There’s Nothing Wrong with Apple’s 30 Percent

Much electronic ink has already been spilled over Apple’s decision to make in-app subscription purchasing available — at a 30% fee. I’m about to spill some more. Today’s open letter from Readability re-stokes the controversy as it claims that Software-as-a-Service providers are now ensnared in the new policy, not just media publishers and content providers….

For Me, CES About People

The sheer size of the annual Consumer Electronics Show makes it a spectacle to behold. Company “booths” can cost millions of dollars to create and seem to consume as much floor space as a football field. One can spend hours walking the show floor only to discover that the surface has barely been scratched. For…


The Perils of Platform Proliferation

In my early years of engagement with technology in the 1980’s, there were quite a few platforms available. A wide variety of operating systems and hardware providers battled for prominence in the marketplace. If you’re of a certain age, you may smile or cringe as you think back to names like Commodore 64, Apple II, Macintosh, TRS-80, Tandy 1000, IBM PC Jr., and Amiga. And that’s just a few of the more consumer-friendly offerings in the marketplace!