Avram's Past / Intel / Technology / Venture Capital

Drinking the kool-Aid (how billions were lost creating PDAs)

As I try to decide if I should write a book, I have been reading or rereading various books about the computer industry.  I just finished Jerry Kaplan’s Startup, written in 1995. Jerry founded GO Corporation in 1987 to develop pen-based computers, and I still think the book has value today for those starting technology-based … Continue reading

New Media / Old Media / The Post PC Period / Venture Capital

Is user created content the next CB Radio

Check wikipedia for an interesting history of Citizen Band radio.  It was an amazing phenomenon in which consumers chatted with each other.  Even “chat rooms” developed.  But it was not the CB radio but the cellular phone that survived and transformed all our lives (about a billion cell phones are sold a year).   Now a … Continue reading