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Countdown Clocks and the MTA

Waiting for the subway this morning, it occurred to me that the MTA should not bother spending millions of dollars on Countdown Clocks. Instead, why not invest in app development for smart phones. Since there will be wifi in the subways, why not work on getting data to people’s devices. No citywide maintenance costs on installed hardware, power , or labor.

Since there will already be an infrastructure in place to handle the pushing of the data to the clocks, why not push it to an app on my phone. Basically shifting the hardware costs of the colcks to the riders. Added benefit: info is available where ever you are, so you can time your arrival.

I am sure I am not the first to think of this, but it occurred to me this morning.

Microsoft should buy Yelp

Yesterday, the blogs reported that Microsoft has not acquired any companies this year. I think Microsoft should and will buy Yelp. It will add a little “hipness” to Microsoft.

I am a CTT+ !!!!

Just got my results from the performance based evaluation. Passed!!!! I am now a CompTIA Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+).

iPad app pricing?

Just was reading this article. I couldn’t agree more with this statement. It costs equal or more to but the WSJ on the iPad?

Compare the strategies and thinking. On the one hand we have a set of pricing models that deliver marginal value for premium prices and show very little that differentiate themselves from the web experience, although they expect to charge more. These pricing models are based on a sense of entitlement to set pricing as it was in the days of print. I won’t even call them strategies because they lack any kind of realistic strategic thinking