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Rebirth of the Wristwatch: Forget Tablets and Smartphones, I Want A Micro Computing Device Strapped to My Wrist

Four years ago I noted that even before the recession hit wrist watches were dying. Who needs a wrist watch when every device you carry with you tells the time? I personally have not worn a wrist watch in 5 or 6 years. Most people I know who wear a watch wear one because its [...]

The Rise of Home Grown Vertically Integrated Hard Tech

I’m a total western Gen X kid. I’ve lived all over the west and the only time I’ve been east is when I’ve went to the opposite coast. I’ve never been in the midwest. Growing up during the 80′s, and as you know if you read my blog, I’m totally caught up in tech, and [...]

Gaming The Enterprise FTW

Rypple has been getting some good coverage the last few days. At first pass it seems kind of like a Yammer type of service with some people management tools built in and a touch of gaming. But that would be a very limited view of the product and missing the bigger trend. Rypple doesn’t want [...]

The larger the group of friends, the fewer pictures they take

I’m at the Say Hi concert with @jenxmusic and I couldn’t help but notice something I found fascinating. As you know from my last post I love people watching and at concerts I’m very fascinated with what social technologies people use. in this case their mobile phones. at a concert it’s no surprise that the [...]

Using Ethnographic Research To Get From Digital Trends To Consumer Behavior

I have this uncontrollable habit of people watching, especially when it comes to how they use technology. Some call it an occupational hazard, I call it ethnographic research. Ethnographic research is a research methodology used by anthropology and other social sciences that’s more qualitative than quantitative. I observe, I take photo’s when I can and [...]

Making a Living in the Crowd: Update

The very first prediction I made in my 2011 version of 5 Predictions For The Next 5 Years was: Byte Sized Work and Making a Living in the Crowd. The gist of the prediction: Work will continue to be broken down into smaller and smaller portions and yet still require more and more specialty. People will start [...]

Social Robots: We Have Met The Enemy And He Is Us.

There was a great piece this morning by John Hagel reviewing Sherry Turkle’s new book Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other, and combining that with several other things I’ve read lately, the post got me thinking about Social Robots. I have not read Sherry’s book but I have [...]

Yet Another 10 Social Media and Tech Predictions for 2011

This is last speculative predictions post you’ll read here for a long while. Promise. This year I’m taking the same format as I did last year, I posted my really big predictions for the next 5 years yesterday and today I’m following it up with a more speculative top 10 predictions for the current year. [...]

Top 5 Predictions For The Next 5 Years [2011 Edition]

I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about this and while I’m sure everyone is sick and tired of prediction posts I hope you’ll stick with me. This year I’m taking the same format as I did last year, I’ll post my really big predictions for the next 5 years (that’s this post) and then [...]

2011 Is Not About Social Media. Prepare For The Next Wave Of Disruption.

Every year I (like most people) look ahead and ask myself, “What do I want to be when I grow up?” (Okay, actually I ask myself that every few months.) This year I feel that it’s time for me (to begin) to pivot again slightly. @jhouston89 & @melissawz keep telling me I have to keep [...]

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