Showing posts from 2013

What would I do...

Recently I read about BlackBerry and it all reminded me of Nokia and it's path to their place on market today. Today people saying that with current CEO being replaced with interim person(or maybe not), that new CEO is going to be on suicidal mission to get BlackBerry back on track. While that mission sounds almost impossible I think that company still has not lost all of it's potential and with a right person in charge could become strong company again. So I thought to myself: "What would I do if I was BlackBerry's CEO?". For the last several years BlackBerry was lacking behind on a hardware part up to the point where their phone would be dead years before it's released. Unfortunately for them technologies on mobile market were going at the pace of  PC's market back in 90th. They clearly lost place on the market, and there is no reason for them to keep that part of their business. It might be cheaper to design one phone from the parts available on the m

Cost of automation

Today I've got frustrated with sync on Chrome, for some reasons it was not adding new app links that I have created on a different computer. I thought what's the big deal, there should be a sync now button, apparently there is none.  You are forced to rely on automated process to figure out when it's convenient time to sync. Question which comes to my mind first what if such process fails, what am I going to do. Looks like the only way to force it is to logout and then log back in, keeping your fingers crossed and hoping that it will work. Next thing which came to my mind was: wait a minute, that's the same company which builds self driven cars.  So I am guessing that those car won't have any manual controls either, and when something fails...  well wish us luck. Don't get me wrong I am all for automation and innovations, however there is gotta be a fall back to manual mode just in case something went wrong. So at the end of the day I got exactly the same res