• Four notes on the last few days.

    by  • October 22, 2008 • Personal • 1 Comment

    1> The laptop is the new desktop
    - moving essential communications functions on to the Acer Aspire One (AA1)
    - leaves the MacBook as the workstation frees up a ton of ram, but more importantly, frees up focus.
    - it seems to be psychologically significant that the subnote is *small* – can’t say why – but I think this will be a dominant hardware form factor in the developing world. If it took a SIM card and worked as a phone, it’d be everywhere.

    2> Engaged in what amounts to a long range planning conference
    - couple of visitors from the US and Canada – long series of strategy meetings mainly oriented around setting priorities and putting things into context – super high level abstract stuff
    - haven’t been on top of email etc. catching up tomorrow.
    - expect great things

    3> Iceland has not collapsed
    - things continue much as they did, I’m not sure how or why but things are just running along unchanged
    - how long can it go on like that? Possibly indefinitely depending on things like a Euro bailout. We will see.

    4> The Open Toolbox continues to gather steam. Am meeting with folks about it next week. Expect really great things.

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    Vinay Gupta is a consultant on disaster relief and risk management.


    One Response to Four notes on the last few days.

    1. November 4, 2008 at 11:55 pm

      Don’t think I’ve told you how much I’ve come to love the “Open Toolbox” model. Haven’t put time in, but if you’re working on something and wonder “Would Chris be interested in this nefarious scheme?” the answer is probably yes.

      The name I still find a little confusing – sounds like Appropedia, but it’s actually different. But clear language about what it’s doing will help avoid confusion.

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