Friday, October 25, 2013

Twitter may be the greatest communication platform in human history to-date

As we make our way through 2013, I continue to find people who dismiss Twitter, saying "I'm not interested in hearing what someone had for lunch." Like any technology, uses for Twitter run the spectrum from useful to useless, from meaningful to banal, from the sublime to the ridiculous.

However, I think more people would benefit from Twitter if they understood what it represents. I find Twitter to be one of the greatest communication platforms ever invented. I think it takes a rightful place at the top of an august assembly of the most significant paradigm-shifting communication platforms in human history.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Steve Jobs era at Apple over...again?

@gkaizer's recent Computerworld article, Moves, mistakes prove Steve Jobs era at Apple over, say analysts covers analyst reactions to Apple's recent moves under Tim Cook's leadership as indicative that the company Steven Jobs built is now a "very different company." The differences are, indeed, very concerning, but not for the reasons cited - those reasons are actually symptoms of one reason that went unrecognized and, even though it is no secret, it apparently still needs to be spelled out.