Smartphones rose to power because they took a device you always had with you and crammed it full of extra value. These portable computers used the ‘phone’ concept as a trojan horse at just the right time of mobile data, miniaturisation and social networks. Before long, most people will have smartphones without even thinking about it.
But they also only impact you at the point of consumption. Until you take it out of your pocket, it’s out of sight and out of mind. Like your watch, these inventions are hidden but just a ‘click’ away when required – like menus in web design.
Glass is different. It’s always there, ready to notify you or leap into search. But there’s a price: it sits there benignly on your face all day every day, whether you’re using it or not.
Initial thoughts on the Microsoft Surface tablets, announced yesterday (read up at The Verge. [http://www.theverge.com/2012/6/18/3095683/microsoft-surface-tablet-versus-ipad-android] ) Warning: There are some generalisations ahead but I think they are ones we can all live with… #perksofnotbeingafulltimejourno MARKET Firstly: you aren’t going to buy a
Recently, there has been a lot of talk about how Google is no longer the company it used to be – for example this ridiculous article [http://marketingland.com/once-deemed-evil-google-now-embraces-paid-inclusion-13138] by Danny Sullivan on paid inclusion last month.* From its search page design [http://www.davidmihm.com/blog/google/world/] to
An unidentified non-Streaky Dell tabletDon’t get me wrong, Dell don’t exactly *need* a tablet PC right now. For a start, they don’t have the OS for it and in reality, the iPad is also too pricey for the mainstream Dell audience to shell out. They aren’t