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What RIM Has Become

The much anticipated release of RIM’s Blackberry 10 (#BB10) will not generate the wave of cash that the folks in Waterloo are looking for. Why? It pains me to say this, but RIM has become a moon around a planet in the universe of Goople. Goople – or Google / Apple – run the show…

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Craptops, Part Deux

A while ago, I put together some thoughts on craptops. As it stands, my opinion on this seemingly minor issue has not changed. In fact, after this Christmas, I’m more resolute than ever. I have discovered after trying very hard to change my mind that I’m not a swiper.  I’m a typer. It all started…

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A New Year, A New Direction

The Birth of a New Business 2012 was an exciting year for me as I launched a new business with my wife called Noteworthy Wines.  More about that in a moment. It was also a little bittersweet as I moved away from a business that I’ve loved and profited from over the last 15 years.…

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Going Open

Crisis = Opportunity. Right? Right. This morning, my main computer crashed, taking the hard drive with it.  Right now, I’m operating from my laptop, so I’m fine and functional, but I’m dealing with the blowback of losing some data and lots of work. However, despite being prepared for such a situation, it opened a real…

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"Google Devalues Everything it Touches"

With a quote like that (and in the spirit of Valentine’s), my relationship with Google becomes more ‘love’ than ‘love/hate’. “Google devalues everything it touches” is quoted from Robert Thomson of the Wall Street Journal, sourced from this article. Of course it does.  As Jesse Hirsch, technology consultant and commentator for the CBC said, Google’s…