Deep Thinking

Reading Time: 2 minutes Forrester Research offered a scheme where prospects and liggers alike could download a free report. Never morally hamstrung, we have decided to critique the two reports that we downloaded. Trends 2005: Consumer Technology by Paul Jackson and Charles S. Galvin outlines what the authors call the ‘five macro drivers’ affecting the success of consumer electronic … Read moreDeep Thinking

Crystal Ball Gazing

Reading Time: 7 minutes Over at PBS.org, Bob Cringely has put up his predictions for the technology industry this year. I have posted the highlights in italics and my comments below: – Microsoft’s entry into the anti-virus and anti-spyware businesses will be a disaster for users. This is based on everything I know about Microsoft, having watched the company … Read moreCrystal Ball Gazing

MacWorld San Francisco

Reading Time: < 1 minute AppleInsider has a blow-by-blow account of Steve Jobs’ keynote at MacWorld SF. The announcements did not contain too many surprises partly because of ThinkSecret and Apple’s legal action against their site. iPod Shuffle – this is Apple’s attempt to enter the lower end of the MP3 player market, It is also more suitable for physical … Read moreMacWorld San Francisco