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We join spokes together in a wheel, but it is the emptiness of the center hole that makes the wagon move.
We shape clay into a pot, but it is the emptiness inside that holds whatever we want.
Profile of Color CEO Bill Nguyen, one that makes him sound more than enigmatic, perhaps clinically hypomanic.
Bijan attributes new feature of iOS Notifications to Siri
Siri plus geofencing is killer. I use Siri in the car. My common use is “remind me to xyz when I get home”.
One example: the other night, Lauren and I were out for dinner on a date. Kids were at home with the babysitter. My daughter called me and told me she lost her tooth. I was in the car when the call came. When I got off the phone, I said to Siri: “remind me to put $5 under ellie’s pillow when I get home”.
After dinner, we saw a movie and I forgot about the tooth (i know, bad dad). The moment I walked into the house, i got a push notification with the reminder. Fucking magical.
But I did that the other day without Siri. I created a notification on iOS 5, to remind me to pick up a torx driver when I was near the hardware store, and the next day I was pinged as I walked by the store. As Bijan says, magical, but not because of Siri. Yes, it’s slightly easier to merely say it instead of typing it, but the magic is iOS 5.
- Farhad Manjoo, The Great Tech War Of 2012
Manjoo says all four giants — Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon — will all ‘win’, which is just another way of saying that 2012 is just a battlefield, not the entire war.
Traffic accidents in Abu Dhabi decreased significantly during the BlackBerry outage.
Interruption-free space is sacred. Yet, in the digital era we live in, we are losing hold of the few sacred spaces that remain untouched by email, the Internet, people, and other forms of distraction. Our cars now have mobile phone integration and a thousand satellite radio stations. When walking from one place to another, we have our devices streaming data from dozens of sources. Even at our bedside, we now have our iPads with heaps of digital apps and the world’s information at our fingertips.
I do my best deep thinking in the early morning, just as I am waking, in that halfway zone between awake and aware.
Analysis of trending topics via-s-vis #occupywallstreet and other #occupyeverywhere yeilds insights about trending.
Good summary of new features in iOS 5.