This is another outtake from my book, The Flight of a Wild Duck. In April 1983, I left Digital Equipment Corporation, where I headed the development of that company’s Professional Series Computers to join Franklin Computer as Chief Operating Officer. However, in reality, I function a the CEO. I had considered starting my own company, … Continue reading
Category Archives: Apple
Finally I am being listened to: got an Amazon Echo
I just got an Amazon Echo. It is both amazing and frustrating experience. The amazing part is how quick response when it actually knows the answer. It is like talking to a person. The frustrating part is that it doesn’t know the answer to many questions. Unexpected Device I think up until now, all … Continue reading
The Apple Watch, the most anticipated ho-hum product ever launched
I promised a number of you that I would give my impressions of the Apple Watch. Frankly, I don’t have a lot to say, which in some strange way, is saying a lot. I have numbered the various capabilities on a scale from 1-10, but bottom line, unless you have an extra $500 or so … Continue reading
34 years of not Becoming Steve Jobs
Here I go again, writing about Steve Jobs. For the last 34 years, Steve Jobs played a role in my life, although not one of which he was particularly aware. This post is not really a review of the book “Becoming Steve Jobs”. Rather it is a discussion of my interaction/reaction with Jobs either directly … Continue reading
Revealing apples secret product road map
I like to start with provocative titles as it get many of you to actually go to my blog post and read it. But this one may not be an exaggeration, and I will tell you more. Sleeping on the Job First of all, please forgive me for not posting in such a long time. I have been … Continue reading
The Apple Watch
It is now several weeks since Apple announced the Apple Watch (formerly known as the iWatch). Normally, I have strong opinions on tech products as soon as they are announced or at least a few days later when I can read reviews of those that got hands on access to the products. This time is clearly an exception. I still don’t know what I think about the Apple Watch over all. Continue reading
How to make big bucks by publishing nude photos of celeberties by hacking their iCloud Accounts
I am not saying this happened. I don’t know who or why the photos of celebrities was where hacked over an extended period of time and then published but the effect of this was to reduce Apple’s market cap by more than $26 billion dollars (4%). It would not have been too difficult to figure … Continue reading
I was only fired once in my life, meet Jim Simons, the man who did it.
The New York Times just did a very interesting piece on Jim Simons – a very successful multi billionaire ($12.5 billion) investor and philanthropist. He is also the only person to have fired me in my career, and I remain thankful for that. Reading about Jim, it might be hard to imagine a time … Continue reading
Apple laid the foundation for the iWatch at WWDC and everyone missed it!
On June 2nd, Apple had its 25th annual developer conference which has been covered extensively by the press. Personally, I thought Apple’s announcements were very important in a variety of ways, and I can’t wait to get the next version of the Mac OS which is called Yosemite, the first Jewish version of the OS … Continue reading
It is not big brother that you have to worry about: It is the spy in your pocket.
Sorry, if you are getting this twice. I made this post a “page by accident”. 1949, George Orwell wrote a book called 1984. I probably read it when I was about ten years old, in 1955. Then, 1984 seemed like a long time in the future. So it was interesting that Apple used this … Continue reading