Category Archives: Thinking

eReaders – I want a combination of Apple’s iBook and Google’s eBook

When Apple’s iBook came out a while ago I was pretty excited because the reader application looked great.  The library allows you to store PDFs as well as books.  While reading you can copy selected sections and look them up … Continue reading

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All I want for Christmas is a tactile feedback dual touch screen tablet computer

Some posts I’ve seen recently have me wondering if the evolutionary paths of tablets and laptops may eventually merge into a sort of hybrid device. Exhibit A: I’ve often thought that it would be cool if a touchscreen could modify … Continue reading

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Traffic signals in the information age

I’ve begun to wonder if we’re starting to see a revolution in how we think about traffic, or if this has been around all along and I’m just now noticing it.  Here are a few different proposals for ways to … Continue reading

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Blog Reaction: No More Nexus Ones

I saw this blog posting by Harry McCracken and started to reflect on how Apple and Google approach design and implementation. Apple seems to take a very traditional approach to manufacturing, where they try to control everything and keep a … Continue reading

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Spreading the power, new signs of customer driven products and services

Something about the way business is being done has been changing over the past few decades.  In Michael Hammer and James Champy’s 1993 book “Reengineering the Corporation: A Manifesto for Business Revolution” they cite ‘the customer’ as one of the … Continue reading

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Using RFID to merge information with physical items in order to enable new business processes

RFID (Radio Frequency IDentification) tags present a new way of being able to track and identify physical items.  While RFID has been in use since World War II, it’s application in retail and supply chain management has been slow in … Continue reading

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Will the iPad save printed media?

On April 3rd Apple’s new iPad will be available to customers in the US.  Since its announcement in January, it seems everyone has formed an opinion on whether or not Apple’s new iPad will save printed media.  There are those who … Continue reading

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