Daily Archives: December 10, 2009

Jock McFrock – the bekilted engineer – returns

WEE JOCK McFrock, the bekilted engineer, hasnae been seen for many a day since VNU bought theinquirer.net.

But he’s nae dead, nor is he forgotten. We had an emissive from him just today and he is looking forward to skilleting many a fish in the year of our Lord 2010.

As he said to me when I chatted to him on McSkype: “Och, ye cannae put a guid mon doon.”

He asked to be remembered to all of his “auld friends fit he met in bonny Lost Wages a muckle back.”

He asked me specifically – “Mike, can ye nae find that picture of the rainbow and the crock of gold at CES fit ye published a thae years back?”

It took me a while to go through the archives, but here it is, in all of its snowy glory.

Nigel Dessau’s AMD value proposition is something else

Someone who doesn’t wish to be benchmarked as a person has tuned us in and turned us on to Nigel Dessau’s ——-Three Minute Mentor.

Nigel is a marchitecture guy at AMD. Get ready for this. The latest – episode 24 – is “How do you write a value proposition”. I listened. I learned.

I learned that people need to be benchmarked. I learnt that in three minutes Nigel said the phrase “value proposition” 20 times in three minutes. Once every nine seconds. Now that’s value!