I typically don’t support open source technologies. They are typically unpolished, inferior products that lack good user experiences and have unfocused visions and purposes. However, in the case of virtual assistants, I think the field could benefit greatly from an open source offering. The problems with most virtual assistants come from their privacy concerns, like… Continue reading We need an open source, easy to contribute to, virtual assistant.
Month: January 2020
A reflection on Analog Concepts in a Digital World
My intent on Writing ACDW was to highlight some of the problems we are currently facing with the internet, and discuss deeper questions surrounding them. I found I have fulfilled my purpose in said experiment, and would like to see how the posed questions are answered by time.
Analog Concepts in a Digital World part 3: Centralization
One key prospect of the internet, upon its arrival, was the advent that it didn’t belong to anyone, but to everyone. However now, many are concerned that the biggest players in the centralized internet (social media) now own the web, and if you wish to gain any audience, you must sing in their hall. So,… Continue reading Analog Concepts in a Digital World part 3: Centralization
Analog Concepts in a Digital World Part 2: Scarcity
With the advent of the internet and the virtual world, scarcity is one aspect from the physical dimension many had hoped to leave behind. But alas, scarcity has meandered its way into the digital realm, and introduced another barrier into what could be an endless plane of possibility. It started out as Digital Rights Management,… Continue reading Analog Concepts in a Digital World Part 2: Scarcity
Analog Concepts in a Digital World Part 1: Animosity
Why do we wear masks? There is an inherent seduction that comes packaged with the mystique of a secret identity. We feel empowered by secrecy, it is like a drug, making us feel as if we can do anything, because no one is looking. The KKK used animosity as a weapon through hiding behind a… Continue reading Analog Concepts in a Digital World Part 1: Animosity
The future of computing through fractal geometry.
Fractal geometry, to put it simply, is the fourth dimension, it is supplementary to the first three or “euclidian” dimensions, length, width, and height, and it describes the space in between the first three dimensions. For example, a euclidian definition of a mountain would be a cone, as that can easily be translated from its… Continue reading The future of computing through fractal geometry.
After 10 years, can we finally call the iPad a computer?
10 years ago on this day, the post pc era began. At least according to Steve Jobs it did. 10 years ago, Steve Jobs sauntered onto a San Francisco stage to announce possibly the most anticipated product in his company’s history: the iPad. To Jobs, the iPad was more than just a tablet, it was… Continue reading After 10 years, can we finally call the iPad a computer?
Is it too early to ditch the iPhone’s last port?
Apple is known for making its devices as simple as possible by taking away what they deem to be unnecessary additions. This policy goes all the way back to the Mac, which didn’t feature arrow keys to push users to use the mouse. More recently, it can be seen in the removal of the headphone… Continue reading Is it too early to ditch the iPhone’s last port?
Why hasn’t Apple made a folding phone yet?
Last week the Consumer Electronics Show-Or CES for short-was held in Las Vegas. Tons of future tech products were shown off, from 5G phones, to 8K TVs, to self-driving cars, but one technology showed up the most: foldables. Dell, Huawei, and HP all showed off new foldable phones, laptops, and tablets. So if this is… Continue reading Why hasn’t Apple made a folding phone yet?
What is the future of the Mac?
The year is 1984, IBM has a tight grasp over the personal computer market, and many think it will stay that way. But then, Apple, a fledgling company with a small but loyal group of users, introduces a new personal computer, one that seeks to dethrone Big Blue as the king of the PC, and… Continue reading What is the future of the Mac?