Groklaw points to EU Commission Study Finds You’ll Save Money Switching to FOSS. The “free” adjective has always been a burden for FOSS, but when the other choice sounds like “Open Sores” it doesn’t take a marketing genius to decide… that geeks shouldn’t try to sell software. The Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) stalking-horse has been one of the best ways to confuse the issues, like the “shopping cart” estimates of cost of living. It depends if you prefer organic tofu or roast beast. Calculating the total cost of developing, maintaining, installing, training, supporting, migrating to/from and disposing of software is a guesstimate so mired in swags and assumptions it can mean whatever the company paying for the study wants it to mean, now can’t it?
Archive | January 12, 2007
Eric Den Doop, Kok Kiet (John Jones), . In turn ARM was tagged by Rick Schummer, who was tagged by Alex Feldstein and Rick also nabbed Kevin Ragsdale, Kevin Cully, Mike Feltman, Randy Jean. Alex had tagged Rick along with Garrett Fitzgerald, Rick Borup, Doug Hennig, . Alex, in turn was selected by Claudio Lassala. Claudio was tagged by Markus who was tagged by Rick who… well, you get the idea. Someone was bored over the holidays, probably someone who wasn’t incensed over Microsoft giving away Acer laptops for Christmas, and decided to double the volume of the internet with self-indulgent blogging bit. Folks, who cares?tagged me with the “Five Things” chain letter, also tagging ,
I’ve followed the links back 27 times and still haven’t come across the first couple of A-List bloggers I’d seen playing this game only a few weeks ago, so my back-of-the-envelope math tells me that there’s no one left who has a blog, so I’m tempted to declare the game over. Well done.
- I was saved from near-certain death aboard a submarine by a quick-thinking shipmate… and his clipboard. Really.
- I sat next to Senator George McGovern at a political rally.
- I earned three varsity letters in swimming. Butterfly was my specialty, though I wasn’t very good.
- I’m Union and I Vote: UAW Local 1981, the National Writer’s Union, AFL-CIO.
- I lived in a travel trailer over summer of 1980 in Orlando, Florida and the winter of 1981 in West Milton, New York, yards from the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory. Might explain a lot, eh?
IT Conversation‘s podcast pick-of-the-week: Phil Windley’s Technometria podcast. This week he, Scott Lemon and Matt Asay interview David Platt about his new book. “ ” Tell me what you really think. Ouch. Fun stuff.