The people that know the concept you are learning went through the same process that you are going through – often multiple times – to get where they are today. The actual mechanics of learning are the same for everyone: you poke around, you push the edges of what you know, you make mistakes, you […]
When you see trends pop up in the tech industry, it’s easy to forget the history around them or the implications of the choices we make with our buying power. The story behind .io adds context to at least one of those trends.
I didn’t know that the Librarian of Congress holds a lifetime appointment, so the fact that this next one would be the first after the birth of the Web is very interesting.
Ars Technica looks back at the Mother of All Demos, the first demo of the computer mouse, in a unique way.
“Apps are a great intermediate play, a way to scale up functionality of a primitive Web, but over time they get outcompeted for all but the most complex platforms by simpler and more standardized alternatives. What will get complex will be the ‘artificial immune systems’ on local machines. What will get increasingly transparent and standardized […]
If you had asked my co-workers before the holiday season which tablet I might buy, they would have all put money on the Apple iPad. After all, I’m the only one in the office with the iMac, and I’ve brought up Steve Jobs at a few staff meetings. But I never considered an iPad. Two […]
“One of the things I learned at Pixar is that the technology industries and the content industries do not understand each other. In Silicon Valley and most technology companies, I swear most people still think the creative process is a bunch of guys in their early 30s, sitting around on an old couch, drinking beer […]
“It’s a sad day,” Kevin Wenzel said. Kevin works with me at The Arc as a web producer. We’re always talking tech, and today he was referring to Steve Jobs stepping down as Apple’s Chief Executive Officer. It made me chuckle. Apple will keep chugging along, right? It had to happen sooner or later, especially […]
The blogosphere is lit up with talk of the iPad a day before it comes out. Some believe it’s far from perfect while others anxiously await the iPad’s arrival. Only time will tell how well the iPad sells, how easily people can use it and how they use it. Respect the User Some four years […]