WOW: It is Facebook and not Vista that makes me speechless

I joined Facebook a few days ago and I am currently “searching for words“. Here are some of the reasons why:

Networks: HP network has close to 9000 members. Facebook maybe already more useful and user friendly than the internal HP employee portal.
Platform: There are 1,200 applications in the Application directory.
Content: Facebook has “community first, content second” approach but it will very likely become a serious competitor to YouTube soon (there is 8.5 million photos uploaded daily…)

There are other reasons why I like Facebook and I am sure I will write more about my experience with this social networking site.

PS. Here is link to may Facebook profile:

No good Vistas?

I am waiting for my flight from Johannesburg to London and I came across this very interesting article/discussion: Dell’s Move Raises Question: Will Windows XP Compete With Vista?

I was really disappointed by Apple’s decision to focus on iPhone and delay OS X Leopard but this article made me to think again. What if Apple is right? What if big OS upgrades like Vista don’t deliver any real benefits to the users. It is actually quite ironic – Microsoft worked so hard and for so many years to deliver a system that nobody seems to need. Features like GUI and DRM must have been considered so critical a few years ago and now they seem to be too intrusive and overdone. It is difficult to manage product with such a long time-frame and still adapt to a changing landscape – such as DRM-free music from EMI.

So maybe Steve Jobs is right at the end. iPhone might bring more value to Apple and that’s where the resources should be spent. It would also mean no good vistas for Microsoft…