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Posts Tagged 'Apple'

  1. Ten Things Computers Should All Do Flawlessly, But Generally Don’t  • 
    Sometimes I wonder if the computing industry -- all of it, from software to hardware to web services -- really has the right priorities in mind. So here's my list of the things that I hope to hell are working flawlessly in computing technology by 2018.
  2. Building the Perfect User Interface (Part 3)  • 
    We've got the two extremes of User Interface Hell: the world of the benevolent dictator, where your control over your environment is deceptively limited; and the world of ultimate freedom, where you've got so much control that your ability to get anything accomplish is equally limited. Both of those extremes are equally unlivable; and you'll notice that what those futures share in common is a lack of common-sense user interface.
  3. The Ever-Expanding Brand  • 
    Daniel Gross wrote a fascinating piece in the L.A. Times this weekend about companies, like Starbucks, that expand too quickly and sacrifice their brand magic.
  4. Ten Tech Companies That Blew It in the Past Two Decades  • 
    What makes a technology company fail? Here are a handful of companies from the past twenty years that strike me as prime examples of organizations who lost a commanding lead and/or market dominance in a particular field due to their own idiocy or incompetence.