links for 2009-7-21: Microsoft and Linux kernel; Dumb Americans?; Social Media a Cure All?
By kevinschmidt on Jul 20, 2009
- Microsoft contributes to Linux kernel: a CAOS Theory Q&A - Times are a changin' in Redmond. They are going on the offensive more and now are contributing to existing open-source projects with the "cancerous" GPL even!
- Report: Americans dumber than a box of rocks about spam - "The spam problem isn’t going away - but we can make a difference if we just use some common sense."
- Does social media really correlate with the bottom line? Color me skeptical - As with most things, doing the "new thing" alone is not a cure all. Social media, used well, can enhance an organization and its interactions with its customers, but won't fix a flawed business model or other root issues.