Google maps e X-Files

9 06 2007

Ho trovato un po di immagine che sono degne di essere viste:

Ho detto X-Files, ma magari questa proviene dalla Stella della Morte (StarWars)!

È chiaro che con questo raggio ci stano produccendo mutazioni:

qui il link per vedere questo uomo senza testa

Link, ma come questo bambino può essere cosi contento, avendo un padre con la mettà della testa??

su questo Link, i raggazzi aliens, davvero paoroso!

Davvero c’è un mondo su Google maps, che sta mostrando il mondo reale, cosí come è!

Doppo queste immagini paorose, magari sarebbe bello un po di altre piu rilassanti:

Link

C’era anche una che mostrava il tanga d’una dona quando era per entrare alla sua macchina, ma come è diventato troppo popolare sul internet, quelli di Google la hanno tolto. Ma come Internet ha memoria, si possono trovare catture della imagine. Aspetto che al minimo lascino queste belleze che ho messo oggi! 😀





Ten forces that flatten the world

16 05 2007

Last days I’ve been busy reading Thomas L. Friedman book “The world is flat” (does it sound familiar? ;D). There are some things I like from it, and I would like to share with you what he calls: “the ten forces that flatten the world”

1- 11/9/89: The falling of Berlin wall started to create the idea of worldwide market, opening opportunities to countries such India, Brazil or China

2- 8/9/95:The day Netscape went public. As he says: “Unless you knew how manually drive around the Internet to find things, it was not all exciting”, according to his opinion it changed thanks to Netscape. I agree with it but also think that Yahoo! had to be considered as a milestone. A powerful idea is that .com burst let a great worldwide network of fiber optics that open the path for Outsourcing thanks to cheap-to-free communications

3- Work Flow Software: That’s a part I really like, talks about the adoption of Process Management, and how to break in peaces this process and spread it in excellence centres. Thanks to adoption of software and protocols standards, is easy to world worldwide, and small business can take advantage of it with software platforms such as salesforce.com

4- Uploading: The way Internet process of uploading is “giving the voice to people” based on phenomenons as blogging, wikipedia and so

5- Outsourcing:How India and China have became key players offering engineers to the world using cheap cable communications. I like the theory in which he argues that thanks to Y2K where a lot of engineers were needed to fix lots of computers worldwide, India started to became a player.

6- Offshoring: As outsourcing grows, the phenomenon of fully outsource a department has started. I like the way he explains the global tension that it created:

“Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up.
It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed.
Every morning a lion wakes up.
It knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death.
It doesn’t matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle.
When the sun comes up, you better start running.”

7- Supply-Chaining:Uses Wall-Mart as examples how effective supply chains have become for a “global optimization” and how technologies such as RFID will change the way some things are now done and thought.

8- Insourcing: How companies are using their excellence as basis for magnifying their portfolio, uses UPS as example.

9- In-forming:As I wrote in my first post and second, how Internet has become a great information power, where more and more things are visible thanks to search engines. I think this idea is worth a science fiction book! 😀

10- The Steroids: How personal devices are boosting the use of IT. Here I would like to add the link of this article from MIT about how BlackBerry is impacting on the way managers work

I strongly recommend to read this book, specially the part I’ve talked about, it gives a good point of view in state-of-art of the multinationals culture of globalisation and horizontalyzing processes.





Big Brother 2.0

8 05 2007

                                                   big brother 2.0

Sembra che al contrario di quello che Baltasar Gracian diceva nel suo saggio “Manual of the Art of Discretion”, essere prudente è qualcosa che comincia a non avere piu senso…

Così come l’immaginario di Orwell creò il concetto di “Grande Fratello”, sembra che sta diventando realtà attraverso siti come Google… leggendo questo articolo a Wired, ho trobatto un riferimento interessante da Don Tapscott, coautore da The Naked Corporation:

“You can’t hide anything anymore”

Così comincia il mio blog, sono ufficialmente sulla rette con la intenzione di parlare da tutto quello da che sono interessato, e nel fratempo imparare ad scrivere in italiano…