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The Business Model of Never Growing Up

*+-The very mortal Larry Page and the rapidly aging Ray Kurzweil, in their mad, sad dash to live forever, will fail in this utterly futile, mostly human effort at denying the inevitable, at fighting that greatest of fleshly trappings, … Continue reading

Brian S Hall / December 15th, 2014
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Time For Entirely New Myths At Apple

*+-Steve Jobs is dead. There’s no bigger, richer company on the planet than Apple. Apple’s CEO Tim Cook has repeatedly stated this most American of companies will soon garner more of its sales from China...

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Brian S Hall / December 8th, 2014
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Mobile Is Eating The Car

*+-I attended last week’s Los Angeles Auto Show, as I do every year. While the norm among native Californians seems to be to fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles, I always drive. I make...

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Brian S Hall / December 1st, 2014
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Apple’s Very Human Interface Guidelines

*+-I am impressed with the speed of Apple’s foray into entirely new UIs. No, I am not talking about the re-jiggered version of iOS the company built for the Apple Watch. It merely reveals the way forward. Apple is clearly...

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Brian S Hall / November 24th, 2014
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First Rule Of Homebrew Drone Club Is There Are No Rules For Homebrew Drone Club

*+-Drones are the next revolution, the next insanely great thing, the pirate, the multi-billion dollar business, the integration of the physical and the digital, the device that will fight our wars, provide web access to the … Continue reading

Brian S Hall / November 17th, 2014
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There Are No Muggles. We Are All Wizards Now.

*+-I read the first three Harry Potter novels to my son. It’s a fond memory strengthened by the fact the books were quite good. In each, the young Harry Potter straddles two very distinct worlds, … Continue reading

Brian S Hall / November 10th, 2014
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My Facebook For A Kingdom

*+-I come not to bury Facebook, but to question it. I seek clarity, assurances. What is Facebook? Is it social media? An app? A global phenomenon? Instant messaging? The place where we connect, share our … Continue reading

Brian S Hall / November 3rd, 2014
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Microsoft Is Doomed. Doomed!

*+-I have to believe Microsoft’s latest earnings has finally obliterated all the silly “Microsoft is doomed!” discussion that’s been so bien pensant across the blogosphere these many years. This is a company that generated $23 billion in … Continue reading

Brian S Hall / October 27th, 2014
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Lt. Uhura. Dr. Mae Jemison. Melinda Gates. Onward.

*+-Mae Jemison turned 58 last Friday. Jemison was the first African American woman to travel into space. As a child, one of her influences was Star Trek’s Lieutenant Uhura. I hope some one, some day writes the … Continue reading

Brian S Hall / October 20th, 2014
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Technological Patriotism

*+-Technology is breaking down barriers throughout the world. Conversely, a form of technological nationalism has taken hold, limiting tech’s rise. Expect such nationalist fervor to become more widespread, more virulent, probably more unfair.  Technology is the new … Continue reading

Brian S Hall / October 13th, 2014
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I Want It Later! Building The Inconvenience Economy.

*+-As I stood in line with a giddy gaggle of high pants hipsters, each eagerly anticipating the drip, drip of their very own drip coffee from the sainted Blue Bottle, conversations were many and temporary friendships … Continue reading

Brian S Hall / October 6th, 2014
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Mars Needs Indians. Earth Needs Women. The Internet Needs Balloons.

*+-Question: What can a country with over a billion people and a per capita GDP of $4,000 do with the cash it costs to make a middling Hollywood blockbuster? Answer: Send a spacecraft to Mars! On their … Continue reading

Brian S Hall / September 29th, 2014
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Thoughts On Apple

*+-Let’s start with the bad news: The Apple Watch. This beautiful, technological marvel is, in my view, the device our future selves point back to as delineating when Apple changed forever. Not necessarily for the … Continue reading

Brian S Hall / September 22nd, 2014
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Are Dogs Even Necessary In An iPhone World?

*+-Does the iPhone hate dogs? I know, that’s not a fair question. Still, I can’t help but wonder if the iPhone, if all smartphones, will fundamentally alter our relationship with our most trusted, faithful, ready-to-die-for-us-but-until-then-let’s-go-for-a-walk … Continue reading

Brian S Hall / September 15th, 2014
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I Was Wrong And The iPhone 5c Is Still A Failure

*+-The best way to defeat the iPhone is to create a superior alternative to the app ecosystem. With widgets, notifications, continuity and inter-app processes in iOS 8, Apple did just that. Woe to Android, Windows Phone … Continue reading

Brian S Hall / September 8th, 2014
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The 5.5 Inch iRemote For The Apple Home

*+-You want to talk about Apple. I understand. They are the biggest tech company in the world. Their products are used by hundreds of millions. Oh, and next week there’s — OMG! — a major … Continue reading

Brian S Hall / September 1st, 2014
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The Unbearable Loneliness Of The Sharing Economy

*+-The sharing economy promises the potential for riches, personal empowerment, new modes of work, and fear, the kind of fear that swells from a livelihood dependent upon algorithms, star ratings, and the feedback of strangers.  … Continue reading

Brian S Hall / August 25th, 2014
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America Needs Entrepreneurs. Instead Of Programming Teach Children Fantasy Football.

*+-America needs entrepreneurs. Men, women, boys, girls, native-born, immigrants, smart, skillful, driven, capable entrepreneurs to propel the economy, create jobs, spur innovation and build something from nothing. I believe to do this, to create a … Continue reading

Brian S Hall / August 18th, 2014
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Steve Jobs Reveals The Only Way Forward For Windows Phone

*+-The only way forward for Windows Phone — that is not death — is work. Real work. In the 21st century, real work is inherently collaborative. Collaboration is the Achilles Heel of all things iPhone, … Continue reading

Brian S Hall / August 11th, 2014
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iPads At The Border

*+-I believe (nearly) every child that comes to America seeking refuge should be welcome. I fully understand if you disagree. It is a complex issue after all.  We are told tens of thousands of children … Continue reading

Brian S Hall / August 4th, 2014
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Thoughts On iPhone Inc

*+-The iPhone is bigger than McDonald’s. That seems a useful demarcation for how we should view the iPhone in particular and Apple in general. The iPhone is that once-in-a-generation product that alters daily reality for … Continue reading

Brian S Hall / July 28th, 2014
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More Than One Jony Ive At Apple Now

*+-Does Jonathan Ive really want an iPhone “phablet”? I have doubts. Ive resisted increasing the size of the original iPhone, yet today’s larger iPhones (5/c/s) seems far too small for much of the world. Ive’s iconic...

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Brian S Hall / July 23rd, 2014
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Deconstructing Satya. Episode II. The Empire Strikes Back.

*+-Last week before the news broke, I warned Microsoft employees, all of them, to “get to work on your resume.” Change was coming, major change, and that always always always begins with a bloodletting. Indeed, … Continue reading

Brian S Hall / July 21st, 2014
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Deconstructing Satya

*+-Last week, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella laid bare his vision for the tech giant. It is borderline revolutionary. From its early days, Microsoft has focused on using software and computing to empower people and businesses … Continue reading

Brian S Hall / July 14th, 2014
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Decoding Page And Brin

*+-I have noticed successful CEOs share an uncanny ability to lay bare a company’s strategy while simultaneously leading you down a false path. Steve Jobs was a master at this. I learned from watching Jobs...

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Brian S Hall / July 10th, 2014