My Thursday (is it Thursday already?) morning reads:

• Barron’s: Risk-Averse Young Investors (Penta Daily)
• The Year Facebook Blew Past Google (Re/Code) but see Digitally Speaking, CBS, Time Warner, Disney Bigger Than Facebook (MediaPost)
• Vanguard’s CEO dances to a fanatical discount tune (FT)
• Microsoft, Past and Future (Daring Fireball) but see Microsoft is Dead (Paul Graham)

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5 Responses to “10 Thursday AM Reads”

  1. hue says:

    Netflix’s sales are now basically on par with HBO’s (The Verge) Verizon Using Recent Net Neutrality Victory to Wage War Against Netflix (Dave’s Blog)

    ObamaCare Reducing Work Hours Is a Feature, Not a Bug (cepr) Education Historian: ‘White House’s obsession with data is sick’ (WaPo)

  2. Bob is still unemployed   says:

    Porsche’s First Car Found After Being Left In A Shed For 112 Years

    The first Porsche ever built has been untouched since 1902. Officially called the Egger-Lohner C.2 Phaeton, this electric car from 1898 has ‘P1′ engraved onto all of the key components standing for Porsche 1, done by the then 23-years old Ferdinand Porsche himself.

    The P1 took to the streets of Vienna on June 26, 1898, making it one of the first vehicles registered in Austria. Porsche’s first design included a compact electric drive weighing 286 pounds and offering an output of 3 hp, or up to 5 hp in overloading mode, allowing it to reach up to 22 mph. When driven in this manner, speed was regulated via a 12-speed controller.

  3. Bob is still unemployed   says:

    A 1989 interview with Mr. Gates. (from Programmer’s Update magazine, PDF)

  4. willid3 says:

    so you bought your very expensive British sports car, and now its been recalled because of fake plastic?

    http://qz.com/174468/chinese-counterfeit-dupont-plastic-prompted-aston-martins-giant-recall/

    and its possible that other things you have bought also have that problem too?

  5. Alex says:

    Microsoft’s story is so familiar, it’s boring. They stumbled into a spectacular money machine, and were unwilling to deviate from it, much less do anything that might cannibalize it.

    I suppose “stumble” is too harsh, they got a lot of things right, things many other people would have gotten wrong. But everybody, and I mean EVERYBODY who knew anything about operating systems knew you weren’t going to get a good mobile OS by scaling down a desktop OS. Just like when IBM tried to compete on the desktop by scaling down their larger OS to PS/2, it flopped.

    MS could not walk away from their desktop OS. It was the goose that laid golden eggs. If their new management team is willing to do that, they might succeed, although at this point I doubt it.

    As an investment, MS is an excellent alternative to lower investment grade bonds.

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