The Post-iPhone World
Like a whodunit mystery, everyone is trying to finger Apple’s next big device to pick up the baton from the iPhone. But like in Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express, what if the guilty party is not any one single device?
Michael Sheen does a great job with his portrayal of an android bartender aboard an interstellar ship in the currently playing blockbuster, Passengers. In fact, he was my favorite character in the movie and gets overlooked in the reviews.
Jack Dorsey’s Most Important User
I wasn’t a big Donald Trump fan before the election, and I wouldn’t have shed any tears if Hillary had beat him in the election. But I gotta say, he’s thoroughly impressed me since November 8th with his cabinet picks and how he’s handled world affairs. This is a guy who knows how to deal with people and get things done. It’s a welcome change from the ineffectual mess that was Barack Obama. I’m liking Donald Trump more and more as time goes on.
But I’m not the only person who’s probably warming to Donald Trump. Jack Dorsey should be Trump’s biggest fan about now regardless of what the CEO says.
BB-8 and Hello Barbie® Foreshadow the Future
It’s being reported that Mattel’s new interactive Barbie® is an intelligent data-gathering device.
This is exactly what I was talking about in reference to the Echo. When I was working with Cabela’s, I would have paid for data gathering capabilities like this. And imagine how much more effective Amazon’s cloud server farm could be than Mattel’s Barbie® Doll.
Everyone Can Celebrate Christmas
All of human history pivots upon the coming of Christ. In fact, we measure it in two parts: that which occurred before Christ and that which follows, which is the current Age of Enlightenment based on his teachings.
Even if you’re an atheist, you have reason to appreciate and celebrate his life. It was upon his followers’ desire to carry out Christ’s mission that we have so many hospitals, universities, and humanitarian organizations and even the basis of our American legal system. Jesus truly changed the world.
But for those who embrace Jesus wholeheartedly, there is so much more. You could condense everything Jesus taught about to a single sentence. HIS KINGDOM IS COMING. All of the pain and suffering in this present age will pass away. Every day of life becomes like Christmas as we discover more and more of this entity known as “God”.
I use to envy the wide-eyed wonderment of children as they continuously discover new things. Christmas is best experienced through the reflection on your children’s faces. But as you grow older, fewer and fewer things are new or bring you amazement. God is the one thing in the universe that is so large and complex that we jaded adults can once again experience the child-like wonder of beholding something new and truly awesome.
So rejoice! For the kingdom of God is at hand.
Stick to Your Guns Nintendo
Any way you slice the numbers, Super Mario Run has been a spectacular success, smashing Apple App Store records for downloads in an amazingly short amount of time. Even looking at the paid upgrades is amazing with Nintendo bringing in over $20 million dollars in revenue in about four days.
The Brazen Case of Copycat Software
I vaguely remember hearing that there was a problem on Apple’s App Store with copycat apps, but I had never run into this problem myself until now. And I’m shocked at how brazen it is.
They Make No Sense for Corporations
Would someone care to explain to me why I and 98% of all corporate workers have to have two keyboards sitting on his desk? This is like having a car with two steering wheels. If most people would stop and think about it, they’d realize it’s ridiculous to pay for two keyboards when you really only like one of them. The laptop form factor has outlived its usefulness.
Time for Apple to Wage Thermonuclear War
Apple has always stood in contrast to other technology companies in trying to get their customers to look past device specifications and look at what you’re actually trying to accomplish. Back in 2010 when Android phones were advertising their screen sizes, Apple was showing you how you can talk to your mother using FaceTime. You weren’t just buying an electronic device; you were buying time with your mother. How can you put a price on that?
Hillary and the DNC Are the Root Problem
Finding out that the source of the Democratic e-mail leaks was Russia is about as relevant as finding out that your spouse is cheating on you from your enemy. It doesn’t matter who sent you that anonymous note. The problem is your cheating spouse.
Is There Opportunity in Automotive?
I don’t necessarily think that Apple has to find another iPhone-sized business. Exxon still sells oil and Toyota is still mainly peddling cars. Large corporations find that these hugely successful product lines become all-consuming, making it difficult to spread their time and attention.
Reduce, Improve, or Expand
It’s funny to me when I hear people question what Apple has been doing for the past couple of years as if they must be coasting on cruise control. It is apparent that these questioners have never worked in a large manufacturing organization. Never mind that Apple has completely redesigned their Apple TV and MacBook Pro line, invented 3D Touch, and launched the Apple Watch. And that’s all on top of producing and delivering over 200 million iPhones a year.
It's All About the Non-Running Activity
My Apple Watch is incredibly valuable to me from a running perspective, but it has nothing to do with measuring my activity or archiving my workouts. Instead, my watch earns its keep because of what it allows me to do during my run.
Manufacturing and distribution analysis since 1993.