Saturday, April 19, 2008

Sins of our Google

Scientific theory are often overthrown by proving that their basic assumptions are wrong.

Our beloved search engine Google has the following basic assumptions IMHO:
1. Additional traffic by the crawler is acceptable to web sites. This may be a small price to pay. But sites do pay by MBs of traffic.
2. Delay of 2-3 days in getting new contents indexed is acceptable. What if your info is time-critical? That it will be useless in the next day?
3. Customers will come to the site (passive wait). There is no active way to find customers interested in the keyword bought by advertisers.
4. Google has assumed the position of a high priest in deciding which site has a higher rank. Why should we accept the result of a soul-less algorithm?
5. Google has assumed that keyword can retrieve relevant information. Is that always true?

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

A sin not to start a company?

In the heart of tech city of the world, surrounded by techies and VCs, in an economy fueled by innovation. It is really a sin (if I may use a word that strong) not to do something about your ideas. I have seen mine being implemented by others.

Something I heard on Christian radio struck me today. The host said that if you have a decision to make about doing something, just get a blank piece of paper and write yes! Just like Jesus is 'Yes' and Amen to us.

God speed to all of us with a child in us...

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Tale of 2 cities

I'm back!

From the vibrant city of Hong Kong, a place full of life, I am re-invigorated from the daily grunts of silicon valley.

A fresh start. So to speak.