What did you learn today? Oct 28, 2009

Hi Folks,

Every day, I share most interesting links, quotes, insights that I come across. Here is today’s scoop –

  1. There are lot of things which need serious consideration if you want to buy a home. It’s not as easy as painting a rosy picture of a big house in your mind and seeing coming it alive. Mind you, I’m not saying you should not buy a home. But when you do so, when you think you are ready to switch from renting to owning, there might still be a lot of small things you should consider, beware of. When it comes to that, I think this mint.com blog post is a good place to start – First-Time Home Buyer Mistakes. All mint.com blog posts are generally good resources for a family man/woman who like to worry (now than later) about their financial health.
  2. There is a lot of discussion/debate going on about how news publishing business is going digital with no single successful, one-size-fits-all revenue model in picture. Some say news is going to be free (on internet) because no body will pay. Some point at success of wall-street journal and economist. Here is a epochal(IMHO) blog post by Clay Shirky – Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable. He outlines clear parallels between current era (printing press – internet) and earlier era (before printing press came along) and make very interesting observations about future of publishing business. If you are into this kind of thing, you will love it – “It makes increasingly less sense even to talk about a publishing industry, because the core problem publishing solves — the incredible difficulty, complexity, and expense of making something available to the public — has stopped being a problem (with the rise of internet).”

What did you learn today? Can you please share with me?


Cheers,

Tejas Joshi

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