You can "listen" in via Twitter at http://twitter.com/macrumors, which now has 10000 subscribers. Talk about creating an fan following.
I am hoping for a Tablet version of the MacBook Pro, preferably a 15-inch twist screen. That would make me a Mac customer.
Update post keynote: Well, Twitter had som hiccups, but macrumorslive.com has a good summary. As rumored, a very thin subnotebook, but not tablet, tough it does seem to have some of the iPhone screen controls. We’ll see, I just might go for it. The thinness and lightness seems a big plus.
Google prediction trading and proximity. This graphic sure is interesting – read the article for explanations:
Wait a minute….I live in Norway, waaaaay out in the boonies – this explains a lot!
Good, short primer on desktop virtualization over at Enterprise Systems.
Ann Zelenka has a reflective review of Nick Carr’s new book The Big Switch over at GigaOM.
(The reference to Nick Negroponte is because of the term "switch" – back in the late 80s, Negroponte predicted that what was going through the air (TV) would go through cable, and what went through cable (telephone) would go through air, known as the "Negroponte switch".)
I, too, remain unconvinced that the move to net-centric computing will result in job losses overall. More people produce more content to be consumed by markets that previously did not consume at all or could only afford a little.
Have you sat down with your friends for a Youtube-based rock video night yet? I have. Would have cost a fortune just five years ago, now you can do with an old TV, a laptop with an S-video cable, and some $80 speakers.
Tata shows a $2,500 car, the Nano. John Seely Brown once said that the most important effect for Western countries from globalization will be the innovation necessary to compete in markets of many individuals with little money – and how those markeds would spawn products that would then be exported to the West.
This will be a $10,000 car in Norway once you have added the 200% car import tax and transportation. Still, I would love one for driving myself and my lunch packet to work every day…..
Clayton Christensen and friends have an article out in HBR that I have been waiting for: Innovation Killers: How Financial Tools Destroy Your Capacity to Do New Things (behind paywall, unfortunately).
My esteemed colleague Vaughan Merlyn runs a BSG Concours Institute project called RLT (Reaching Level Three), based on a three-tiered model of IT-business demand-supply relations. Here is a well-written posting on IT demand and supply in capital markets.
I like this way of doing "open" research, with some of the debate taking place over the public Internet. Makes me feel less lonely here up in the chilly North… Plus, it might, over time, make the research more visible and thereby bring others into the debate.