Biweekly links for 01/04/2010
- How We Miscalculated | Print Article | Newsweek.com
- Andy Grove on the Intel floating-point bug. Interesting throughout, including this comment on how insulated most CEOs are: “But most CEOs are in the center of a for-titled palace, and news from the outside has to percolate through layers of people from the periphery where the action is. For example, I was one of the last to understand the implications of the Pentium crisis. It took a barrage of relentless criticism to make me realize that something had changed and that we needed to adapt to the new environment. We could change our ways and embrace the fact that we had become a household name and a consumer giant, or we could keep our old ways and not only miss an opportunity to nurture new customer relationships but also suffer damage to our reputation and well-being.”
- Dive Into HTML5
- From Mark Pilgrim, of the superb “Dive Into Python”.
- Industry of Change: Linux Storms Hollywood
- How Linux won in Hollywood.
- Linux at the movies
- In Hollywood, Linux has apparently almost completely won: “In this upside-down world where Windows and Mac are minority operating systems, Linux evangelists would be hard-pressed to find anyone left to convert. The free operating system built by the people for the people has been embraced foremost by film studios.”
- Magnus Carlsen’s Blog
- Arguably the strongest chess player in the world, Magnus Carlsen has a blog.
- How I Work: Bill Gates
- I was surprised by how email-centric his life sounds.
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