Everyone should read The Second Machine Age to get a sense of what new generations will experience in the years to come. While we regularly benefit from technological advances positively impacting on our lives, at the same time it is evident how technology is progressively destroying jobs that won’t return anymore. Since 2009 I came to this conclusion, but refrained from sharing my views on the relationship between technology and employment due to my role in prominent internet companies. Earlier this year Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew […]
I switched to OpenDNS, hoping to [marginally] improve my performance. Fiber in Central London is quite a chimera. Minimal improvement to address a dismal situation where BT claims 300MBps download speed and further improvements to their fiber offering. Time to migrate to Iceland?
For years, maybe decades, experts have passionately debated about TV and computer convergence. Way back in 1995, Web TV Networks created a product ultimately bought by Microsoft and rebranded MSN TV. The idea in those days was to deliver the browser experienced on a TV screen (almost certainly a CRT monitor!) using a setup box and a custom keyboard. A total failure for obvious reasons, starting from a very poor video quality. The opposite approach – video content displayed on a […]
Without any doubts, an “avalanche” of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. According to some estimates, more than 20 million units since the debut on September 18th 2014. In the UK, in store purchases are regulated thru an online reservation process, a smart solution reducing endless waits, long lines, and setting the right level of expectations among customers. This tool indirectly provides some clues on what consumers perceive as cool and trendy. Here’s what I found. In the last two weeks reserving the iPhone 6 Plus […]