This fascinating post by Mark Wilcox weaves TinyUrl, coffee, the Bacon and Cheese McGriddle, and badger-hunting dacshunds into a concise, coherent explanation of how imitation breeds innovation.
Antony Reynolds to the rescue with a quick but useful tip for those who may have hit a snag while installing Oracle SOA Suite.
"Much like Television changed one viewer at the time—at the same time—the Internet changed societies in one go," writes Tronde-Arne Undheim, "although one could equally say that society shaped the Internet. After all, what is it in the end, apart from the digital version of ourselves? Both TV and the Internet in the early stages were the new way that everything was expressed. Clearly, they were more than alternative channels. They were the thing."
Save up to $500 on registration for Oracle OpenWorld (Oct 11-15, 2009) if you register before before August 14, 2009.
Oracle Technology Network head honcho Justin Kestelyn wants your input on the logistics of this year's Oracle Develop Unconference.
Anurag Batra reports that Oracle Application Integration Architecture Release Vehicle 2.4 is now available. "The new release includes an enhancement to the Design-to-Release (D2R) PIP that supports a "New Part Number Request" process between Agile PLM and PIM. It can also synchronize Agile attributes with user-defined attributes (UDAs) in PIM."