Wired: MS Amends Icon Concession
AOL's icon can go on the XP desktop as long as the MSN one is there too. I am not surprised one bit. Something has to put MS down, or this is how it will act forever.
Shit, it looks like The Hunger Site and associated sites are gone. Damien says they lost their financial backing.
That's very sad.
Luke Tymowski, ZopeNewbies: Total Cost of Ownership
You wanna talk TCO? You got it baaaaaby.
Don't be a Dick. Uninstall Windows today!
Now's a great time to mention that I really don't like the word pushback. The definition of the word pushback doesn't match the way people (mostly Dave Winer, but I've seen it spread a little) have been using it lately, and secondly, I think the word is confrontational, whereas the word I prefer to see, feedback, is much more respectful, constructive and friendly.
Pushing is rude, Feeding is mmm, mmm good.
UserLand: Total Cost of Ownership
Total Cost of Ownership is Total Bullshit.
The important metric is Return On Investment (read more), and not in %, but in absolute terms, $. Just because something costs less to own doesn't mean it's going to make you or your organization more successful.
I believe you get what you pay for. Unfortunately that doesn't seem to be the case in CMS land -- it's well known in the CMS industry that a high sticker price equals high credibility to executives, regardless of quality (few developers are tricked by this but they aren't usually the decision makers). Maybe that's why UserLand is dropping baloney figures, because their industry is so bent they have no choice but to play the game their competitors play.
Update: Jon Roeb responds on his site.
eWeek: Truce or dare