Okay, time to break the fourth wall. I like TechCrunch…to an extent. So does just about everyone. The news site’s coverage of tech is admirable. It attracts a world of crazies and the best talent percolates to the top. That’s one reason I’ve never applied -to do so is insane. It’s like submitting a short story
Collaboration is the lifeblood of greatness. Auteurs may spit at the notion, but just about everything outside art depends on multiple sets of hands. That there are so many channels to communicate is unsurprising: phone, email, chat, etc. Each was groundbreaking when initially unveiled. Each is also surprisingly crude for the intricate needs that professionals
Worldwide connection is what the internet promises. And slowly, we’re getting there. The benefits are pointless to list -they are just that many. As the world slowly gets closer geographic divides are less dramatic. Oh sure, they exist. A bandwidth connection is not going to change drinking water from dirty to clean…at least not directly.This
Craft matters a whole lot more than Kraft nowadays. More intrinsically, big consortiums are feeling it. Just check out this article from The Economist -your mustache balm painstakingly made by riverside nuns may soon be a Unilever property. What does this have to do with SaaS, DaaS, and gen tech? Everything. It’s about who, or
Video games don’t create a chemical dependence. Just ask your average Overwatch player, though, and we know they are addictive. About every online game cashes in on rare items, exclusive quests, etc.Competitiveness pervades such environments. Ironic, then, that few games require any sort of “skill” as we typically define them. Fine motor ability and an
We all gather our news from different sources. Social news, however, typically fits squarely in one place: Facebook and other social platforms. Birthdays, local events, travel pics. All crop up on the wall. And that’s well and good. We should care about what friends are up to, their accomplishments, their life moments.There is also a
Oh relationships. No pair or group meets under the exact same circumstance. A butterfly flaps its wings in Guatemala, someone’s front window hits it and they crash into a tree, that person’s offspring absconds from his flight to Vancouver, someone gains awesome rush tickets and lands at a bar where they meet Chad or Susy.
Bots are a hot topic nowadays. The basic AI units enable users to automate mundane tasks. Leave it to technology to make ordering pizza even easier, right? But we should still be excited for all the novelty. Bots: What They Do NowThere are plenty of uses for bots. Most evident? Handling customer service. Bots can
If you’re reading this blog, chances are you want (or have wanted) to change something about yourself or your life. Your goal could be anything – a thinner waist, a fatter wallet, or giving up smoking.Maybe you had an epiphany. You’re finally ready and determined to create the lifestyle you’ve always wanted.We’ve all been there.
Here’s an interesting report which Lancaster University’s Work Foundation says next year more than 50 percent of businesses in the UK will adopt some form of remote working, allowing its workers to choose the place, and the time, of work. By 2020, that number will jump to 70 percent, and the States won’t be far