Greetings from Chicago. After two days and fifteen hundred miles, I’ve confirmed a few long-held assumptions about the quality of food served alongside American highways, but, to date, no revelations about the broader state of technology in America.
Revelations aside, the role of technology in a life-on-the-road has been interesting, and sometimes frustrating, to observe. [...]Continue Reading →
Given my long-standing and more-than-just-professional-though-still-fairly-tangential ties to the publishing industry, I’ve read with interest a number of articles that attempt to deconstruct the challenges and opportunities facing the sector in the post-Kindle paper book market.
Of note is that very few of these articles strive for a measure of journalistic objectivity, though I suppose in [...]Continue Reading →
Perhaps you are already familiar with my thoughts on the state of closed vs. open platforms. Despite thinking that there’s not necessarily anything wrong with the persistence of closed platforms (iPhone or otherwise) in 2010, I do have concerns about Apple’s position as gatekeeper in what has become a [...]Continue Reading →
Let’s review concepts: A closed platform, for the purposes of our conversation, is one in which a product developer limits the ability of a user/owner of that product to do literally anything and everything the owner might wish to. If an iPhone was a house, and you bought that house, there are certain rooms that [...]Continue Reading →
Hello. Given my general lack of motivation to promote or publicize this site, it’s probably a fair assumption that you either know who I am, or that you arrived unwittingly, lured by the siren song of a code snippet or technology-related-witticism dangling below the results of a major-search-engine result listing.
In either case, I welcome [...]Continue Reading →