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Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Squandering $Gazillions for Fun and Non-Profit: A Case in Point

Case in point. This will be a case in point. The premise is - You are a large, old service corporation with nearly two centuries in business. You have a large technical fortress and marketing engine. You have market presence and recognition. You want to do business over the web and have a notion to... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, July 6, 2006

Technical Support?

From my experience, working with complex, Main Frame bound technology departments which attempt to implement web projects is a hideous nightmare. But, as a web rogue, my orders were to implement a "rogue" web site. In fact, I use the word "rogue" because that's the label that site and myself... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, June 30, 2006

The Four Horsemen

In order to be a successful Web Rogue, you need to know the business and to have a great project implementation track record. You also need "Artistic Flair." That means, you have an eye for arranging graphics and text on a page; layout artistry. You know something about typography, dabbled in Desk... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

10 Steps for Successful Project Implementation

10 Steps for Successful Project Implementation 10 Steps: 1 - Simplify any project to specific business benefits. 2 - ID the budget. Promise to bring the project in ahead of schedule and under budget. 3 - Partner with individuals in the business that best benefit by the implementation. 4 - Promise... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Eight Steps to Web Rogueship

All fun aside, when there is an established Technocratic dominance over all technological innovations, any individual who manages to break loose from the pack and, like an entrepreneur, influences the corporation and positively pisses-off the technical establishment, has achieved the status of... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, June 17, 2006

How to Be a Successful Web Rogue - Dick the Web Rogue

Lights! Camera! Action! Bring on the "rogues" - the Web Rogues, that is. Throughout this land there are many busy hands on the World Wide Web. Some are keying and clicking to view the vastest pool of information since the Oracle at Delphi. Some are wicked and evil, hacking their way through... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, June 9, 2006

Jaundyce vs Jaundyce: The New Bleak House

(Continued... ) What we have is a typical case of bringing services that have no place on the web to the web. It is an example of how technocratic budgets can toss away dollar after dollar if they get the chance to do so. It's not their fault. They were born to it. I blame the executives who, like... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, June 6, 2006

Does the Web Pay? Corporate Web Designers and The Whacky PILL

Do businesses resort to the Web to sell their goods and services to keep up with the Jones'? Is it fashionable? Or is it practical? Does the Web pay? Well, all this depends on your perspective. I have often made it clear that the web is as much an experience for a customer or prospect as any other... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

China and Cherokees

I have a master’s degree in Chinese History. What does that have to do with it (or the price of tea in China – he he)? Well, the first time I sat before my browser and in less than a minute I surfed to Beijing University, I was astounded. I was absolutely flabbergasted by the experience. Of course,... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, May 22, 2006

The Dream of Gerontius

For over a decade, the pundits of technology (the technogists) have talked about the wonders of "client-server" technology. I myself published such a work. Guilty as charged! This told of how the Personal Computer is attached to a central server, which "serves" files and information to all... Sign in to see full entry.

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