Manjoo wonders if the fragmentation of computing devices at the end of the central role of desktop devices due to the disruption of smart phones will be the state of affairs going forward. He thinks Satya Nadella is acting as if that’s likely, or at least any alternative is impossible to predict.

What if the future of computing is chaos? We’ll have smartphones and then a dizzying array of desktops, laptops, tablets and hybrid devices — and different people, for different reasons, will choose different sets of each. 

Microsoft’s devices — and in a larger sense, Mr. Nadella’s strategy — anticipate such chaos. For much of its history, Microsoft was mainly a software company. It made Windows, the operating system that became the lingua franca of the PC era, and it made Office, the software that made those Windows machines useful to businesses.

I think that we will remain in this unresolved mess until augmented reality becomes commonplace, and disrupts everything again.

Farhad Manjoo, Microsoft’s Rule-Breaking Vision of a Future With Countless Devices


Yelp got pissed off by their satiric treatment on South Park.

Matt Stone and Trey Parker, creators of the popular animated series, were quick to issue a statement of their own. 

“We’ve taken a hard look at the information presented to us, and after reviewing it, we have given Yelp and their lawsuit only one star. Their lawyers delivered us legal documents in a very unprofessional manner; not bothering to smile or even a quick handshake. The writing on the envelope was barely legible and in two different colors. It is our personal opinion that Yelp could do a much better job by not suing us for ten million dollars.”

Just proves that Yelp is run by humorless, self-important ass clowns.

Darius Rubics, Yelp Sues South Park For $10 Million Over Latest Episode


The machine metaphor led to the belief that if we can only arrange the separate parts and their contributions in the right way, we optimize efficiency. The demands of work are different now: how efficient an organization is reflects the number of links people have and the quality of the links to the contexts of value creation, the things that matter. We are beginning to see the world in terms of relations.
How many handshakes separate people from each other from the things that matter most?