Posts Tagged ‘technology’

Developing Employees. Part 2

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

With the onslaught of Web-based technology (see Value of an Intranet by Adam B. Shaw, Fitness Management, Nov. 99, p.34), the average health club is quickly changing to incorporate new services. Members will be able to check whether a payment was received, make online payments and track their use of the club. (more…)

Imagination is better than knowledge. Part 2

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

A theory of the business is based on assumptions — the stuff of imagination. (Of course assumptions should be as realistic and as specific as possible, but they are about the future, of which no one has knowledge.) (more…)

Hi-tech Video. Part 2

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

The quality and capability that lets me do this in a $1,500 video camera might have cost ten thousand dollars or more just a few years ago. That in itself is a significant revolution.

But there is a far more subtle capability that has emerged with such technology.


5AM, Western Red Cedar, and Ethernets….

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

I’m typing this at 5:07am. I’m out on my new deck on a beautiful clear June morning, having just plugged my laptop into the network jack.

I think I’m the only guy in the neighborhood with an outdoor deck that sports western red cedar, a bbq, several lounge chairs, an assortment of planters and flowers, as well a 10-base-T Ethernet connection and a variety of phone jacks.


Critical optimism

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Brigham agrees the lack of standards will cause problems for the technology at the outset: “It’s a lot of work to code XML and [create a DTD]. Until there are standards that everyone can agree on, many companies won’t think it’s worth the effort.”


The Automobile and the PC 2

Monday, February 7th, 2011

It’s a pattern that is occurring worldwide. Since 1991, Mexico has seen an increase of some 30% in the number of automobiles on its roads. Until the Asian flu affected the economy, Bangkok was seeing some 300 new automobiles appear on the roads each and every day. South Korea has seen a doubling in the number of cards on its road in less than five years. In Europe, 1/3 of all major cities have an average in-town speed of 15km an hour – or less.