I’ve never cried at a conference, but I came close today. At the closing plenary of this year’s Quantified Self Amsterdam, Buster Benson put Self Quantification into perspective. “Close your eyes,” he directed, “imagine you’re lying on a bed. It’s … Continue reading
Checking my calendar on Windows Phone, I noticed that, when looking at the month view, all my appointments looked suspiciously like Latin filler text…. So what, Microsoft, you think we wouldn’t notice? I love you guys, and I love Windows [...] … Continue reading
Lists of items can be sorted and filtered, based on categorical and quantitative differences between those items. Here’s an illustrated explanation.
Our relationships with property and commodities change as new technologies and business models enable us to own and use things in different ways. Here are some examples of businesses offering commodities as a service, or cloud ownership. Background The industrial … Continue reading
The Discussion Last week, Jack Dorsey, the tech disruptor who co-founded and leads both Twitter and Square, wrote a blog post stating that he eschews the word user for customer, because the former “abstracts the actual individual,” while the latter “immediately suggests a … Continue reading