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  • digital creep

    Ahh, the inexorable march of robotics and “social” robots. This time from Singapore. The associated blowback is there as well. The uncanny valley is well know, but we’ve crossed it on screens.…

  • glass ahoy

    When asked about google glass or other AR goggles, I have been consistent in my message: google glass sucked for a couple of good reasons (first iteration, hardware/software not up to snuff),…

  • chatbotting away

    A couple of years ago my colleagues Mark Bolas, Evan Suma, and I were working on a project for the Office of Naval Research looking at the “workplace of 2025.” One of…

  • digital detritus

    Ok, how did this happen? Dropbox, iCloud, Amazon Cloud, OneDrive, Apple Music, Tidal, Google Play, Evernote, OneNote – talk about over kill and duplication. Time to pare down the services. But which…

  • holy lens

    So Microsoft is edging closer to shipping Hololens and the press is gushing. Sort of. If you get beyond the headline, the story is that it still isn’t ready for primetime (narrow…

  • head case

    Yet another “head mounted display” (HMD for those in the know), but a variation on the theme and not designed to be “fully immersive” (which really isn’t – but that’s another story).…

  • the AI is open – for now

    Elon Musk and others are funding an “open AI” initiative – ostensibly to save the planet from “evil artificial intelligence.” Umm, ok. While I applaud the sentiment, the companies involved all use…

  • just. don’t. period.

    Another digital world rule’o’thumb that doesn’t obviously flow from the analog world. Turns out when you text, you shouldn’t use periods. It makes you insincere. Go figure… (btw, that is an ellipsis,…

  • socially media’d

    This article has some interesting facts/figures, though I think it misses the mark wrt some important aspects of history and current players. For instance, there is no mention of BBSs/forums, which continue…

  • emulsional proof

    As they say on the forums, “pics or it didn’t happen.”

  • succeeding to fail

    “Failure” is a popular word these days, especially in business/entrepreneur circles. “Fail early and often” is heard a lot – and even sometimes from me but in our case I’m talking about…

  • the last nanometer

    In the telco industry (for those not old enough to remember – that refers to telephone, as in copper wires strung between locations), the saying was that the “last mile” was the…