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Has Google Crossed Over?

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In the life of corporations, especially technology companies, there appears to be a tipping point where they cross the line and begin to bleed their customers at a greater rate than they provide new value. A couple of good examples are Apple, Cisco, and Microsoft. Earlier examples are IBM, Digital, and Wang. When Microsoft rolled […]

What Is The Right Size For A Phone?


Throughout the last 25 years we have seen some interesting shifts in the dimensions of mobile phones. These changes have really come in 3 basic areas, the chassis, buttons, and screen. I find it interesting that heavy focus on one or the other has led to compromises in the other two areas. This has caused […]

Cloud Computing & Business


Over the last few years there has been a raging debate over the intelligence of cloud computing for consumers. With the success of Dropbox, Drive, et al, we see the tide has turned. Consumers are increasingly happy being seamlessly (mostly) connected to their data across their computing platforms (pc, laptop, tablet and smartphone). The current […]

Who really invented the Smartphone?


Here on the 20th anniversary of the first smartphone, I thought it appropriate to write about the long revised history of one this cultures most used tools. This funny little device many of use every day, the smartphone, is considered by some to be “my precious”. To whom do we owe the gratitude for this […]

The High Road and the Low Road


In following technology developments for the last thirty years, its amazing how consistent the trends are and how often they are repeated. I also find it amusing that so many manufacturers do not see the all too obvious pattern. In other words, like many people, they don’t learn from history. In my observation technologies develop […]