Ken Kocienda: product and software design

Reading Time: 1 minute Interesting talk with Ken Kocienda, covering his experience on product management and software design at Apple. Kocienda was a software engineer at Apple during Steve Jobs second time as CEO. Kocienda has since written a book – Creative Selection about his experiences. Interesting bits include: Apple’s approach to open source in 2001 The role of […]

ICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우에 대비해서

Reading Time: 3 minutes Swedish technology could make geothermal energy as mainstream as wind and solar | Quartz – interesting because it deals with the lumpy supply issue of wind and solar in the energy mix UK cash system ‘on the verge of collapse’, report finds | Money | The Guardian – putting the Queen on debit cards anyone? […]

Five for Friday | 五日(星期五) | 금요일에 다섯 가지

Reading Time: 1 minute Pioneer Axe was an old-time US manufacturing company. This documentary film about their manufacturing process was made just prior to the the business closing. I’m a sucker for these kind of films. This is one of a series of ads done for RACV Pet Insurance in Australia. It’s the kind of work you’d be proud […]

Is it western companies, or China in a financial crisis? Part 2

Reading Time: 4 minutes Apple and Jaguar Land Rover blamed the Chinese economy for their recent financial results. The truth is probably more complex. What factors are affecting affecting these businesses that aren’t directly related to the Chinese economy? China is a unique mobile environment and in some ways it mirrors the hopes (and fears) for the internet in […]

ICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우

Reading Time: 1 minute Facebook Cannot be Deleted from Certain Android Phones – Search Engine Journal – pre-installs creating bloatware on phones like the PC industry did when profits got tight ‘I love my Mac!’ – Zoë Smith – “My phone rang, and the video I was watching on the computer paused!” – when we are running computers hundreds […]