Alex Payne — What Is and Is Not A Technology Company
I agree with some of his points about labels and terminology. However, I think it is important that most technology news sources report on the stories they are reporting. Just because a company isn’t necessarily a “technology company” doesn’t mean they aren’t doing anything to advance the use of technology in business. If anything, I think it important for both sides to be aware of what is going on in the other, if a company that makes baby food develops a brilliant new enterprise resource management system technology startups would probably benefit from hearing about it more than anyone else. Likewise, companies that aren’t necessarily in the technology business can learn how to update their practices and models. I think ultimately it comes down to the entrepreneurs and executives to realize what aspects apply and don’t apply to their business. One item we are in agreement on though, something about TechCrunch just rubs me the wrong way as well.