July 2005

Tuesday, 26 July 2005

Tragedy of the Airport - Why you get stuck for hours at O’Hare


Calculating the True Price of Software: “For the open source movement, perhaps a better way to position the change that OSS is making is this: we’re converting warrants on future maintenance and enhancements into options, which means that instead of having a sole supplier (warrants), we have created a third-party market (options) of these derivatives.”


Thursday, 21 July 2005

How to learn from your mistakes: “Learning from mistakes requires three things:

  1. Putting yourself in situations where you can make interesting mistakes
  2. Having the self-confidence to admit to them
  3. Being courageous about making changes”

Monday, 11 July 2005

del.icio.us users can now tag bookmarks for my attention using the “for:faisal” tag.


Saturday, 9 July 2005

Calling an end to poverty: “It does seem strange for countries to say that telephone access is a public-policy goal, and then put special or punitive taxes on telecoms operators and users”