Fractals of Change: November 2008

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22 posts from November 2008

November 30, 2008

Time for the Citi to Sleep

It's easy to believe that Citibank is a tottering tower whose collapse would endanger us all in the canyons below. However, keeping a financial corpse walking further endangers every other financial institution.

When Citi is declared too big to fail, it becomes a more attractive bank to do More...

November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving Poem

Over the river and thru the wood,

To grandmother's house we go.

The GPS knows the way

To guide us today,

Even if traffic is slow, oh.

Over the river and thru the wood,

We're always in the know.

My new Da More...

November 26, 2008

No Thanks, Mr. Paulson, We’re Repairing Our Balance Sheets

The newest push-on-a-string plan from Treasury Secretary Paulson is to force more federal money into consumer credit. The idea is that we can then max out our credit cards to new limits, buy houses and cars with too little down, and finance too much of too-inflated college bills. Presto, sales go More...

November 25, 2008

The FCC White Space Regs – Pretty Good at First Look

My comm prediction #3 is that LTE and WiMAX are toast. The new great thing will be WRANs (wireless regional area networks). WRAN's will extend and eventually subsume WiFi.

The detailed regulations which impl More...

November 24, 2008

Removing Obstacles to Obama’s Job Growth Plan

Given current "environmental" legislation, it will be impossible to create a meaningful number of jobs except for engineers and lawyers by next summer no matter how much federal money we allocate to this worthy endeavor. Decades of well-meaning legislation and regulation, a reaction and More...

November 23, 2008

We Are ALL Part of the Change We Need

Tim O'Reilly blogged yesterday on the need for those who supported Obama in the election to stay involved and help the new administration but, more importantly, the country succeed. Those of us who didn't s More...

November 22, 2008

A Time Without Exits

Marooned on an island; adrift on a ship; locked in a seedy, spooky deserted mansion; lost in a cave – these are all staples of fiction. And these are all descriptions of the times we live in from an entrepreneur or VC point of view.

All the exits are shut. No IPOs for the foreseeable fut More...

November 21, 2008

Mobile Trumps Fixed Broadband – Comm Prediction #2

"80% of Web users will choose mobile broadband over fixed by 2013" is the headline of a Total Telecom interview with John Cunliffe of Ericsson. I agree with the conclusion although I think Ericsson will More...

November 19, 2008

Nothing to Fear But Fear Mongers Themselves

Have we been talked into a recession? There's little question that's where the economy is now and it seems to be spiraling deeper by the day as we anxiously cut back on almost everything and, in the process, help make our worst economic fears come true.

Did it have to be this way?

J More...

November 18, 2008

No More Landlines - Discussion

"Don't hold your breath," says Ted Wallingford in his post replying to my assertion that there won't be any more copper landlines by the end of Obama's first term as President. Ted con More...

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