Sunday, August 31, 2008

It's Broken!

Great presentation by Seth Godin on stuff thats "broken".

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Will Play for Food

"Nearly 500,000 people in developing nations earn a wage making virtual goods in online games to sell to players, a study has found."

That's according to an article that appeared in the BBC's Technology section. I also saw a feature on a company operating from Hong Kong that basically had people play P2P games all day, collect virtual goods, and sell them off for real money.

Now if I get this right, there are people out there, who aren't so good at, lets say, War craft. Who buy stuff from people (professionals) who are.

Do the Rich/Fat people of this world, need poor people to play their games for them too? I find this kind of disturbing!

Thursday, August 07, 2008

SearchMash: Google 2.0?

I stumbled across on Zeeshan Hasan's Blog.

Apparently it is an interface testing project by Google (the results I got were very similar to standard Google results). I kind of liked the way the search results were displayed, and how it is easier to see blog and images results separately. The windows on the right help keep result sources well sorted out.

Check it

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

CIO Pakistan Launched

"CIO is the world's largest business technology leadership magazine printed in more than 35 countries around the world, and is now bring printed in Pakistan. A local edition hopes to provide support to the local industry.".

The magazine has been launched by Rabia Gharib, (there is no stopping this lady). I have yet to meet her, but for someone I have never met, I am very impressed with her work and the wide range of things she keeps pulling off. My good friend, Mr. Umair Naeem happens to be the Editor of CIO Pakistan, I will look forward to getting free copies from him (he is yet unaware of the free copy deal).

Over all its a great thing to have, good quality publication on the IT Business side of things. Good luck to the CIO Pakistan team, and great job on another step in the right direction.