Matt Taibbi on fighting Monotheism. Little did H L Mencken know that 80 years after Dayton, the supporters of William Jennings Bryan's point of view would still outnumber the supporters of Clarence Darrow's opinion (Evolution) by a ratio of about five to one; not just in Tennessee, but in the country at large... Progressive-s in this country have always maintained a kind of fuzzy belief that Fundamentalist-s will eventually just disappear, as if by magic, that the phenomenon of grown men and women believing in devils and witches and angels will inevitably be outgrown, the way children outgrow SantaClaus, the Easter Bunny and Marx... Because of this, nothing like an organized resistance to this buffoonery has ever taken root in America... This is a mistake, and it is the same mistake people have made for centuries: underestimating the American zeal for superstition, for boobism, for living the intellectual lives of farm animals. A large statistical majority of Americans would rather live their whole lives in perpetual fear of the devil than listen to ten minutes of common sense.

Android Messages will be new default Texting app Google wants you to use (more)

Using this as an umbrella page for the Messages app and the iMessage protocol/service. (more)

MMS

TelCo standard - descendant of SMS - designed for MultiMedia, but really mostly used for GroupMessaging

Rich Mironov: How to structure Product Management. My organisational theory basically says, "Handoffs are the enemy of insight." (more)

Amazon rule to keep teams as Small Teams. (more)

A general manager is an executive who has overall responsibility for managing both the revenue and cost elements of a company's income statement, known as profit & loss (P&L) responsibility. A general manager usually oversees most or all of the firm's marketing and sales functions as well as the day-to-day operations of the business. Frequently, the general manager is responsible for effective planning, delegating, coordinating, staffing, organizing, and decision making to attain desirable profit making results for an organization (Sayles 1979).[1] In many cases, the general manager of a business is given a different formal title or titles. Most corporate managers holding the titles of chief executive officer (CEO) or president, for example, are the general managers of their respective businesses. More rarely, the chief financial officer (CFO), chief operating officer (COO), or chief marketing officer (CMO) will act as the general manager of the business but there is level of post between them therefore GM and CEO are different. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_manager

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Guy Kawasaki re-FramIng of a Mission. A mantra is three or four words long. Tops. Its purpose is to help employees truly understand why the organization exists. (more)

WebLog (with unusually active/hi-signal discussion area) run by Wes Felter. http://blog.felter.org/ (more)

Past and present reads. See esp. Greatest Books (more)

an application/service so valuable to its market that people will buy a bigger container-offering just to get it. (more)

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This is the publicly-readable WikiLog Thinking Space of Bill Seitz (a Product Manager and CTO) (also a Wiki-Junkie).

My Calling: to accelerate Evolution by increasing Freedom, Agency, and Leverage of Free Agents and smaller groups (SmallWorld) via D And D of Thinking Tools (software and Games To Play).

See Intro Page for space-related goals, status, etc.; or Wiki Node for more terse summary info.

Beware the War On The Net!

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Seeking: CTO/Chief Product Officer-type position in funded organization with entrepreneurial culture, in Chicago area. My value: accelerating business-changing product development.

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