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Innovation Technology

The one predictable thing about tech markets…

Originally posted on Always-On … Is that they’re unpredictable. Making predictions about anything is a tricky business. It’s often fraught with problems and compounded by two factors: too many variables and too many people. Making predictions in the world of technology is about as rough as it gets. You see a trend, fad, or new […]

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Apple Design Technology

The iPod: to infinity and beyond…

Originally posted on Always-On As an example of the dichotomy of social engineering, the iPod is a shining example of the paradox: a piece of socially exclusionary technology that is socially fashionable. While a great fan of iPod + iTunes, at times, I have to double-take at the fervor surrounding the diminutive device. So imagine […]

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Internet Microsoft Society & Culture Technology

Social engineering

Originally posted on Always-On Most people now accept that our world is in one way or another tied to or driven by technology, be it your mobile / cell phone, your computer, or even your video recorder. I, for one, see technology as an enabler. My business relies on various technologies for its very functionality. […]

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Apple Microsoft Technology

Motorola shows off new iTunes mobile phone

Speaking during a keynote at the International Consumer Electronics Show last month [I think! It’s all a bit of blur these days] an executive demonstrated the phone, which by all accounts functions in a similar way to the iPod. Not only synchronizing with a computer and the iTunes Music Store, but also incorporating the iPod […]

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Microsoft Technology Web Design & Development

‘A’ is for annoying and NOT accessibility…

I’m a web developer, write websites and web applications. As a web developer, certain things that I produce are subject to various accessibility laws. I make a note of pointing out that not all of what I produce is subject to those laws since not everything I write is publicly accessible, and the brief of […]