“I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.”
– Douglas Adams
The Whole Metaphorical Ball of Wax
As discussed previously, here is my digital news writing clip file in its entirety: all of it that is hosted here, unsorted, except by chronological order, page after page. Blog posts, editorials and columns, news stories — a veritable Fourth Estate kit and kaboodle (as opposed to a wax ball), as it were.
Again, if you seek some granularity, try the links in the menu above, or the category drop down and tag list over on your right.
ION 2007 News Coverage: Jeff Chappell Blogs Plenary Report: What is the future of civilian GNSS? Cars that drive and navigate by themselves, with the assistance of on-board sensors and GPS? Accuracy well below one meter–perhaps even the centimeter level, and all that implies–thanks to the promulgation of new civil signals from GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, etc.? Without the promulgation of post processing and other tricks used to improve accuracy today? “The hopeful, qualified answer is yes, say speakers here in Ft. Worth, Texas at...read more
Between year-end deadlines and the MidWest and Appalachia getting hammered by an early Winter, I haven’t been posting here as much as I had planned, but that’s neither here nor there. In the course of conducting interviews for year-end stories that will be appearing on Electronic News over the course of the next few weeks, almost invariably people want to pick my brain about China, or just hear first hand about my trip. That’s not really surprising, nor have peoples’ own various impressions of China at the moment,...read more
Startups all across China in the technology sector are looking for seed money and second-and third-round investments, and are courting foreign as well as local investors, particularly U.S.-based venture firms. But are the American VCs interested? Do they share in the buzz, the excitement about China? They most certainly do; the answer is definitely yes. But it’s a qualified yes. American VCs aren’t just handing out money at the drop of a Chinese hat. While there is perhaps a bit of a gold rush mentality in the semiconductor...read more
So you’ve decided you need to have a presence on the ground in China. Or you’ve decided it’s time to move some manufacturing to China, or expand the sales offices you have there. Then the question becomes where do you go in China to set up shop? It’s a big question, and not one with the clear-cut answers it had just a few short years ago. At first glance, it might seem obvious: if you’re talking about electronics manufacturing, then Shenzhen, China’s richest city, is the place to go. If you’re talking...read more
Beware the 800-pound gorilla. And beware nervous investors with itchy mouse fingers and analysts that shoot advice from the hip and and ask questions later.. The news that Intel Corp. was pairing up with U.S. memory maker Micron to make flash memory – and scored a lucrative deal with Apple Computer in the process – sent shares of other flash memory makers tumbling on financial markets around the globe Monday. The tumble continued today. All the leaders in the flash memory market got hammered. Samsung Electronics, for example, saw its stock...read more
Where should you set up shop in China? What about where I would set up shop in China?read more