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 …

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 …