2014: Everybody has an opinion, warranted or not, about everything.

iOS 8 update may be too big for your iPhone or iPad

When iPhone 6 was announced, I was really hoping they’d make 32 gb the default config. Apple kinda blew it here… This is bad for users, developers and Apple (although they must make a killing @ 16 gb).

Daring Fireball: Apple Watch: Initial Thoughts and Observations

"If you buy a $6,000 mechanical watch and take care of it, you can expect it to outlive you and become a family heirloom… A Rolex purchased in 2007 is every bit as good today as it was then… 

An iPhone purchased in 2007 is 85 times slower in CPU performance than an iPhone 6.”

What I Got Wrong About Apple Watch - stratechery by Ben Thompson

I find the discussion around the Apple Watch way more interesting than the watch itself.

(I don’t have a significant urge to have any device around my wrist but then again no one needed smartphones in 2006)

Why I Just Asked My Students To Put Their Laptops Away…

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the value of unitasking and my appetite for technology and came across this article.

"The industry has committed itself to an arms race for my students’ attention, and if it’s me against Facebook and Apple, I lose."

There’s nothing earth shattering here but this piece carries particular weight to me given how much of a champion for technology and the free internet Clay Shirky has been. The rider vs elephant analogy is quite apt.

Why Amazon Has No Profits (And Why It Works)

Benedict Evans (along with Ben Thompson and John Siracusa, see this and this) are probably my favourite people in tech right. He gives business-speak a mainstream context.

He nails it here.

Once you know your exact priorities (and their exact trade-offs/compromises), the decisions become eas(ier).

Life = Economics.

Felicity Jones is photographed for a Portrait Session at the 2014 Toronto Film Festival on September 6, 2014 in Toronto, Ontario.


(Source: feli-smoak)

The Tim Ferriss Show: Interview of Kevin Kelly, Co-Founder of WIRED, Polymath, Most Interesting Man In The World? | The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss

Epic three part interview with Kevin Kelly, co-founder of Wired (link).

I remember listening to this on a drive to Toronto and not being able to sleep that night because I was so inspired. Kevin Kelly is truly an enlightened individual. Outstanding stuff.