I didn’t reply to your post right away because I wanted to give my self some time to have a more measured reply. This isn’t directly for you but more of a general PSA to a few people out there. Many of us spend quite a bit of time coming up with analysis, finding articles and generally contributing to the knowledge and health of our little community here. I’ll admit to more than a little frustration when I see posts asking the rest of us to spoon feed information. I don’t think it is too much of us to ask you to just read the link yourself. If you find it useful then maybe you could summarize it. Anytime you find yourself asking other people to do the work maybe take a second and consider how off putting that is. If you can’t do the work because you lack the skills then a much better approach is to ask for help in accomplishing that task. Asking for knowledge is one thing, asking someone to read something for you is another.
From another perspective, a bare link with no information other than the fact that it is an interview with the Nutanix CEO may not have enough of a hook to suggest that a person should take the time to read it. Even a simple adjective like “enlightening” before the word “interview” could be an enhancement.
Personally, as a Nutanix shareholder, I would like to be able to find time to read it at some point, but I have not yet. As a tangentially-related preference, I am quite off-put by websites putting things on multiple pages when they could easily be fit on 1 page. In this case, it appears that the article is spread across 8 web pages, which I find annoying. Thus, I may not ever get around to reading this particular interview…unless someone expresses an opinion that it is “must-read”, “enlightening”, or some such.
There is some Motley-ness of opinion, for what little it is worth.
short multi-page articles that seem to be so solely for the sake of getting more page clicks…which is part of why TTD’s programmatic advertising should help improve the Internet browsing experience…& long TTD, of course
As a tangentially-related preference, I am quite off-put by websites putting things on multiple pages when they could easily be fit on 1 page. In this case, it appears that the article is spread across 8 web pages, which I find annoying.
If you’re using Safari as your browser, you can click the “Reader View” icon (a series of horizontal lines to the left of the URL). It will show you all of the pages that make up the article, in a single scrollable page. It also gets rid of the ads and other filler. Makes it much easier to read an article like this. (One paragraph per web page? Boy, they must really be trying to sell ads. I wonder how many people read all the way through.)
There wasn’t much substance in the article.
The first 4 pages are: “VMWare is worried about competing with us. We are worried about the customer experience.”
Page 5 talks about disaster recovery as a service. To me, that goes hand-in-hand with file storage in the cloud (page 6).
To me, the main point of the whole article is the emphasis on making things easy for the customer (and on the people selling their products).
Reading between the lines, I get a bit of a TWLO feel: wrap up a whole bunch of related services in a way that is dead simple for customers to use and combine. That way, they’ll start with something they realize they need, then keep buying more in areas they didn’t at first realize they need or want.
Anytime you find yourself asking other people to do the work maybe take a second and consider how off putting that is.
I’m sorry you feel that way. But when people post links without any narrative, I’ve got to wonder what they were trying to communicate. It just seems lazy to me. Or maybe the poster isn’t sure what to do with the link content and hopes others will finesse it for them.
So next time, give us a clue why you think the link is worth clicking. We all have access to news tracking on the companies we follow… but links to “just another person’s opinion” are unhelpful without context and source credibility.
RGB, my apologies. I totally see where you were coming from and reading what you and Volfan wrote. I stand by my comment in general but it shouldn’t have been directed at you, I misunderstood where you were coming from. Hopefully you can be kind enough to accept my sincere apology!
all the best,
No worries Ethan. All is good.