I started using a Nexus 4. I was going to go right back to my iPhone after a week. I was designing more and more Android interfaces at Twitter and realized I needed to more intimately grok Android UI paradigms. A week in it started feeling normal; the larger form factor was no longer a nuisance. A month in I didn't miss anything about my iPhone. Apple Lock-in? It only took that first week to realize I wasn't really locked into the Apple ecosystem and certainly not iCloud. Photo Stream? How to Close the IT Talent Gap. CIO — There is an old business adage attributed to Peter Drucker that says: "You can't manage what you don't measure.
" This means if you don't have real metrics in place and you aren't measuring performance, you'll never know whether you're doing better or worse. This adage is relative to many of things we do in IT and careers, because if you don't know where you are going, then you won't know the skills necessary to get you there. Consider this piece of data from the CIO Executive Council's report, Creating Your Future-State IT Leadership Team Today. A Total Disruption by Ondi Timoner on Prezi. Make Your Own Business App. Technology Innovation: To Whom It May Concern: Home matches and challenges I love presenting to techies – they’re my folks, and speaking with them and exchanging ideas comes as naturally to me as gathering around the kitchen table with the family and shooting the breeze.
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From Google Ventures: 4 Steps For Combining The... The “Lost” Steve Jobs Speech from 1983; Foreshadowing Wireless Networking, the iPad, and the App Store. Steve Jobs giving a speech at the 1983 IDCA – Courtesy Arthur Boden In 1983, Steve Jobs gave a speech to a relatively small audience at a somewhat obscure event called the International Design Conference in Aspen (IDCA).
The theme of that year’s conference was “The Future Isn’t What It Used To Be”, which looking back seems all too fitting. Circumstances being what they are, very little is available on the Internet regarding this Steve Jobs speech. In my extensive research, I could find only one recording of this talk, which itself was just posted in June of this year. This talk received a fair amount of attention at the end of August, after it was mentioned in a Smithsonian Magazine article written by Walter Issacson, Jobs’ biographer. First, I’d like to thank one of my oldest clients, John Celuch of Inland Design. [Update - Read The "Lost" Steve Jobs Time Capsule article now] Here is the cassette tape I digitized this recording from.
The Mother of All Demos, presented by Douglas Engelbart (1968) SAP's Big Mobile Plan. SAP, the enterprise software company, has a crazy ambition.
It wants to get a billion people using its software by 2015. That's about double the footprint the company has now—and a lofty goal for a company that, despite its reach into the innards of businesses, is hardly a household name. The plan largely rests in the hands of Sanjay Poonen, who heads the company's mobile division and is also responsible for its analytics, database, and technology products. Poonen talked with Business Insider this week and told us how SAP's going to do it: mobile apps, mobile apps, and more mobile apps, with a little cloud mixed in. Just to give that billion-user goal some context: Apple has sold about a half a billion iPhones and iPads so far, although at the rate it is selling them, it should hit the billion mark by 2015, too. Still, it's one thing for the beloved gadget maker to get a billion mobile customers. Five Prevalent Pitfalls when Prototyping.
iRise and UX Design - A Perfect Fit. Will Apple's Tacky Software-Design Philosophy Cause A Revolt? By now it’s almost inevitable given the company’s track record: No matter what Apple unveils tomorrow at the Yerba Buena Center (an iPad Mini?
iPhone 5?) , pundits will herald the company for its innovative thinking and bold hardware design. But the elephant in the room will be Apple’s software, which many inside the company believe has evolved for the worse in the last few years. Despite consistently glowing reviews from critics and consumers alike, iOS and OS X, Apple’s operating systems which tie Macs and iPads and iPhones together, have rubbed some the wrong way in recent years with their design directions. The Art of Data Visualization. IBM unveils computing architecture based on the brain. IBM scientists unveiled an all-new computing architecture on Wednesday that's based on the human brain.
In an announcement tonight, IBM Research said that its new software ecosystem was built to program silicon chips whose architecture is directly inspired by the brain's size, function, and minimal use of power. The company hopes that its breakthrough may support a next generation of applications that could mirror what the brain can achieve in perception, cognition, and action. Ultimate HTML5 Cheatsheet.