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Some Nice Reviews
The first two readers to review the book an Amazon wrote nice reviews. I also like this review.
posted by Arnold Kling 1:33 PM
Interview on Usability
Here is an interview with Jakob Nielsen and Marie Taire on web usability. I am working on an essay on a similar topic, which I have tentatively titled "web engineering vs. web design."
posted by Arnold Kling 6:14 AM
A Reader's QuestionThe one question I have is simple and one that I believe many entrepeneurs
face. What is the best way to maintain personal cash flow during the start-up phase given that most people cannot effectively go to $0 income without assuming debt? I am a computer programmer who can consult to make income, yet this same consulting takes away from going after a single goal.
This is item number one in chapter 9, "dilemmas." My guess is that in your case it would be good to take on some consulting work part time. Yes, that will reduce the speed with which you develop your business, but better to grow slowly than die quickly.
posted by Arnold Kling 5:16 AM
Under the Radar finally is available. On Amazon, it is number 6,188 on their bestseller list. That seems pretty good to me, considering that it's pretty hard for people to focus on things like entrepreneurship these days.
posted by Arnold Kling 7:04 AM
The Buzz Has Started
Can a book called Under the Radar with a paper airplane on its cover create buzz? Maybe. We were mentioned in entrepreneur.com, the web site for the magazine.
Today, I receive a copy of the actual book. It won't be available for sale until September 18th, with an official publication date of October 15th.
posted by Arnold Kling 1:17 PM
I've been cited
David Walker, who writes the Shorewalker online zine, wrote a commentary on McKinsey's latest Internet analysis. He contrasts it with their analysis of a few years ago, which he correctly points out is something that I viewed "acidly."
posted by Arnold Kling 8:37 AM
The Cable TV Model
Aaron Goldberg wrote a column in which he suggested that content sites could become part of "premium" subscription packages with ISP's. He draws an analogy with Cable TV. This is one way to implement the ideas I discussed in The Club Vs. the Silo.
posted by Arnold Kling 8:29 AM
A year and half ago, I wrote an essay called People Protocols, in which I lamented that the Internet confers identities and security protection to computers but not to people. Now, Clay Shirky has written an analysis of Microsoft's "hailstorm" that makes it sound as if it tries to be more human-centric. This confirms my prediction in Personalization, Portability, and Ownership. It seemed to me at the time (September of 1999) that Microsoft was headed in a useful direction.
posted by Arnold Kling 1:34 PM