I am going to add social media icons to all of my e-newsletters.
I am going to create a mobile website forDigital Printing Reports.
I am going to stop rationalizing a random, haphazard approach to social media marketing and assign blocks of time every week that I will use to implement a social media marketing strategy.
I am going to stop thinking of myself as someone who writes articles, columns, blog posts, and reports. I am going to think of myself as someone who creates brandable, repurposable content.
Now Obsolete: Payphones
Now Obsolete: Paper Letters
Now Obsolete: Portable CD Players
Now Obsolete: Paper Road Maps
Now Obsolete: Card Catalogs
Now Obsolete: Checkbooks
Now Obsolete: Wristwatches
Now Obsolete: Phone Books
Now Obsolete: Tape-based Memo Recorders
Now Obsolete: Fax Machines
Methinks: What is not obsolete are the late adopters who still want to use each of those things… thus they will be around for decades.
"The Xoom tablet started shipping today, welcomed by a symphony of reviews orchestrated by Motorola (each was published around 9 p.m. EST on Feb. 23). Let me summarize all of them: The device is beautiful and extremely fast; the new operating system has a few quirks but is a great improvement; it doesn’t have as many apps as the iPad has; and Verizon’s pricing for it is ominous, though comparable, to its pricing for the iPad”
It requires a corporate culture that rewards experimentation, is tolerant of failure, and is nimble enough to quickly adopt superior ideas, even if they’re disruptive.
Methinks: These elements are critical, at Trekk it also involves a learning organization whose people are always looking for the next step in our vision. the trick is deciding when to reuse and when to refactor.
Here are the ultimate 10 traits that every modern software engineer should embody.
1. Great Software Engineers Understand of Themselves
2. Great Software Engineers Understand Product Design and Business
3. Great Software Engineers Understand Computer Science, Data Structures, Algorithms and DB Design
4. Great Software Engineers Pay Attention to Code Quality
5. Great Software Engineers Are Accountable and Ethical
Methinks: Good list. See DevX.com for the rest and the details.
Methinks: I tried one in the wild at Verizon today. Definitely on par with an iPad experience. But with two camera… cooler! It is a big Droid - overall the iPad seems a little more responsive and crisper. But the Android experience is nothing to sense at. I particularly like the app gallery and the YouTube interface.
Tablets and cloud storage seem like a marriage made in heaven, but it takes third-party apps to bring them together
When they come together, tablets and clouds will be the new style of computing Given the nearly instant acceptance of tablets by users and the rapid infiltration of businesses by tablets, it seems sure that the new computing paradigm is worth considering.
Methinks: I think there is at least one more major iteration of OS coming before this vision is truly complete. The complete integration of documents to and from tablet devices, the synchronization of online and offline version and an accepted abstraction of doc types is needed. In our tested, the online and offline sync is accomplished quite well with Adobe AIR. While a little heavy, Flash/Flex/AIR apps can easily be deployed as cross platform desktop and mobile apps as the basis for your solution.
"The online world is making huge strides in what they call “micro-targeting” and “intent-based marketing.” In other words, they are using geographic and demographic information about online viewers to customize or even personalize advertising on the fly."
Methinks: Intent-Based Marketing… shouldn’t all marketing have an intent? We think so.
IBM supercomputer Watson has emerged victorious against its human competition in a three-day competition between the massively intelligent machine and two of Jeopardy‘s greatest champions: Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter.
Being able to compete well at “Jeopardy” against two of its all-time best players may seem like a modest accomplishment for an IBM supercomputer, but Watson, the machine that’s playing out a three-day challenge on the TV show, may have bigger fish to fry after it’s all said and done. IBM is working with scientists and other experts on developing uses for Watson’s skills in healthcare, financial services and government, for starters.
Preview Google Docs, Maps, YouTube, and Picasa (and Yelp, and Flickr) in Gmail Messages
Get Birthday Reminders from Google Calendar
Copy from Docs or Chrome on One Computer, Paste to Another
Search Google Docs and Gmail Messages at Once
Send Reader Items to Gmail, Calendar, or Elsewhere
Push Every Ping You Get Through Gmail
Send Email from Other Domains Using Your Gmail Inbox
Here are four maverick minds who defied learning disabilities.
Methinks: Here are some excellent examples of why a top down, one-size-fits-all, factory warehouse public school system is horribly outdated. More often then not, one persons learning disability is another persons genesis. The favorite line, “They learn to think outside the box,” she insists, “because they never fit inside.”
Verizon Has Much Better Coverage
Antennagate No More?
The Customer Service Consideration
Unlimited Data, for Now
The Future 4G Consideration
AT&T’s Capacity Problems
It’s Not an Exact Replica
Verizon’s Other Phones Are Superior to AT&T’s
Verizon Needs to Try Harder
Methinks: Great list but for me, 1 and 2 are the big ones.
The shocking details have been unearthed. The next version of the iPad, iPad 2.0 if you will, will be faster, lighter, thinner and with at least 100% more camera than the original. It will be all you ever imagined and hoped for and then some.
Gmail users, there’s one less reason to use your iPhone mail app and one more reason to stick with the native Gmail mobile Web app. Google announced this morning that it began offering priority inbox for its mobile Web app to help users sort through the flood of email while on the go.
Methinks: I’m trying, but still using iPhone mail.
OpenX, provider of digital advertising technology for Web publishers around the world, has updated the ad technology platform currently in use by online juggernauts like Groupon, Orange-France Telecom and Excite Japan. The true strength of the platform is that it combines both powerful ad serving capabilities and real-time bidding on ad inventory within a single product (OpenX Enterprise, to be more precise) .
According to IDC, smartphone manufacturers shipped 100.9 million devices in the fourth quarter of 2010, while PC manufacturers shipped 92.1 million units worldwide. Or, more simply put, smartphones just outsold PCs for the first time ever.
The number of smartphones sold in Q4 2010 was up 87.2% from the 53.9 million sold in Q4 2009. For the year, vendors shipped 302.6 million smartphones - an increase of 74.4% from the 173.5 million in 2009.
Last August we quoted outgoing Google CEO Eric Schmidt saying “There was 5 exabytes of information created between the dawn of civilization through 2003, but that much information is now created every 2 days, and the pace is increasing.” RJMetrics co-founder and CEO Robert J. Moore calls tk. According to Moore, a more honest quote would have been “23 Exabytes of information was recorded and replicated in 2002. We now record and transfer that much information every 7 days.” A lot less impressive a figure, huh?
Methinks: Faster and Faster and Faster. So what do you think the world will be like in 2020?
The iPad 2 Is Coming
Android Will Steal Market Share
HP Will Double-Down on WebOS
The Motorola Xoom Is One to Watch
The Enterprise Will Be Targeted
Apple Will Still Lead at Year’s End
Windows Won’t Be a Threat
Quality Won’t Be the Same Across the Board
Don’t Forget About Samsung
The Death of 5-Inch Tablets
Methinks: I am a devout capitalistic entrepreneur but my experience has shown me that there is in fact a place for government regulation in our society, especially when it comes to core infrastructure. I think we can all agree that Internet bandwidth is an increasingly critical infrastructure for commerce, perhaps even more so than airports, highways, water and sewer systems. In each of those cases we have developed a regulatory environment that manages the infrastructure itself but not the use of the them.
A key term in the regulated utility industry is structural separation. This means that the provider of conduit, be it electrical lines, natural gas pipes or free and toll highways, is a separate entity from the generator of the commodity or the commercial carrier. This is ultimately what Net Neutrality is about.
If we can agree that low cost and high speed broadband is good, then I think we can agree that lower cost and higher speed broadband is better. We only need to look around to see how the lowest costs and the highest speeds are achieved. It is achieved by utility organizations that do NOT provide service or content. In contrast, the virtually integrated providers do not even come close to world class cost and speed. And while the traditional telephone and cable providers have invested billions, the investment is to serve there own purposes of layered service delivery. When a cable company buys a broadcast network, one needs to ask how does that make sense? Even with this investment, the US has steadily dropped in market penetration, speed and price per the OECD.
There are areas in the US were broadband as an utility is delivered for a world class cost of $1/Mbps per month. Traditional carriers charge at least 10 times this.
As a capitalist, I value low government intervention. As a pragmatist, I see the evidence pointing to a balance between laissez-faire and structural separation for infrastructure.