Ten years of the Kindle

Reading Time: 4 minutes Ten years of the Kindle, just let that settle in for a moment. That has blown by. Amazon is celebrating 10 years of the Kindle so it makes sense to reflect on the device and the service. Ten years ago today, we launched the first-ever Kindle. Happy 10th birthday @AmazonKindle and thank you to all … Read moreTen years of the Kindle

Throwback gadget: Sony Walkman WM-R202

Reading Time: 2 minutes I got a Sony Walkman WM-R202 and loved it, though it was only for a short while. Back when I started work I was obliged to do night classes in advanced chemistry. It was tough going (partly because I wasn’t that focused). I had a long commute home in a company minibus and my existing … Read moreThrowback gadget: Sony Walkman WM-R202

Oprah time: The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone by Brian Merchant

Reading Time: 2 minutes I bought The One Device when it came out in July and have gone back and forth reading it. I’d read books on Silicon Valley before; the Apple eulogy  Insanely Great by Steven Levy which told of the graft and hard work that went into the original Macintosh or Where Wizards Stay Up Late by … Read moreOprah time: The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone by Brian Merchant

AMD Live and the connected home ten years later

Reading Time: 3 minutes A decade ago I worked on AMD Live. A hodgepodge of hardware and software that provided media access where ever and whenever you wanted it.  Here is a short video that we made at the time to bring it to life. The idea was that AMD would be able to sell higher specifications of PC … Read moreAMD Live and the connected home ten years later

Five for Friday | 五日(星期五)

Reading Time: 2 minutes Things that made my day this week: In terms of the news agenda, the iPhone X launch dominated the news. I wrote about it here and here.  This image from the Chinese internet summed everything about the launch up for me. We’re in a place of innovation stuckness at the moment – we’re celebrating incremental … Read moreFive for Friday | 五日(星期五)