<img class="alignleft size-thumbnail wp-image-9363" src="http://beyondbridges.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/pattismith-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" />I have been listening to a podcast with Alex Baldwin talking to Patti Smith. You can do the same ... <a href="http://www.wnyc.org/story/patti-smith-never-wanted-to-be-famous" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">just follow the link</a>. It's a great podcast, recorded after she represented Bob Dylan to accept the Nobel Prize and even if you have read '<a href="http://amzn.to/2hOgHjU" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Just Kids</a>' you will find lots of insights into her life - and self.
Unusually for Baldwin’s podcasts, this was in front of a live audience and at the end of the podcast, the audience got to ask some questions. Continue reading →
A great, if busy past week that saw me at UC Davis for two days, working with teams of very bright students as part of their <a href="http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/ag-innovation-entrepreneurship-academy" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Agricultural Innovation Entrepreneurship Academy</a> [ File that under <span style="color: #800000;"><strong>Passion</strong></span> and <span style="color: #800000;"><strong>People</strong></span> ], down at The Computer History Museum in Mountain View, attending VRM Day with <a href="http://twitter.com/dsearls" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Doc Searls</a> and the team that makes up <a href="https://cyber.law.harvard.edu/research/projectvrm" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">The VRM Project</a> [ Put this one under <span style="color: #800000;"><strong>People</strong></span> ], engaged with <a href="http://www.mymentor.net">My Mentor</a>, a new start up launching in the UK [ this one goes under <span style="color: #800000;"><strong>People</strong></span> and <span style="color: #800000;"><strong>Platforms</strong></span> ] and got invited (and I accepted) to be a <a href="http://bizcatalyst360.com/our-bizprophets/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">featured contributor on BizCatlyst 360</a> [ In case you are wondering ... <span style="color: #800000;"><strong>Passion</strong></span> ]
I have just requested a 3.0 version upgrade on my time module, so once that is installed I will endeavor to write individual posts about some of these topics over the next week.
Meanwhile these are the 5 things that caught my eyes and ears last week.
<p class="p1"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-6977" src="http://beyondbridges.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/ce6r45cuaaahylssss.jpg" alt="ce6r45cuaaahylssss" width="2148" height="861" />It’s April Fools Day <strong>AND</strong> Apple’s Birthday. In fact they are '40 today', so in celebration they have raised the Jolly Roger at Infinite Loop.[ <a href="http://9to5mac.com/2016/04/01/apple-hangs-pirate-flag-over-infinite-loop-on-its-40th-birthday-2/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Thanks to 9-5 Mac</a> ].</p>
For my part it seemed pertinent to highlight to share some of the highlights of how Apple (the company that nobody understands)have consistently made fools of us all. In no particular order … Continue reading →
If the rumors are anything close to true, we are about to have 3 different iPhone sizes to choose from when we buy our next iPhone.
Over in ‘iPad land we already have 3 iPad sizes – mini, standard and pro. The pro has stuff that the non pro doesn’t – size aside (at least from tomorrow – seems to be the prediction).
The iTouch is yet another device rarely talked about, but still there – in the iPod family – an iPhone without the ability to make phone calls.
Some of these choices are wifi only (iTouch), but most allow you to have a GSM connection.
And the inevitable question, as you try to work out which you need and/or should have to do what you need to do … which one ? The naming convention alone is tough enough to work out …
[ the numbers down the left are current measures of the screen size in inches ]
Here’s a new thought – as the industry tries to work out what Apple is going to call the new iPad with the ‘pro’ moniker.
Let’s call them all the ‘iConnect’ – available in 5 sizes.
4,6,8,10 and 12 – model numbers NOT screen sizes – but map to the dimensions.
All with wifi connectivity
All with or without cellular connectivity
Choice of pro – or not.
I am writing this on an iPad and will upload through my GSM link – so in some ways this iPad is already available as a ‘phone’. It even has a phone number, though I just can’t use it as a phone, because the ‘phone app’ isn’t on the iPad.
Only 9.7 inch and 12.9 inch available as Pro – they would be the devices with the smart connector on the side that allows you to connect the external keyboard. The pencil would be available to work on any of the devices.
So instead of the choice above, you now have a single iConnect product, with 5 sizes and two variations to that size (colors excepted).
Every screen size comes with WiFi – your choice to add GSM – so you can make the device available to – and of course only the 10 / 12 models are available as ‘Pro’ – that is the smart connector on the side to which you can connect your smart keyboard.
And no longer a decision as to what phone size you need to carry – or Apple needs to make.
I recently posted <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/innovations/wp/2016/02/16/if-you-hate-telemarketers-youll-love-this-robot-designed-to-waste-their-time/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">this link</a> to a group I belong to. It is about a robot that calls telemarketers and wastes their time. Until then, I had never heard of Jim Florentine, who is "human and wicked" ... so much harder to scale - but well worth a couple of click throughs. Five of them in all. Thanks <a href="https://cyber.law.harvard.edu/people/dsearls" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">'Doc'</a>.
Double take time. The leather straps and protectors behind the rider are actually wrapped around his dog. Reported here so the next time you ask how to get your dog from A to B when you only have a motorbike.
The outer layers tend to innovate faster and so pull along, or be stabilised by, the lower, slower layers. At the boundaries you get constructive turbulence, say between Uber and governance, or how the growth in video streaming requires Internet infrastructure to come along with it.