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[Coté Memo #8] CoreOS, nevermind that whole "making money" part, The City & The City
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Tech & Work World
I need to be writing more reports, but I get tied up in a fair amount of management. I've spent most of this week in Excel. Fun. On the other hand, I've spent a lot of time on the phone with clients, so that part is great.
Everything except that pesky "how to make money" part...
In an otherwise great interview on the Pragmatic podcast with my hero-analyst Horace Dediu, the most important question I have for Mr. @asymco is not addressed: how do you actually make money, and how much of it? They walk right up to it, and then "pivot," as they say, to another topic.
I've done the math many times in the past, and I can't figure out the model. He alludes to the possibility that he may not be paid much, which would be an answer. But then where's the money come from? Living in Finland can't be cheap. Maybe he's a really good stock picker?
This episode pairs very nicely with a Back to Work episode a few weeks back where they discuss the whacky early days of blogging and how it was supposed to make us all independently employed people who wrote for a living.
Fun & IRL
What does this have to do with DevOps?
I started reading The City & The City recently because (a.) the RedMonk folks have it in all of their DevOps talks, and, (b.) I had a copy laying around. I still don't know why it's in all those RedMonk slides, but the book is great so far. As I said, "Pretty wonderful so far: like being a pleasantly drunk flâneur meandering about the The Killing."