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Always Trust the Monkey

This is awesome.

CramerWatch.org

Jim Cramer has built his reputation picking stocks and making rapid-fire analysis on his cable TV show Mad Money with Jim Cramer. But is he really that good?

At CramerWatch.org we show how you would be better picking ‘buy’ or ‘sell’ at random, which is pretty much how our monkey, Leonard, picks stocks. And Leonard is right more often then Jim. With a lot less noise.

(via a mailing list at work)

An Interview with Someone about Something

A Conversation with Werner Vogels
(ACM Queue)

Many think of Amazon as “that hugely successful online bookstore.” You would expect Amazon CTO Werner Vogels to embrace this distinction, but in fact it causes him some concern. “I think it’s important to realize that first and foremost Amazon is a technology company,” says Vogels. And he’s right. Over the past years, Vogels has helped Amazon grow from an online retailer (albeit one of the largest, with more than 55 million active customer accounts) into a platform on which more than 1 million active retail partners worldwide do business. Behind Amazon’s successful evolution from retailer to technology platform is its SOA (service-oriented architecture), which broke new technological ground and proved that SOAs can deliver on their promises.

(via Slashdot)