I love the fact that Wired magazine chose a small town kid as their first Tech Icon in this series!
He's not a household name like Gates, Jobs, or Zuckerberg. His face isn't known to millions. But during his remarkable 20-year career,Marc Andreessen has helped connect the dots between many great ideas, people and opportunities.
This week I learned from Clay Shirky about the CVS flop that led to the Flip Camera. I was inspired. Ironically, tonight I learned that I could have learned about this 10 days ago if I would have read this article the first time the I clicked "Open in New Tab". Back to the focus. I love this new resource that I found regarding marketing, inovation, technology, and more.
I love the story about motivating Larry Kenyon to reduce startup time by equating that shaving 10 seconds per user would equate to about 100 lifetimes of time not spent waiting for their computers to startup.
Prominent futurist and author Ray Kurzweil has accepted a position as director of engineering at Google, where he plans to work on technology developments in language processing, machine learning, ...
Ken Morrison's insight:
After yesterday's pathetic tragedy, I prefer to spend today focusing on the positive things about humanity and our steps int he right direction. I think today is a good day to unplug from the TV and technolgoy and just be a 1980-style human for a while.
"Think you know what the year 3000 will be like? What about the year 2100? If you’re anything like Jean-Marc Côté and other artists in France in the year 1900 (and I assume you are) then you might want to think twice."
Robin Good: Krishna Bharat, creator of Google News and now Principle Scientist at Google, spoke at the News World Summit in Bangalore, India.
His focus was on the future of news and on the impotance of curation as well as on what the news will look and "feel" like.
He rightly suggests to news teams to "provide guides to content", not just new content and to deliver information in ways that entice the reader in multiple ways, while providing lots of good and well referenced information.
Excerpted from the original Poynter.org article: "As consumers have access to vast troves of news information from all over the world, Bharat urged news editorial teams to provide a guide to content, not just produce content.
“Creation and curation should be the fundamental activities for your editorial team,” he said.
Bharat said news in the future will become more of an app-like experience, as users adapt the experience to themselves, and as newsrooms provide a more multi-dimensional experience that includes more images and maps.
“The collage tells the story.
This will create a skill set that doesn’t exist yet.”
"The winning experience of the future is fast, tactile, original content, with access to many reputable sources in an appealing narrative form,” Bharat said.
“It is delivered in an appealing, narrative form, encompasses a broader definition of news, and involves audiences with a stake in the story or with expertise."
Full article: http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/top-stories/175859/krishna-bharat-news-industry-futuremust-hire-restless-agents-of-change/ ;
Roger McNamee says Apple became successful by betting against the Internet.
The result of that vote is a move away from the desktop experience of free, undifferentiated content. Mobile users don’t navigate the Internet with Google searches. They use apps, which deliver a better experience. And they spend much more time within those apps than on any web story.
A WONDERFUL 1996 documentary about the history of personal computers. It includes interviews with all of the key players.
Key take-away. The men who made the first spreadsheet did not choose to profit. They say that this revolution is due to the mentality of the 1960s of working hard to make the world better, not just for money.