulated €50 billion worth of false trades which almost brought about the French bank’s demise, solely responsible for […]

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