前幾天看到 J 老大的文章, “Why Google Finance Makes Me Sad“.
Heck, I feel sad too.
(Refer to this and this.)
Stunned, they are. Eager to move on in becoming a media
company, terrified probably by the dotcom crash, financial
pressure from the institutional investors… They dont have
much room to stretch and grow. Chances can’t be taken.
Investments must be seized. And hey, they might even be
struggling in the wrong direction.
I saw plenty of new hires from the media world lately. Top
level like the big guy from Hollywood, or entry ones like
normal producers, they tend to hire ppl from the media
industry in order to narrow the gap in becoming the new
media empire. But do they understand what’s necessary in
making things kick-ass online ? Do they understand what
the Internet folks are looking for ?
And how things are going on, then ? Well, you might as well
take a look on WSJ, or probably what I usually do in evaluating
another company: observe it’s stock quotes. That usually
gives you an early idea on what’s going on.
On the detailed engineering part, I have even more to elaborate,
but I dont think it’s chivalrous to discuss this in places where
everyone can see…
Yeah I know, there’s lots of good guys/gals in here. I’m not
saying that this place stinks, too. There’s still lots of ppl whom
I give great admiration, and I know plenty of hard work is in
progress to keep things up n’ running.
It’s just that..
Momentum, passionate, talented skills, harmonized teamwork,
Tai-Chi, I-Ching, … you name it, for all the ingredients required
for success, I can’t feel any tiny little bit that’s left to be discovered.
I can’t feel the sense of any pace moving forward. Maybe it’s
time I keep myself on track.
(If by any case you’re wondering why this blog is written in
English: I know lots of ppl ignore blogs written in English.
That’s exactly what I intended them to.)