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Nice Review

Steve Rucinski, executive producer of Small Business Trends Radio posted a very nice review of the podcast edition of my novel hackoff.com: an historic murder mystery set in the Internet bubble and rubble.

“This novel turned podcast takes you through the fun, games and hysteria of the turn of the century Internet bubble and blowup.

“With all the best features of a true mystery novel, sexually charged players and of course technology, this novel set to podcast will pull you in and not let go.

“The sound is great, the narration and character play terrific. Before you know it hours will have passed while you listen to the story…”

[music to an author’s ears]

He also writes:

Pluses: I love this whole idea of a relevant fictional story set in recent times, revolving around technology in both print and podcasted format (complete with stock charts). The site is great, the graphics are effective and the visitor choice is maximized. You can even bookmark your place if you stop part of the way through the story. I even learned a new term ‘Blooks’ blogs as books or books as blogs, whichever you prefer.

“Minuses: Occasionally the sound is a little echoey but I can find no other fault with this great and creative podcast.

Recommendation: If you like great stories you need to try out the Hackoff.com Podcast.”

The hackoff.com podcast is free and you can subscribe to it by email or RSS or get it from iTunes. You can also read the online edition free. However, if you prefer to pay for books [nb. not a bad thing], you can buy the handsome hardcover from Amazon [great holiday gift] or download to the new Kindle you just got.

Podcast on Mac OS Competing with Vista

Phil Leigh interviewed me on my assertion that Apple ought to take advantage of the Vista and Office 2007 introductions to try to unseat Microsoft's domination of the desktop OS market and should aggressively support running Mac OS on commodity PCs.

The podcast of the interview is at http://www.insidedigitalmedia.com/downloads/apple_vs_vista.mp3

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  • Podcast with Dan Bricklin and John Sviokla

    Dan Bricklin posted the podcast of the discussion between himself, John Sviokla, and me.  It was fun to do and I hope it'll be fun to listen to.  Dan and John got me to tell some stories I haven't told before about how big companies get convinced to do new things (or don't!).

    We talked about what might break the stultifying grip network operators have on mobile phone innovation - at least in the US.  Dan's invention of VisiCalc broke the grip that mainframe programmers like me had on the development of new applications a generation and a half ago.

    Dan's post about the podcast is here.

    The podcast itself is here.

    Podcast with Dan Bricklin

    Dan Bricklin (one of my heroes as the inventor of VisiCalc) has invited me to join him and John Sviokla on a podcast to discuss the concept of Open Cellphone. I’m looking forward to doing this both because it’s with Dan and because I do believe that innovation on cellphones is being stifled by a variety of factors as I blogged previously.

    Dan and John already began this discussion last week and you can find that podcast by linking through http://podcast.diamondcluster.com/.

    The podcast is now available here..

    Podcasts on PulverRadio

    A surprising number of you are apparently listening to podcasts of this blog produced with PulverRadio.  I’m about to resume podcasting with PulverRadio after a short hiatus caused by technical problems.  New podcasts should be available soon.

    Meanwhile, it is now easier to find both new and old podcasts of Fractals of Change.  If you use your browser to read the blog, you will find a list of current podcasts on top of the right hand column (sorry Google, you got pushed down the page).  You will also find an XML subscribe button for podcasts just a little way down the left hand column if you want to subscribe to an XML feed and be notified or get an authomatic download to your MP3 player for each new podcast.

    If you never see the blog itself because you use an RSS reader, you can get a feed of the podcasts separate from the blog feed you are reading now.  http://feeds.feedburner.com/VonRadio-TomEvslin is the link for that.

    New Podcasts

    My post on a nerd turned ceo hiring the first employees is available as a podcast here.  Forgive the oxymoron but my post on the power of silence is also a podcast.

    Nerd CEO Podcast

    My first post of advice to fellow nerd CEOs is now available as a podcast courtesy of VonRadio.

    Entrepreneur Test Podcast

    My post with a test for entrepreneuritis is now available as a podcast.

    Decompiling Programmer-Speak Now in Podcast

    My post on decompiling programmer-speak is now available as a podcast courtesy of Von Radio.

    New Podcast

    Last week's post on whether Internet Bubble Two is going to be better than Internet Bubble One is now also available as a podcast from Von Radio. 

    Now on Kindle!

    hackoff.com: An historic murder mystery set in the Internet bubble and rubble

    CEO Tom Evslin's insider account of the Internet bubble and its aftermath. "This novel is a surveillance video of the seeds of the current economic collapse."

    The Interpreter's Tale

    Hacker Dom Montain is in Barcelona in Evslin's Kindle-edition long short story. Why? and why are the pickpockets stealing mobile phones?

    Need A Kindle?

    Kindle: Amazon's Wireless Reading Device

    Not quite as good as a real book IMHO but a lot lighter than a trip worth of books. Also better than a cell phone for mobile web access - and that's free!

    Recent Reads - Click title to order from Amazon


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