Tuesday, July 26, 2005

COSTCO's CEO on why taking care of your employees makes business sense

In an age of corporate cut-throat competition to cut costs, COSTCO shows why taking care of your employees is a good business strategy.

After reading how McDonald's & Wal*Mart and a host of other retailers use temps, minimum wage workers & skimp on benefits to keep costs down, this comes as a refreshing change.
NYtimes article here

Also another one on why Toyota is moving north to Canada inspite of better tax breaks from Texas. (The answer is in Education & Healthcare, the unfortunate victims of the dying welfare state)

Friday, July 22, 2005

New interface for Pen based computing

Going beyond Palm's "Graffiti" allows you to enter alphabets with stylus gestures.
IBM's SHARK does the same for words! With each gesture you can enter a word at a time!

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Fold n Drop

A nice alternative to "drag n drop"
Bringing a french touch to the UI

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Google Moon?!?!?!?

Following in the footsteps of Google Earth is Google Moon

Check it out
Psst: Zoom in all the way for some insight into the structure of the Moon!

Friday, July 15, 2005

Spoilt for choice

We have come from a time when the government thought 15 varieties of toothpaste was an economic waste, to a time when we are spoilt for choice in most things that we want to buy.
Bet Ford who said you can have it in any colour as long as it is Black will be turning in his grave now.

But sometimes I wonder if more choice is better.
I thought there would be some commodities where you cannot have too many product variants...
apparently I am wrong..Ck this site if you want to add some salt to your life.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Productivity tools

Useful tools to improve your productivity...

As in, if you are overworked you can take a break here & get back to work & be more productive :)

KAP (Kite Aerial Photography)

Adding another dimension to photography, going over the top!

KAP is a great way to get areial shoots without hiring your own helicopter or plane or satellite.

Give GoogleEarth a run for its money by posting your own snaps of your neighbourhood.

Check out Scott Haefner's KAP page for some stunning snaps.

Pampered bottoms & backs

After reading Blink I look at chairs in a new light.
Thought this in not the Ferrari of office chairs it comes pretty close

Inspite of Corporate governance,
I will be getting myself one of these when I get my VC funding