In a comment on Scoble’s “persuasion” post, there’s a link to this entry by Dave Winer in which he dreams of saving Apple by dint of a $1 billion checkbook and slavish devotion to software developers. sed/Apple/Sun/ and it’s a timely read.
Scoble asks “How do you persuade?” in which he poo-poos consistent positive statements and talks up authority. It turns out there are scientific studies. According to Robert B. Cialdini’s February 2001 Scientific American article “The Science of Persuasion” (my research library can beat up your research library!) the 6 keys to reciprocity are: reciprocation, consistency […]
Omer van Kloeten speculates that the reason no one’s asked me about C# on the JVM as part of the Sun-Microsoft agreement is because the JVM is explicitly the “Java” VM and .NET explicitly decoupled language and VM. Let’s see: according to Jason Bock there are 32 compilers available for .NET. According to Robert Tolksdorf there […]