Posts made in July, 2010

Rethinking the Context of Connectivity

Posted by on Jul 5, 2010 in Blog, tech

Last week I spoke at that the Digital Media Conference where I shared some of the following thoughts on connectivity and Internet accessible devices. The number of devices connecting to the Web via cellular, wireless, or wired connections continues to proliferate. But many of these devices frame the value of connection within a historical context. More connection in an ambiguous sense means more data. Adding connectivity to these devices is intended to drive more data to the device. Or at least the option of more. But more needs meaning. Tomorrow’s connectivity needs to be more...

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Long-run implications of the Death of Kin: Why Blockbusters must be Blockbusters Quicker

Posted by on Jul 2, 2010 in Blog

Much has been written about the “death” of Microsoft’s Kin (see: here, here, and here). The focus of these analyses has centered on what might have gone wrong. I'd like to focus on something slightly different. In the death of the Kin phone I think we see something that has greater implications for technology innovation. Namely, the rate of innovation is accelerating and this puts increasing pressure on products at the intersection of success and time. Let's first step back in time a few years. The year is 2004. In the fourth quarter of that year, Motorola introduces the RAZR. By July...

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