links for 2008-08-06 [delicious.com]
7 August, 2008
Indeed, very important: just tyring something at work. Some of the best things I have done were started as an 'experiment'. Together with a good dose of serendipity those experiments turned into something bigger. Also, it turns out that actually building something (be it software or hardware) that is close to being real, sells a story or idea so much easier. Better spend a day of hacking something together than the same day to write a report or a powerpoint deck.
Article about the other side of 'cloud computing' or 'software-as-a-service'. The big companies don't really keep up with the challenges the new paradigm is giving them. On the other hand, the idea of making a lot of money with SaaS is indeed a problem.