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Nunc Dimittis and Oracle Sticking to the Knitting February 21, 2006

Posted by poseidongroove in Edge Thinking, Microsoft, Oracle.
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In the light of Oracle wanting to buy up everything called Open Source. I can’t help but say a prayer of depart and leave us in peace to Oracle. As a Consultant/Architect/Developer I have to say I feel sorry for any consultant working at Oracle today. What does tomorrow bring, what do I need to know to do my job. If Oracle do succeed in buying JBoss and MySQL. I can comfortably predict they’ll get the shell and lose the kernel. Something as disruputive and chaotic as the software model we have today is hard to control.

Everyone bashes MSOFT, at least we know where they stand with their platform strategy. As for Oracle, who knows. Alright if Oracle buy JBoss, MySQL and any other CRM, ERP, whatever. What’s the point, How can you integrate all these products in the new service oriented model we’ve moved to. I’d strongly recommend anyone sticks to buying Oracle database and shun everything else. Why ? Maybe you should ask Oracle Consultants and users what Fusion really means. A bunch of APIs that can never work. How many Oracle products really use Oracle Application Server.

If Wall Street Analysts are a wise bunch which they’re not, Oracle is a sell. It’s going to take forever to get that junk working. Big vendors buying Open Source companies for customer base might loose the very innovation that brings Open Source to the market. This is pure speculation of course. I can’t help thinking there will be a strong desire to push a feature because one or two large customers want a hook with a specific Oracle Application.

Oracle should stick to making great databases, We don’t want 12g or 13g to include stuff we’ll never use. Rather than buy everything. How about making Bittorent the foundation for next Generation Databases.


Oracle Lining Up Deal to Swallow JBoss, Zend and Sleepycat Software February 13, 2006

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Fasten your seat belt, Uncle Larry is about to swallow Open Source flag bearers, JBoss, Zend and Sleepy Cat. Should be interesting the reactions of developers across the world.

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Epistemic Arrogance – Opportunities and Threats in Software Development February 10, 2006

Posted by poseidongroove in Absolutism, Chaos, Collaboration, e-WorkPlace, Edge Thinking, ESB, eWorkPlace, Graveyard Portal, Magic Quadrant Syndrome, Mashup, Mashup SOA, Social Software, Web Services.
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It’s not often you listen to a podcast two or more times except, it’s a music mix. I found myself replaying an excellent podcast by Nassim Nicholas Taleb titled What Do We Know – The Scandal of Prediction from the IT Conversations Feed. I listened to the podcast several times today as it brings to the fore something I often remind myself. We’re prone to making assumptions and are more conservative than we’re prepared to admit in the software business.

I like to ask myself frequently what do I not know? What I don’t know now might be relevant in affecting a significant change in my design pattern or an accepted architectural orthodoxy. Therefore, I cannot make a prediction that what I know now is the only and best answer for the problem. I guess, that’s why I’m not hung up on any specific software platform. It’s also meant, I’ve worked on several platforms in my career. We can’t afford to be arrogant about what we think we know.

Once, we’ve come up with a design pattern or architecture, we think job done and there’s not much else to add. The edge thinkers are more or less excluded once the mainstream conventional thinkers have had their say. It’s this predictability that makes the Magic Quadrant by Gartner and such likes a bore. Once Fortune 500 companies have looked at it and decided the supplier based on analyst predictions end of story, innovation isn’t coming from anywhere else.

The freshest thing about the social networking phenomenon is the ease with which ideas can be shared, learned and debated. I’ve never known a time when application development was such an innovative activity. As an Architect that specialises in Collaborative Technologies and Web Applications Development it’s fascinating to see that finally, we can eliminate the “limits of scale” of organisational intelligence as described by Tom Gruber the inventor of Intraspect now owned by Vignette.

It’s with this in mind that the edge part of my brain didn’t like Web 2.0 and SOA as mutually exclusive technologies or what ever you wish to call them. The collaborative part of my brain and the Enterprise Architecture part tell me that SOA is meaningless unless it has a social context and is a means to this social end. That end is as a consumable service beyond UDDI Directory to end user at home and at work in anything from cars to Media Players.

Social Networks are viral. SOA can become viral and useful in an organisational and Web 2.0 context. I’ve been working on an Idea I can only describe here as the Collaborative Services Description Language (CSDL). I’ll develop this in another post. There is a fantastic opportunity for IT to finally become a “necessary good”.

SOA must become pervasive. Our conventional thinking right now means we’re building Enterprise Service Buses expecting UDDI to be relevant beyond the IT department. I think not. Right now, were building or thinking more of hard core business processes. Very little attention is paid to exceptions to the process. These classes of activities that fall through the design crack are actually the ones we need to be conscious of the most. They are the ones that end users will most benefit from. It’s also where the social context exists. They are very coarse grained e.g. Dispute Resolution Team Room between suppliers, an Ideas Generation, Document Approval Process, Brand Management, Drugs Discovery, etc.

These class of processes are not best served by hard edged SAP, eCRM type applications such as salesforce.com, it’s only possible to create such applications using a class of platforms that have agile written all over them.

Would it not be nice if we had a common language that allows Business Processes and Collaborative Work Processes to be orchestrable and re-useable regardless of CRM, ERP Platforms. This means, a create Team Room or Document Approval Request can be propagated from SAP to the e-WorkPlace application bundling the meta data associated with the request, an event message to the SIP compliant platform, a bunch of documents and video files associated with for example, an Invoice in Dispute into an RSS Feed. SOA patterns sometimes describes it as Workflow Automation. I think this is a cop out. Oh It’s too amophorous lets leave it out !!

Folks lets stop the bigoted arrogance of our conventional thinking, we got work to do.

Reaping the Seedy Seeds of Democrazy! February 6, 2006

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Politics is something I shy away from discussing in public as we all have our relativist views about how things should work. Besides, the daily news headline is so depressing that I rarely bother to watch /listen to TV/Radio News anymore.

The dominant form of government we’ve come to accept today is democracy. Despite all it’s inefficiencies with professional lobbies, single interest groups swaying our politicians to their selfish views. We live with it. Funny that we have an absolutist doctrine for governing countries. Nothing else is proper or acceptable.

The consequences of what we’re sowing across the world, we’re now afraid to reap. I wonder if the winds of change Bush and Blair are sowing in the Middle East is exactly what they planned or hoped for. Funny we’ve been preaching to the Middle East and Africa to become more democratic but no sooner does Iran, Iraq and the Palestinians elect their leaders we cry foul. Fact is, the populace made the right choices for them so we’ve got to lump it.

I think we’ve got to be strong enough to accept the consequences of our dabbling in other people’s affairs. Speaking from experience, my parents are Nigerians; 250 different ethnic groups in 33 States to pull in the same direction is no small thing. Reaching a consensus on capital projects is pure fantasy. What you end up with is several layers of talking shops supposedly called House of Representatives draining all the money away as salaries and expenses. It still amazes me how India is governed with all these inherent flaws in democracy.

I’m not convinced this absolutist view of democratic government in its’ current form is right in every circumstance. I’m certainly not advocating for a dictatorship or anything like that. I just hate the effect of what were stuck with; it’s called “short termism”.

It might be better if politicians have longer terms of office. At least 10 years. This might give them time to make a real difference and be bloody minded when tough choices have to be made. If this were the case, George Bush would have forced Americans, to cut down on fuel consumption by increasing taxes on fuel like we pay in Europe.

The challenge facing the US and Israel is how to tone down the rhetoric and work with the legitimate government that have been elected by Iran, Iraq and the Palestinians. This might make us realise, that dramatic changes in any country in the name of democracy might not always be a good idea. Especially if you force them down the path and abandon them like we’ve done in Afghanistan and Somalia you get failed states. If you stay the long haul chances are it might work. Compare the new Russia to China. It’s obvious that China is pursing a more evolutionary path to empowering its’ people. Unlike the anarchy that followed the fall of the Soviet Union.

The right of the individual and democracy will be the direct consequences of economic power in China. Amazing, that the West forgot it had to go through this process as well coming out of the dark ages. Let’s hope these so called politicians can find it in themselves to act on conviction rather than be led by focus groups.

Is the Burble About to Bust at Google? February 4, 2006

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It’s been a funny old week for Google, not only have they posted earnings 20cents down on Wall Street forecast, they’ve also had the publicity problems with the move to China.

Besides the headline, I’m a bit worried about the company extending itself beyond its core knitting. Google essentially is an advertising agency, first and a search engine second. All these stuff about Google being a software company is not strictly true. I’ve played with quite a few Google toys and I have to say, I’m under whelmed. They seem to be rushing things to market now. Apart from Gmail and Google Earth, not much else is useful. I decided to move my Weblog to WordPress a few weeks ago. I completed the move over this weekend. There a number of things I’d wanted to do with the site that was essentially proving difficult to do with Blogspot I don’t use Google Desktop Search anymore. It’s not as good as Copernic Desktop Search

It seems to me Google need a word of advice, forget about Wall Street, they don’t understand you, they never will. Stick to your core knitting lest another search engine comes along and blow you away. Microsoft and Yahoo are waiting in the wings to do just that. A bit more quality on the software front will be useful Google. I don’t think we enjoy being Beta Testers.

What was that thing announced at CES, Google Pack. Give me a break!

Given the change of Weblog host, please update your feed links to Poseidongroove; if you’re using Feedburner then you shouldn’t need to worry.

Absolutism-The New World Order January 29, 2006

Posted by poseidongroove in Absolutism, Edge Thinking.
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It’s easy to think that Bloggers are navel gazers on an ego trip. I think some bloggers do try to discuss issues mainstream media and economic thinking rarely reflects. John Hagel’s post on Zero-Sum Thinking comes to mind. The two points that stick in my mind the most are, squeezing suppliers and the marginalization of innovation.

It’s almost like certain things have become absolutes, like it’s a given to outsource anything to low cost economies. How about digital rights management spy-ware, the music and film industry are forcing DRM on unsuspecting users when they buy content from the web. I wonder how many people realise that they’d have to buy their entire digital content again if you keep changing your disk drives or computer. The ironic thing about mainstream media and economic thinking is that the very thing the religious absolutes are being accused of by relativists is exactly what is happening in mainstream media and economic thinking.

For all my love of digital media, nothing will ever persuade me to buy digital media from the web until a new paradigm is established for distribution of digital content.

Think about the poor ISPs, who have to foot the bill for our digital consumption. I firmly believe the only fairplay in town is one which protects and reward the artist and the content providers using an implicit payment model that rewards ISPs and is managed by ISPs. They can include content download royalties in our broadband subscription. Effectively, this allows the ISP to meter what you’re downloading and pay the rights owner just like mobile phone companies cross-charge for network connections. It shouldn’t really matter if you’re downloading content from iTunes or Bittorent. This is the only way to eliminate piracy. I really believe Bittorent is the most viable medium for content delivery and rights management. It allows the industry to accurately collect royalties and reward artistes accordingly.

On the second point about marginalization of innovation, this applies to the music industry as much as software. Arctic Monkeys would never have become the fastest selling debut band album in the UK if it weren’t for the fact that they allowed users on myspace to build grass-root and cult following by giving their music away for free download. If the quality of the content or software is excellent. The community will surely cast the right vote. It prevents all those crazy clones been forced on us by the music industry from seeing the light of day. In the world of IT. This will prevent “Magic Quadrant Syndrome” from rigging RFI questionnaires that customers put out to suppliers.

Think about it, when you outsource IT development and other supposedly non-core business activities to India or China, even though it seems like a good idea on the balance sheet, I strongly believe over a period of time, competitive advantage is lost or become non existent given the ability to innovate is not there. If you and your competitors are doing exactly the same thing, using the same call centres, development sweat shops name it. Where is your innovation coming from when the very thing that will deliver that advantage is outside your control? I know this assertion does not apply in every single case.

In summary, I think the current world order is more about absolutes than we’re prepared to admit. The problem this creates is that it’s difficult to challenge the status quo except something revolutionary occurs. Here’s to you Arctic Monkeys!!!

Next Generation e-WorkPlace January 26, 2006

Posted by poseidongroove in Collaboration, e-WorkPlace, Edge Thinking, ESB, Social Software, Web Services.
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I’ve been reflecting on how much work Place applications such as portals, intranets and ERPs need to evolve in the Web 2.0 era. I’ve discussed this with a few folks already and we’re all agreed that Enterprise Applications are fundamentally broken. We’re applying the same design and implementation approaches whilst Vendors jostle to make sure their strategy and application portfolio align with silly analyst magic quadrants. Think for a moment, all those PowerPoint’s vendors show you about their platform architecture. They’re essentially a bunch of acquired technologies the collective APIs is just an assembly of chaos. Several folks such as Danah Boyd and Ross Mayfield have discussed related issues on their Blogs.

Basically, The Integration of Process with Technology is one we’ve battled with for several years using more and more technology name it ERP, CRM, Portals we’ve done it. I don’t think we’ve made a good stab of it as an Industry. We have a saying in my company that business efficiency and group productivity are currently being inhibited in most organisations because group communication and coordination is extremely inefficient. Might sound like baloney at first. However, just think how many times you’ve tried to locate important documents or perhaps the multiple versions of these that currently exist in your company? How can you work effectively if the simple things aren’t at your finger tip? And we really think this is the information age? It’s more the misinformation age!

We’re overwhelmed by technology and software, email is like turning on the hose pipe and sticking it in your mouth, presence aware technology means constant interruption, desktop search tools are proliferating, filing content in X Drives, Document Management or Content Management is a Joke. Then some smart guys called Blackberry think we need more of it and then you really are drinking from the Atlantic. How about sleeping with the fishes?

A good summary of the issues we confront is well summarised by John Seely Brown and John Hagel they assert that “while 95% of IT investment goes to support business processes (to drive down costs), most employee time isn’t spent on process – but exceptions to process”. We can therefore conclude that Value creation should focus on the people in the process!

What does this actually mean? If you reflect for a moment about all the Web 2.0 Social Software stuff why is user adoption on these applications so huge? Why for example are most employees spending time on websites beyond their corporate firewall rather than spending time on internal applications? Hmm, all that wasted money on the portals, SAP and Siebel.

In my opinion applications we build and deploy for users behind the firewall are rarely successful because they lack social capital. Most folks are very informal in their use of technology. Why is it that informal mediums such as Blogs, WIKIs, Flikr, iTunes and MySpace are doing so well? Lack of social capital means usability deficit. Pile all that flash streaming media into your portal and syndicating content from Yahoo doesn’t make it useable. It needs to evoke a sense of commune for it to be adopted and useful. Technology should be an enabler for building social capital. Control is now in your face and flexibility of use is a secondary issue. The Security group in most organisations effectively veto or design end user applications.

The new class of workplace applications need the following

  • Social Capital – allow for a sense of shared purpose and a sense of belonging,
  • Trust Building – Users must trust information in the workplace behind their corporate firewall, every opinion should be valued, If you don’t trust the information, usage of the application is difficult to sustain.
  • Shared Resources – Exchange of ideas and intellectual properties across the organisation is only possible if this is encouraged organically.
  • Relationship Nurturing – Cost of developing relationships is extremely high because of the hierarchical nature of organisations. If someone is difficult to approach to validate some information they’ve posted or shared what is the point of using the information.

The new class of workplace applications that need to replace our portal metaphors needs to be built on a combination of Web 2.0, bittorent and SOA. They’re not as mutually exclusive as you might think. When RSS/RDF came out years ago, it didn’t have any real context of use apart from news feed aggregation. Think how far we’ve come with the semantic web. Who cares about XML when using Odeo or iTunes?

New workplace applications need to remove the limits of scale of organisational memory. Imagine when you go to work and need to work on a document. You don’t know where it’s stored in the organisation but you’d like to use the document anyhow. If I use Live Plasma as my analogy, so you search for some content and navigate to the item of interest using an interactive map metaphor which shows you a cluster of related content. I call this the “See Also Metaphor” or content targeting as is the case with highly personalised websites like Amazon.

In summary, SOA, Web 2.0, Bittorent, Portals, Personalisation and Collaboration need to be used to create a new class of applications types that will make the workplace user experience richer, highly personalised and interactive. Bittorent is perhaps the most underestimated technologies of the lot. Imagine saving a document and not caring where it’s stored. Essentially, Filing, Classification and Archiving of content shouldn’t be in your face. I believe Bittorent will replace or subsumed in existing database technologies in the future. I expect Enterprise Services Buses to graft on Bittorent Technologies to provide content filing and routing services.

SOA currently lacks a human interface and a business context. A business context exists for SOA if SOA approaches are used to provide development and runtime mechanisms for Web 2.0 services. Work Process applications such as ERPs and CRMs will need to evolve quickly or keep pace with social network applications. It’s easy for Portal, CRM and ERP vendors to implement SOA interfaces; it’s another thing altogether to acquire social capital. I’ve knocked up a picture to summarize these ideas In Flickr

Poseidongroove Eclectic Mix Still On The Site January 11, 2006

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I’m republishing this because a few folks thought I’d taken it down from the site. I was duly inspired when I knocked this up. I kept going for a bit. I started with an old favourite. M- Feel Your Spirit Calling then build up to a crescendo 135bpm dance floor regulars before the pace drops. There are a few dodgy mixes. I’ll clean up on next release.

If you’ve got loads of space and a long commute like me enjoy the podcast. Favourite track Guitarra G by G Club Presented by Banda Sonara. There is something about Balearic Strings that will always be out of this world. Enjoy. The file is hosted on a site with an uplink of 768Kbps. Please be patient this file is approx 179MB. The vulture is a very patient bird. I’m looking for a fast bandwidth podcast hosting solution anyone with a bright idea.

I’ll keep the next mix to CD play time this is a one off bonus session for your player.
You can stream the Podcast Here. Download the file using Poseidon Groove Podcast Vol II. Enjoy. (The playlist can be downloaded from Here in PDF )

Convergence Devices and the eWorkPlace January 11, 2006

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Happy New Year. Hope you all have a wonderful year. Sorry it’s been quite a while since my last post a few reasons. One of my twins was ill a few times in December. Work deadlines and inevitable burnout before and after the holiday.
I know a lot of stuff has been said about Web 2.0 or how the semantic web might change the world. I tend to think in synergistic terms for example how relevant is a piece of technology when it’s applied to a context or used in a business scenario.

So I’ve had the Sony PSP for the last few months and I’ve got to say it’s the best present I’ve ever got and it’s my favourite gadget of all time. Besides games many people instantly think of the PSP as a Movie Player. I tend to demand a lot more from any device I own. Think run of the mill features such as PDA and Music Player. I’ve owned a Toshiba e805 for quite a few years and got bored with it. It did a fairly decent job as a Music Player as well as long as you have PocketMusic I refused to buy the iPod because what it offered me was limited.

Anyhow, the PSP can do a lot more than the above; consider this, if you’re a business person always on business trips, on a train, waiting to catch a plane. After, you’ve finished getting drunk on email from your Blackberry. It’s nice to unwind with something. If you don’t fancy reading a book, Try getting the PSP to kill the boredom of that cross-Atlantic flight.

As a gadget lover, my preferences are for devices that can test and relax my brain at the same time. So I can watch and listen to my favourite Podcasts/Videocasts. Of course most of this has a heavy science and technology slant. (Sorry, I’ve not had a chance to add the names of the cover page yet).

More importantly, Streaming Podcasts over WIFI @ home or work has effectively replaced most of the time I spend with the Radio. I now listen to BBC Radio 4’s excellent In Our Time and For Immediate Release (Business IT Stories Review)
Time shifting is King. I can now decide when I want to listen to or watch exactly what caters for my interest and not some mind numbing Reality Programme on TV.

The best part is there are some excellent games you can play on the PSP. If you want to exercise your brain try Go Sudoku, PQ: Practical Intelligence Quotient, My favourite games are Metal Gear Acid a card based strategy game that tests your skills in Stealth Warfare. It’s one of the best games I’ve ever played. Wipeout Pure is a Hovercraft Racing League and finally Lumines an excellent puzzle game with great audio and video effects to boot.

I use Sony Media Manager to synch feeds, movies and videos to the memory stick in my PSP. The one thing I hated was I had to pay for it. I don’t think Sony really understand the whole digital world thing yet. It seems like the content division and the hardware divisions don’t see eye to eye. Compared to iTunes which I downloaded for free. I use iTunes for browsing new feeds; I also use Odeo and a few other Podcatchers. One thing I really hate about iTunes is that you can’t export feeds you’ve subscribed to as XML (OPML). I always have to manually add them again into my PSP Media Manager.

My entire music library at home is also published as RSS Feeds found some excellent hacks here. Meaning, I can listen to my entire music collection anywhere in the world as long as I’ve got WIFI without carrying them around. Fab. I really, don’t think Sony understand what they’ve got. If only it was Apple that released the PSP. It’ll be in most folks pocket now. (I guess Jobs has got something similar up his sleeves now).

This post isn’t really meant to be a PSP review. My main argument is that organisations need to harness the power of convergence devices to make software that radically deliver useable services for consumers, employees and the company. For example, iTunes is a great application for delivering Podcasts and Videocasts. The ecosystem of any organisation should be dynamic living and breathing. At the moment, most portals/intranets are fact sheets graveyards. Won’t it be great if you can harvest knowledge relevant to your business available as Podcasts and publish it in your eWorkPlace?

I’ve learnt a lot more on the web in the last couple of years than I would have imagined just listening to Podcasts. eLearning suddenly sounds like a great and interesting thing to do now. I guess it is just listening to good feeds like Science Friday.

Web 2.0 and SOA also have a long way to go before they can be useable to mainstream consumers. Imagine if you can subscribe to an RSS Feed in iTunes or your PSP which essentially is a service that periodically updates the firmware of your in-car computer. The Satellite Navigation even! Rather than ship them on CD/DVD when you buy the car.

The possibilities of the technologies and gadgets we have access to now are endless. Web 2.0 is still misunderstood as just about Social Software. Service Oriented Architecture is perceived as IT Components Reuse. Combined this could really be the age of software as content and service.

Finally, if you really want to explore the possibilities of the digital revolution around you, the PSP is a great gadget to start with. An indication of the possibilities of convergent devices can be read in this article describing how the PSP was used to remotely control a car

Hopefully, I should be able to get back to regular posting.

Poseidongroove Eclectic Mix Volume III November 13, 2005

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Here is the latest podcast mix. This is one I mixed last night still not happy with the original mix I was planning to upload. Hopefully, this should be ready for December. The music selection is taken from three or more genre. Enjoy. Download the mix from Here anyone familiar with old school house music will remember Adonis- No Way Back. The file is 111Mb. You can also stream it using this link. The play list is available as a PDF

Licking Apples’ Bum November 10, 2005

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Been very busy lately, will be sharing the fruits of my busy schedule in the next couple of weeks like what the hell is web 2.0? Apologies to folks looking out for the promised podcast mix. I’ve not had a chance to tidy up my latest set. Before that, let me get my defence in first, I love iTunes. It’s an application that is not saddled with what I call “usability deficit”. Like the ones you’re all familiar with behind your corporate firewalls. In other words, it has formal and informal uses for work and pleasure. Alright, let’s start bashing Apple and Steve Jobs bedfellows. Journos and bloggers alike.

Why is everyone especially journo’s going gaga over the Video iPod. It really sucks. I’ve sat next to a couple of folks on the train commute to work recently. I couldn’t help thinking what the point was. I couldn’t help but laugh at the number of times they tried to adjust the viewing angle just to see Britney or Beyoncé do the jiggy! yeah right.

Don’t get me started on paying to watch some silly music videos on a puny screen. I’d pay not to watch those Music Videos on TV in the first place (maybe not just thought about the jiggy).

I think the Video iPod is a reaction by Apple to the threat of the PSP. It proves that Sony has got it right with the PSP. (Not completely, Sony are selling their own iTunes for $30.00. When will they get it?).

Don’t trust all those journos banging on about the Video iPod, they’re biased Apple lovers. They will happily advise you to buy anything from Steve Jobs even if it’s rubbish.

Compare the PSP or other Personal Media Players to the Video iPod, PSP can play Games, DVD quality Videos, Music, has got WIFI, Home Brew Applications come on folks wise up. The Video iPod is late to the ultimate gadget party. This confirms that the reign of the iPod is about to come to an end. 2001-2005 RIP.

Apple has got an excellent package with iTunes and the Music iPod but the Video iPod is taking Apple away from its core competencies. If only journos and bloggers weren’t so biased maybe they’ll be more objective in reporting that the Video iPod is not the best thing since sliced bread. The battery life is barely enough to watch a film.

In summary, if you’re looking for a proper Personal Media Player, don’t buy the Video iPod. I don’t care about Microsoft based PMPs, but I can’t help thinking if MSOFT merges with AOL/Time Warner, Content developers Such as Archos and Creative will collude with the likes of Sony and Disney. This means Apple will be denied any real content for the iTunes Video store? That’ll be squeaky bum time for Apple and the Video iPod because these content owners especially Sony are bidding their time before they move in and squash Jobs and his Video iPod. Let’s wait and see,

It’s All So Quiet October 27, 2005

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Been quiet for a few days, a few deadlines to meet. I hope to post the next podcast over the weekend. To be honest, I’ve finished it just tidying up. I’ve found a few podsafe tracks on the web. This means, I can sleep well at night. I hope to share links to my favourite unsigned bands as well. In the meantime, hope you’re not drinking from a fire hose.