Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Dreamforce & My Reminiscences on Marc Benioff

Today's Wall Street Journal story on Marc Benioff (page B3, read it here) prompted me to muse on my old friend Marc Benioff (see my story here). I'm feeling downright nostalgic!

Maybe you'll understand better why I put Marc on my Cyber Privateering Fantasy League team (see the posting here).


Sunday, October 5, 2014

The Russians Are Better Chess Players Than I Am!

On July 24th, I predicted that the Russians would retaliate for sanctions against them for their Ukrainian adventures by hitting the vulnerable U.S. power grid (see my article here). Silly me. If we muck with their economy, they want to less-than-subtly muck with ours (see Friday's New York Times story here). Like the apocryphal Willie Sutton quote, "You go where the money is." Silly me. The U.S. power grid is several steps down on Russia's hit list.

To quote one of the smartest people I know:
"It could be we're developing a kind of warfare like 17th & 18th Century privateering."
Yet another nod that it might be time for licensed and bonded cyber privateers?