To be lightweight: Easy to learn. Traditional software is complex and has a lot of features. A new lightweight app should be simple enjoy to learn in a few steps and not require any documentation Easy to get started. Not a lot should be required to get started. Completes or supports the completion of a… Continue reading What Your App Needs to DO
Everytime we react to a tragic event like mass shootings with calls for more legislation that limit the rights of all we are in the wrong. We need to focus on novel and technology-based solutions for a greater society. Think automated cars to eliminate drunk driving, societal support systems to treat the mentally ill, cameras… Continue reading More Legislation is Not the Answer
If you’re writing technical documentation, please use the same terminology and naming conventions throughout. If you’re calling it a “watchdog timeout alarm” in one place, please do not call it a “watchdog error” somewhere else. This is not creative writing, and you’re just going to confuse your readers.
Price tags may be a thing of the past. Think airline pricing, Uber’s surge pricing, or secondary market pricing for concert and event tickets. In the future, we may see prices for everything fluctuate with demand. Here’s NPR’s take: http://www.npr.org/player/embed/415297089/415297557
We are in a unique period in history where there is significant wage arbitrage between the developing world (SE Asia, India, Eastern Europe, etc.) and the first world (US, Canada, Australia, etc.) and means of cost-effectively transferring work done in lower-wage countries to these first world countries. This will not last.
Imagine you’re out to dinner and have purchased the 3-course prix fixe offering, which includes an appetizer, entrée, and dessert for one price (drinks are extra). You get to dessert and find you’re plenty full from the previous two courses. I’m sure each of us would justify eating the dessert despite being already full with… Continue reading The Sunk Cost Fallacy
Peter Diamandis, in his amazing book “Abundance: The Future is Better Than You Think” and then again in “Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth, and Impact the World” has a fun snippet looking at the cost of common smart phone technologies (applications) when they were first brought to large-scale market. On his list he has:… Continue reading What You Get in a Smart Phone
Just a list of things obsoleted by the Internet. Pretty amazing if you think about it. Time, i.e. the number you would call to hear a recording say “At the tone, the time is…” Phone books (e.g. Yellow Pages) The Dewey decimal system Video rental stores (e.g. Blockbuster) Encyclopedias and dictionaries Fax machines Letters/snail mail… Continue reading All Things Obsoleted by the Internet
A great method from Tim Ferriss in his podcast “How to Build a Large Audience from Scratch“: