Archive for December, 2003

Indian Outsourcing

Monday, December 22nd, 2003

Indian outsourcing is getting alot of airtime these days, but usually only in the context of software engineering. The other day I was walking through my complex and found this other Indian export business: Indian Manhole cover. Amazing to see the City of San Diego outsourcing its manhole covers to the subcontinent.

Atomgames

Monday, December 22nd, 2003

My good friend Tim Kane and I started a free email-based classic games site a couple years ago called AtomGames. You need Outlook or Outlook Express to play – and it’s a manual cut and paste operation, but it’s surprisingly fun to combine a game of chess or go with an ongoing dialog.

We recently cleaned up some of the HTML code so it works better – take a look.

The Spark

Friday, December 12th, 2003

A great article on why passion in business matters.

Steve Jobs knows these points well – how else is it that just listening to one of his speeches compels you to buy a Mac. As he mentioned to a friend of mine at Stanford once: The main goal at Apple is to create great computers. The secondary goal is to create enough profits as a company to be able to continue doing that first goal.