This Too Shall Pass
We only tolerate ad-strewn pages when we think there is no alternative.
Things I Like About App.Net
You don't get what you don't pay for.
What's in an Apple Sticker?
I've had an Apple sticker on my car for ages. Why?
The Microsoft Surface as a Test of Corporate IT Influence
Success or failure for the Surface may depend on whether IT departments are able to purchase them in bulk.
What makes achieving Jobs-like intensity of focus so difficult?
Freedom, Openness, and Paid Access Social Networks
It's time to stop thinking that people are unwilling to pay to use social networks.
A new approach to Web commenting may yield more valuable discourse.
Paying for Online Services
Why I'm moving away from free.
Building for Speed v. Building to Last
Way back in 1993 Jim Collins called out the advantages and disadvantages of the Silicon Valley Paradigm.
The Two Kinds of Silicon Valley Revenue
This is why I've become deeply cynical about Silicon Valley IPOs, especially for social network companies.
Venture Capitalists and Social Networks
Why are VCs funding social networks that can't survive on their own?
The Pincus Effect
Here's a small piece of visual proof that young, impressionable entrepreneurs are getting exactly the wrong message.
Zynga and the Cynicism of Silicon Valley
The ethos that spawned Zynga is poisonous.
Get Your Culture War Out of My Inbox
In which your correspondent picks apart the "Divorce Agreement" chain email.
Apple's Success and the Apple Faithful
Are we happy because Apple has triumphed, or because they are creating tools for making our lives better?
Counterpunchers, Trolls, and Spray-on Social
People who build websites and apps need to do more to moderate the tenor of online discussion.
The Resentment Machine Has Always Been With Us
A response to Freddy deBoer's critique of the Internet consumption and regurgitation machine.
Judas Kiss Writer/Producer Carlos Pedraza Talks About the Movie Business
I haven't encountered anyone with as firm a grasp on what is happening to TV and movies than Carlos.
Dollars Per Hour
You can't calculate happiness, but you can estimate value.
He Made a Ding in the Universe
Everyone has something to say about Steve Jobs' passing, including me.
Operation Restore Hope, America's foray into Somalia, was full of little stories like this one.
We are falling behind in broadband capability, and the real reason is lack of competition.
Guerrilla Mobile App Screen Caps with an iPad
Here's how I use an iPad to take video of mobile apps in action during testing.
Google and Reality
How Google generates revenue makes its "do no evil" mantra a non sequitur.
Remembering Lee Schmidt
My father gave me life in more ways than one.
How Long for Mac OS X?
It has become obvious that iOS is now Apple's flagship operating system.
The Promise of the HP TouchPad
If HP doesn't botch it, the TouchPad could prove to be a viable competitor to the iPad.
Guess That CEO - Multitouch Edition
The iPhone shook up the mobile landscape. Reactions from competing CEOs say a lot about them.
Mobile Operating Systems and Their Patrons
How each mobile platform vendor generates revenue is worth considering.
The Dream of Subscription Music
Will subscription music ever become dominant?
Give Me the Sync, Apple
Apple has been practicing cross-device sync for a while. Now it's time for them to get it right.
No Device is an Island
It's a platform, not a device.
The iPhone doesn't have to compete with other Apple phones.
Why I Quit Facebook
It's OK to leave Facebook. Really.
Perfection is Relative
In which your correspondent learns about relative performance.
Many tech enthusiasts were convinced the iPad would be an utter failure.
Will the Apple Tablet Supplant the Mac?
Nothing lasts forever, not even the Macintosh.
Consensus Does Not Equal Success
Build some OPFOR into your organization.
Fan Film: The Carlos Pedraza Interview
A Star Trek fan film legend and indie producer talks about the future of movies.
Is it so bad to take things seriously?
Explicit v. Implicit Workflow
Sometimes it's not about setting up workflow, it's about accepting it.
Apple's Success = Design + Distribution
The series of connected distribution platforms Apple created out of necessity have become a strategic advantage.