links for 2008-03-18
18 March, 2008
(Dutch content) This article gives a good overview about what can and cannot be done under Dutch law regarding site scraping. It’s all down to the databaseright. If the serious investments were made in the database (infrastructure), you can’t scrape.
Personas are not a holy grail, and especially if their used as a self-fulfilling prophecy. I like the way Hinton points out the good and the bad of personas, and the way he believes they should be used: as an extension of real user stories.
Interesting view point. Our algorithms can get much smarter when just looking at the plain ol’ data. Context is necessary to make the next breakthrough in ‘smartness’…This is exactly what Jeff Hawkins has been saying in his book.
(subscription necessary) The software business is changing from product sales to services. This article provides a thorough overview on how this transition is taking place, and should take place.