Freddy&ma is a very impressive site for making a custom handbag. I am no handbag guru, but these are really nice, and the price is pretty good too, considering the amount of work that has to go into each piece. They also have a freddy&ma blog which is very informative. It’s clear they’ve come up wit their product through thinking along the same lines as aspoke.com laptop skins. Of course the aspoke.com product is at a much lower price point (around 20 euros versus 340 dollars).
According to a survey carried out by Harris Interactive for Intel and Ultrasuede, ‘Forty percent of U.S. adult computer users find their laptop to be generic, boring, dull, sterile or lackluster, and 60 percent would like to be able to customize their laptop with options such as color, patterns and fabric’. (See Intel press release.) (I read about this at PGreenblog.)
We are doing all this today, at aspoke.com!
James Seng writes about outsourcing in Malaysia. He makes good observations, but I think there is more to outsourcing than meets the eye. Most people think that outsourcing is about cutting costs. In fact it’s not, it’s more commonly about raising money than saving money.
Tom Raftery criticizes minister Noel Dempsey for criticizing Damien Mulley’s publication of a broadband map of Ireland. Eircom told the newspapers that the map was grossly misleading.
In all this congratulating and criticizing nobody is addressing the real problem here.
Acording to James Corbett, the daft.ie owners are coy about the possibility of selling. I have no inside knowledge, although I love the site, which is still the best property site in Ireland by far.
But the owners have some hard decisions to make.
There is a comment on an earlier post as follows. Let’s help this lady find love. Michael, are you listening?
Dear Mister O’Leary, I was on your flight on 07.05.2006 from Milan Bergamo (9.30) to Brussels Charleroi (10.30) and I want to get in touch with a passenger that I met on the flight.I was too shy to ask for his number and so was he.
I helped some relatives move into a brand new apartment in Dublin on Friday. Who was the first person to greet us? The neighbours? No. The security guard perhaps? Wrong again. No, we were greeted at about 6.30 pm in the evening by the Smart Telecom sales guy. He had somehow found his way into the building past the security. He told us what a good deal Smart Telecom was, and that they would connect the line for free and give us their free broadband deal. He told us that eircom would charge us 120 euros to get connected (which I suspect may have been a little bit of a fib). But there’s no doubt that Smart are offering a good deal.
David Weinberger comments on David Sifry’s statistical analysis of the blogosphere. These analyses are full of numbers, but I think people in the ‘old’ blogging industry are failing to look at the fundamental demographic changes that must be lying behind the figures. I’m not talking about more asians, or more europeans – I’m talking about a much more fundamental shift than that.