This week we collectively experienced the culmination of years of design, planning, engineering and re-engineering through the arrival of multiple spacecraft around Mars. For me, it was a very personal … Continue reading Learning from Mars: Fail Fast Isn’t an Option
Since the turn of the millennium, drawing conclusions from tried and true experience doesn’t always result something expected. We live in a world of options, change and constant acceleration, so … Continue reading Rigid thinking? Disrupt yourself
About a year or so ago, I stumbled across a blog post by Dan Bieler, Principal Analyst at Forrester, who resurfaced an often missed truth: “innovation requires a culture of … Continue reading Natural Triad: Innovation, Diversity & Inclusion
Back in 2008, I authored a set of cloud/SaaS-focused articles for the higher education online magazine, The Greentree Gazette. In the four-part series, I explored the potential shift of a broad range … Continue reading All that matters is getting things done.
Now living on the California coast, I am being introduced to surfboards and surf culture. I know that surfers are a tightly knit group, but I hadn’t thought surfing would … Continue reading Complacency and a wave of disruptive innovation
Discussions around improving the student experience are becoming more common across higher education, which has been an area of focus of my work over the years. Some efforts have been … Continue reading Shifting a university’s student experience
As a consultant/strategist in higher education, I have the opportunity to work with many different kinds of colleges and universities, and observe different technology leadership models. Each institution has its … Continue reading Today’s CIO has an “I” for Innovation
When the World Wide Web began its transformation of information and society in the 1990s, one area of great concern was the preservation of digital content. The ephemerality of the … Continue reading Knowledge lost
What follows is a repost of a piece first I first wrote in the late 1990s. It still captures some of my thoughts about technology, relating my ideas through “multimedia” … Continue reading Making complexity simple (once again)
Bryan Alexander, Senior Fellow for the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE), and I had an exchange on Google+ regarding how to think about mobile OS dominance. Our … Continue reading Compare ecosystems, not Android vs iOS
I continue to be amazed by Google; it creates brilliant technology that more often than not, ends up being incredibly average. To me, Google’s products seem to be cold and … Continue reading Slow fail of Google, a monoculture devoid of diversity
Further adding fuel to the fire that hardware (or at least specs) is dead is this piece on TechRadar entitled, “The way PCs are sold is a tragedy,” about how … Continue reading Make good products, not price points.
As I read through a post on Inneractive by Hillel Fuld entitled, “Specs Are Dead? Try Hardware is Dead. Well, Irrelevant, At the Very Least,” I found myself asking similar questions. In short, … Continue reading Is hardware really dead?
2011 marks my 20th year as a mobile computing person. I’ve used — not just reviewed or fiddled with — virtually every flavor of mobile device made for the panoply … Continue reading Tablets are Enterprise…
Forget tablet computing and smart phones. This paradigm is about application-focused and user-centered technology not one-computer-to-do-it-all, or an ultra-connected communication device.
In the mid-2000s, the idea of cyberinfrastructure was starting to take hold in the sciences and a number of people, myself included, started asking how we might be able to … Continue reading The engine that started Project Bamboo
In 1993, my Apple PowerBook 170 was stolen from my office. Faced with replacing the machine, I seriously looked for other options as the portability was fantastic, but it was … Continue reading Part-of-my-Life Computing