Archive for December, 2002
As I flew into Minneapolis, I turned off the reading light and looked out the window. The night was beautifully clear. Surrounded by a geometrically perfect array of lights, the city itself, rising out of the plain, appeared as a complex, luminous crystal. It’s easy to forget to look at what we see. When we […]
ManagementSpeak: To be honest with you … Translation: Your idea stinks! IS Survivalist Daryl Gramling’s translation, in contrast, is linguistic perfume.
My LDLs, I recently learned, are high enough to experience the Oort cloud up close and personal. Which is why I looked at the nutritional information printed on a bag of fudge-covered Oreos. The news was wonderful — only 0.5 grams of saturated fat per serving. Wow! Then I looked at the serving size. One […]
ManagementSpeak: You don’t want to know. Translation: I don’t want to tell you. IS Survivalist David Beamer, on the other hand, did want you to know.
The ole mailbag has been pretty full recently, so let’s dive right in. When I suggested killing the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) altogether, on the theory that far from promoting innovation it’s now inhibiting it, I created quite a stir. Let me propose a compromise: have patents expire sooner. After all, everyone knows business […]