Running | Technology

We Met Online

Although I’m a proponent of social media, I don’t believe that communicating online replaces real world interaction. That’s why it was nice to finally meet Dan York in person last weekend. It underscores the value of face-to-face conversation over mere bits and bytes. Of course, we met online and ended up arranging to meet online….

Business | Technology

The Web Platform Fallacy

In recent years, we have heard much talk of services like Facebook, Twitter, Salesforce and others being “platforms.” The implication is that they are much like operating systems like Windows, Linux, or OS/X where developers can build applications on top of them. And that’s true, at least in a technical sense. The problem is that…