Monthly Archives: March 2009

The future of labor?

Good summary at Forbes of a startup, Dolores Labs, that rates Amazon’s “turkers” or, put another way, low-cost rote laborers, in order to help companies ensure high-quality Turk labor. I wonder what this heralds for the future of labor. Amazon … Continue reading

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Now seems like a good time to comment on consulting.

I’m at home in bed with a cough. A persistent, 4-week-old cough, the solution to which my doctor thinks is a humidifier (he ┬ámay be right, since I have no other symptoms of illness). It’s exhausting to cough all day … Continue reading

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Bad day at the bookstore and the rise of Kindle

I used to love bookstores. Really love them. I could spend hours, literally, wandering the aisles of the Harvard COOP or Blackwell’s in Oxford. Today I needed a couple books sort-of-immediately, so I stopped at Barnes & Noble on my … Continue reading

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