BBC Correspondents Map…

Now you can see how the BBC rates the importance of each country. Just compare the number of reporters.

Italy is more important than Spain, California less than Brussels and China more than India.  Can’t help that there are so many in Paris because they like living here and because it provides easy filler “death of the baguette” stories every three months etc.

BBC Correspondents Map

Buy Amazon stock…


“Adoption of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) continues to grow. As an indicator of adoption, bandwidth utilized by these services in fourth quarter 2007 was even greater than bandwidth utilized in the same period by all of’s global websites combined.”

Amazon Earnings Call Details: Web Services Use Up More Bandwidth Than; The Kindle is a Hit


I remember being stuck in a hotel in Norway and watching a long documentary about comedy.

I don’t remember anything about the techniques and methods explained in the program. I was only struck by one thing…

All these very famous comics, John Cleese, Rowan Atkinson et al,  were all deadly serious about comedy. They analyzed every joke and worked so hard at it. All for something that seemed very natural on stage.

Steve Martin seems the same…

Steve Martin on being funny – Boing Boing

Apple – Find Out How

Great new web site from Apple about how to use a Mac…

Apple – Find Out How – Mac OS X – Get Started With Mac – Move to Mac

However, why can’t I subscribe? Why aren’t they podcasts?


Mines in the post!!!

I was one of the owners of a missing OLPC. However, now it seems that it’s in the post.

For more information on the “scandal” of a non-profit having teething trouble…

Robert X. Cringely® | InfoWorld | OLPC: Desperately seeking St. Nick | January 28, 2008 06:36 AM | By Robert X. Cringely

Seriously, I’m not in a hurry. The comments are great.

Ouch and there is still a week to go…

Exclusive TED Conference Pass+VIP Benefits – eBay (item 110218102976 end time Feb-03-08 12:36:38 PST)

Words cannot express how lucky the people at TED are.

However, we’ve found a way to put a dollar value on it! Shame it’s more money than I have in the conference budget for this decade.

After a year, Vista sucks articles continue…

In the year 2012 someone will write a bestseller about Vista. It’s an operatic tragedy in multiple parts.

Could Windows 7 be the best Windows yet? | Hardware 2.0 |

As an aside, the best thing that they could do for Windows 7 is keep that name. Nothing fancy just a version number.

Get paid for writing rubbish…

“He is the man who nearly broke the bank … and who is fast becoming a hero to millions of his compatriots.”

French rally behind rogue trader as fraud scandal spreads | Business | The Observer

I had ten adults in my flat yesterday and we all discussed “the scandal”; not one person referred to anyone in the affair as a “hero”. This morning at work I see even less sign that he’s a hero!

Who makes this stuff up?

Equity Derivatives House of the Year award for 2008… Great moments in journalism, Risk Magazine edition

“Risk Magazine — the finance industry magazine focused on risk management — presented, this very month, its Equity Derivatives House of the Year award for 2008 to… ta daa… Societe Generale.”

You can’t make things like this up.

I suppose that this the related to the curse of the Fortune cover. You know the one, boss appears on the cover of Fortune and a week later sales plummet.

A new style for Management Books…

Why can’t he write his books like this?

tompeters! management consulting leadership training development project management

Get rid of the management speak and write it as comedy!