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2011 PREDICTIONS: How Did I Do?

For many years now I’ve made predictions, and for just as many years I review how I did. This is the week I do the reviewing, my predictions for 2012 should arrive around the New Year, assuming I find the right inspiration. 2011 was a strange year in many ways. We lost Steve Jobs, stupid Internet legislation reared its ugly ...

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"Me too" is Not Innovation

This holiday season Amazon introduced its tablet, the Kindle Fire. It was seen as a major move for Amazon, a possible threat to Netflix and an attractively priced alternative to the iPad. The media gushed. Jeff Bezos did his best Steve Jobs impression. It won’t mean a thing. A year from now, the iPad will still rule the tablet world.

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Steve Jobs and Thomas Edison

“Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.” The most frequently cited words ever spoken by Thomas Edison - for better or for worse - stand as a benchmark for the relationship between inspiration and human effort. But most people need more than 1% inspiration to do anything. In his genius, Edison only needed 1% inspiration…and our mourned wunderkind Steve Jobs as well. But the rest of us need much more than 1% to swing us into action.

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Mobile Media vs. Portable Media

New data from Google this week shows that tablet usage spikes at night. The implication is that we tend to use tablets out of the work environment when they can be enjoyed in conjunction with TV usage. In fact, as the research suggests, there is much concern about how much attention tablets are diverting away from broadcasts.

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Innovating What We Innovate

When I hear people speak about innovation, or when one sees people present innovation, most of the time it comes back to the same old talk about iPads, iPhones, iPods and other i-something in the making. Many people are still stuck to the same old pattern that innovation is all about bringing new products and technologies to the market and ...

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The Future is Past – Fast

Recently I attended a conference on new media at which one of the speakers cited the Men’s Health iPad app as “the future of publishing.” Everybody (including me) nodded, recognizing how well the magazine has adapted itself to the tablet platform. The app offers not only the ability to view the magazine as it appears in print, but additional features ...

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How Many iPads and Kindles will be Garbage?

Last week in San Francisco was action packed. New people starting, more furniture coming, a few projects in final stages and magazines. Scott and I were doing some street bodystorming between meetings (photo to the right). Since I wrote about tablet last year at the CES, it is still the main battlefield this year as everyone is not only jumping ...

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What Do We Mean by Creative Destruction?

Earlier this month Michael Tompert, a San Francisco digital imaging artist, violently destroyed some brand-new Apple products for the sake of art and the results are a collection high resolution prints with a statement “our relationship with fetish, fashion, freedom, and bondage. The collection of giant prints including one called “Targeting” that shows a 3G iPhone that’s been shot with ...

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