What’s Next in Big Tech [Part II]

Science fiction is, believe it or not, a pretty damn reliable barometer for the future sometimes. One could even argue that some technological innovations take shape¬†because the inventor/key player saw or read about it in something science fiction-y. For anyone who watched the original Star Trek (c. 1960s), two technological marvels of the show were …

TouchPad the Nemesis of the iPad? No.

This post is in response to iPad met its match in the TouchPad, by Brooke Crothers. It’s very rare for me to run across an article that’s underlying premise is so flawed, I feel compelled to respond… yet here we are. What’s even more damning is that the piece was written for C|Net, normally a …

Apple’s Evil Empire

Apple isn’t evil, of course. They do what every for-profit corporation strives to do: maximize shareholder value, drive revenues, and defend their intellectual property.¬†But the way in which Apple does this screams schoolyard bully. Apple has a long history in the consumer electronics and software industries, having launched the year after Microsoft (the latter was …