If the developers of new technology don't have a worldview that encompasses the society beyond R&D labs, their blindspot will mean that all but the most affluent will be stumbling about.
Was Apple's decision to remove the headphone jack arrogant, elitist and greedy? Maybe. Is it the first time it has done something like this? Definitely not.
The Apple vs. the FBI saga has been dizzying and challenging, but it comes down to this question: should citizens be able to know something that the government cannot get access to?
The year was 1888 and the Kodak Camera was born. Now 128 years later, it is instructive to consider that photographic device, and its progeny.
This free app has been adopted by many protesters in Hong Kong
The Apple Watch's digital crown is a perfectly Apple piece of industrial design. And, it was only one of a handful of design details that demonstrates how much the company cares about user experience.
The MessagePad was a bellwether for a new generation of personal digital assistants and then, with the iPhone, the screen-centric smartphone. Using it back then you could see and touch the future.
Could BlackBerry have turned itself around? Maybe if it hadn't been so engineering-driven, prideful and market-aware.
A number of technological hurdles are being overcome that will, in the coming year, dramatically alter the shape of our computing and communication devices.
Nov 23, 2011
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