the next gapingvoid print: “create or die”: $265 pre-order

[Click on image to enlarge etc.] Though this cartoon, “Create or Die” is less than a week old, it seemed to really resonate with people, and by the time the end of last week rolled around, the number of people emailing me about this image almost equaled those who voted for Wolf v. Sheep. So, […]

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dell: create or die

[This cartoon I drew this morning pretty much sums it up…] For the last six months or so, I’ve been trying to get my head around Dell. Trying to see what they’re good at, what they’re not so good at, and seeing if there’s a way that maybe, just maybe, I could help them in […]

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[Cartoon inspired by Shel Israel’s recent post] [UPDATE:] Brian Rethinks Dell Brian Baily, who follows me on Twitter, emailed me the following re. my work with Dell. Got my attention, to say the least: The thing I keep trying to figure out is why did a few 140-character comments by a guy I had never […]

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so what’s a crazy-ass cartoonist in alpine, texas going to do about dell, anyway?

[“Edges 6″. Part of The Edges Series. Click on image to enlarge etc.] I’ve spent a lot of time in the last few days thinking about Dell Computers, a tech hardware company from Round Rock, Texas. Here are some notes: 1. When I developed The Blue Monster idea for Microsoft, a wee voice told me […]

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the dell mini

The kind folks at Dell recently gave me a new Mini to try out. Here are my notes. 1. It’s inexpensive, light, small, and fun to use. I call it my “coffee shop computer”- it’s good for traveling, it’s good for surfing the web, writing docs and sending emails from Starbucks. It’s good for very […]

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the three c’s: changers, contributors and coasters

I’ve worked with a lot of companies over the years, big and small. I have found that even small companies are remarkably complex organisms. But of course, anywhere that ambition is allowed to focus usually is. Human beings are messy creatures. It seems to me that in any company, large or small, you can divide […]

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keep dell weird

[Click on image to enlarge/download/print etc. Licensing terms here.] I just drew this little cartoon for my friends over at Dell. Feel free to print it out, use it to make t-shirts or whatever for your own personal use etc etc. Anybody who knows Austin well will get the “Weird” reference, i.e. the now-famous “Keep […]

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cloud bottlenecks & humanification

[Cartoon originally appeared in “The Hughtrain”.] 1. Sarah Blow left a nice note in the comments of yesterday’s “Cloud” post: A cloud computing system is only as reliable as the hardware and software that it is built upon. I have a feeling people are going to get their fingers burnt a few times before the […]

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more thoughts on “the cloud”

About a year ago, I was at a geek breakfast in London with Steve Clayton and some other folk, including a few people from Microsoft. Steve and some other geeks were talking about “The Cloud”. At the time Steve was making the transition from working in the UK Partner Division, to working in the “Software […]

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note to dell: don’t compare yourself to apple; you guys aren’t in the same business etc.

In my last post about Dell, Len left the following comment: Hugh, I’m curious what exactly they want you to do? Their direction or lack there of baffles me. Although a reinvention can be many things or have many meanings, setting the course of a company the size of Dell is a tall order. A […]

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Hugh MacLeod is a genius.  Genius.

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His work acknowledges the absurdity of workaday life, while also encouraging employees to respond with passion, creativity, and non-conformity...   MacLeod’s work is undeniably an improvement over the office schlock of yore. At its best, it’s more honest, and more cognizant of the entrepreneurial psyche, while still retaining some idealism.

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