Thanks to Mike Robb, we have now access to those great, awesome pics. Enjoy. [You can right-click them and save the bigger pics on your hard drive.]
HOW THOSE PICS WERE TAKEN:
- An “-eight year-old Ferruginous Eagle called Olga and a family of Harris Hawks  have been in-flight training for the past two weeks in the run up to The Ryder Cup”-.
- Bird handler Trevor Smith: “-The birds have been hand-reared and normally perform at shows or in films, but this is certainly one of their most unique jobs. The training has been good and the birds are raring to stretch their wings across Celtic Manor and take on a Tiger.”-
Well, as Mark Davies can’-t live in the dark (away from the limelights), he has resigned, and started off his own company, Camberton —-so as to do what BetFair was recently forbidding him to do (PR). I wish him good luck, with 2 caveats.
#1. Mark Davies’-s true love is in fact journalism. But it doesn’-t pay, unless you do TV prominently. If Mark had bollocks, he would go into journalism.
The reason is that with my job at Betfair having recently changed so that I have responsibility for regulation but no longer for our public positioning, I have been asked not to blog about industry and company issues. Rather than stop writing completely, I have only been publishing things which cannot be construed to be a Betfair view.
Great products, according to Mr. Jobs, are triumphs of “taste.” And taste, he explains, is a byproduct of study, observation and being steeped in the culture of the past and present, of “trying to expose yourself to the best things humans have done and then bring those things into what you are doing.”
His is not a product-design philosophy steered by committee or determined by market research. The Jobs formula, say colleagues, relies heavily on tenacity, patience, belief and instinct. He gets deeply involved in hardware and software design choices, which await his personal nod or veto.