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.┬áBut 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 …

Thoughts on the Knowledge-Based Economy

There’s been a lot of buzz about how this country and its communities need to transition to a knowledge-based economy in order to remain competitive, thrive, and even to survive in some cases. I tend to agree (in the interest of full disclosure, I do have a bias- I’m a partner in an internet technologies …