Posts Tagged: Business

Now Intel Is Challenging Psion Netbook Claim

Intel are joining Dell in challenging Psion’s claim to the netbook trademark. I realise that Dell and Intel’s motives are purely commercial, but I dislike the patent and trademark litigation culture that has grown alongside the technology industry. I agree wholeheartedly that companies ideas and designs should be protected but only when their claims areContinue Reading ›

Psion and the netBook Trademark

As an ex-Psion employee I was disappointed and a little saddened to learn of Psion’s spurious trademark claim to the word netbook. Psion were once a great technology company practically inventing the PDA , creating some classic hardware designs and creating the operating system that powers a huge proporation of today’s smartphones: Symbian. Psion launchedContinue Reading ›

Fuel for Thought

I wrote about the FUEL Conference earlier and what a success I believe it to have been; but I didn’t go into my thoughts following the event. It strikes me that company culture is a key factor in a successful social and community strategy. The companies that are doing well and really engaging with theirContinue Reading ›

Let My People Go Surfing By Yvon Chouinard

This is not so much a book review as a book recommendation, in fact this book is so good I’m happy for you to stop reading this post now and go and buy Let My People Go Surfing by Yvon Chouinard. Still here? OK, then I’ll talk a little about this great book. I boughtContinue Reading ›

Do You Work in a 21st Century Mill?

Continuing my theme of modern and clever working arrangements… I’ve just read Seth Godin’s latest post the new standard for meetings and conferences in which Seth says If you’re a knowledge worker, your boss shouldn’t make you come to the (expensive) office every day unless there’s something there that makes it worth your trip. SheContinue Reading ›