The Verge has an awesome story about Palm. God I love (loved?) Palm. Thirty-one. That’s the number of months it took Palm, Inc. to go from the darling of International CES 2009 to a mere shadow of itself, a nearly anonymous division inside the HP machine without a hardware program and without the confidence of … Continue reading Pre to postmortem: the inside story of the death of Palm and webOS
I hope you are all enjoying an awesome break and looking forward to 2012, I know I am! 2012 is going to bring in a slew of awesome conferences, lectures and hackathon to attend. As I am putting together our Hackdays hackathon schedule for 2012 I realized I have not told you all about Art … Continue reading Art Science Camp in Toronto: Join us!
I am a big fan of Swedish professor Hans Rosling. Here he is playing with legos and explaining population growth: You can catch most of his videos here, of particular interest: Asia’s rise, how and when What stops population growth TED and Reddit’s 10 questions. Most of Hans Rosling’s videos are archived on the new … Continue reading Playing with legos
Always great to have a visual – Silicon Alley Insider Continue reading Top 5 tech companies by market capitalization for the decade
On Offensive Play by Malcom Gladwell in the New Yorker […] those who select for gameness have a responsibility not to abuse that trust: if you have men in your charge who would jump off a cliff for you, you cannot march them to the edge of the cliff. Does the vaccine matter? The Atlantic … Continue reading Gameness, vaccines, turtles, life and startups
[…] web software is like a shark. You stop moving and you die. Continue reading You stop moving and you die.
Source David Byrne: The free flow of information, and the ability to digitize all media as it enters the river, has a lot more repercussions than the end of books, newspapers and CDs — it portends a massive social and political shift. Continue reading The free flow of information
Mozy has an awesome poster about data. It is all about the data. and their poster is so awesome, they should consider printing it! I would get one! Continue reading Visualizing the Petabyte Age
A big part of the reason for changing copyright law in 1909 was the fear that player pianos would destroy the market for sheet music and even (potentially) live performances. So the law was changed… but the player piano soon died. But the copyright law it gave us stuck around. When radio came about, we … Continue reading The next copyright battle
Communitech’s Tech Leadership Conference is taking place on Thursday May 14 in Waterloo featuring: Seth Godin, author, entrepreneur, agent of change – All Marketers are Liars! , Invisible or Remarkable Jeremy Gutsche, founder, Trendhunter Paul Kedrosky, author, Infectious Greed, on The New Normal and a lot of great speakers. Continue reading Buck the trend!