Slope of Hope Blog Posts

Slope initially began as a blog, so this is where most of the website’s content resides. Here we have tens of thousands of posts dating back over a decade. These are listed in reverse chronological order. Click on any category icon below to see posts tagged with that particular subject, or click on a word in the category cloud on the right side of the screen for more specific choices.

Why Google Glass will Fail Miserably

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0901-glassesBy now I imagine most of you have heard of the forthcoming Google Glass product. These are the eyeglasses which, when worn, allow a person to bark out commands and do things like take a picture or a video of what they are seeing, do a Google search, or help find their way around by way of Google maps. The ostensibly-spiffy thing about it is that the experience of issuing commands to a computer is executed by voice commands as opposed to a keyboard and the viewing is accomplished by what you are seeing projected in front of your eyeballs as opposed to staring at a monitor. (more…)

CRM’s Numbers: Non-GAAP Crap?

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An All-Time High On Non-GAAP ‘Crap’?

It’s been a nice day so far for (CRM) longs, with the stock up nearly 14% intraday to an all-time high, after the company beat Wall Street estimates on revenue, adjusted net income, and forward revenue guidance. But software entrepreneur David H. Hansson (@DHH on Twitter), an early critic of Groupon (GRPN), noted in a series of tweets the gap between CRM’s adjusted earnings numbers and what they would be according to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP): (more…)