Much is being written about Steve Jobs on this, the tenth anniversary of his death by people that knew him much better than I did. But Steve Jobs played a big role in my life or, better said, in my mind. So I thought I would share a bit of my history with him. We … Continue reading
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Could Franklin have been Compaq and Apple, Microsoft?
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
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
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
It’s not big brother that should worry you, it’s little brother, the spy in your pocket.
In 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 concept for it’s famous 1984 Macintosh SuperBowl ad. The concept of 1984 was that a totalitarian government was spying on all its citizens. It was busy developing “double talk” and had journalists whose job it was to rewrite history. Big Brother was not just a TV show. It was a term for the leading political boss (think Putin). If you have not read it you should, especially these days. So I find it ironic, to use the term “Big Brother” when talking about Apple Computer. Continue reading
Comment on the Comments on my Forecast for the Computer Industry 2014
I got a number of comments on my recent post “Predictions for the Computer Industry for 2014.” I thought the best way to respond to them was to write another post to comment on the comments so to speak. Continue reading
The First Bank of Apple or the end of the Credit Card as we know it.
I reported here about what I think are some of Amazons plans to continue to dominate the online market space. Of the four online giants that I follow, Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon, my money is on Amazon for the long term. But I only follow Facebook just to figure out the timing for their … Continue reading
Apple following in Intel’s steps or better known as Plan C
This graph really says it all. Why Apple will become Intel in five years An old friend who has been involved with Intel from the mid 80s visited recently. We both have a love of tech, business and strategy. I am firmly planted in the Apple echo system while he is … Continue reading
What to iWatch
There is a small chance that Apple will announce it’s iWatch tomorrow at it’s iPhone centric event. I am not even sure that Apple is developing a watch but it is likely. Either that or iWatch is something that Jobs does from beyond. I think the iWatch will be a totally closed system like the … Continue reading
The First Bank of Amazon or the End of Advertising as we Know it.
Twenty years ago, I proclaimed that Advertising would be the Killer App of the Internet. Now I am pronouncing the end of Advertising. What will replace it as a source of revenue for media companies. It will be the First Bank of Amazon. Read more! Continue reading