Happy 25th Birthday NCSA Mosaic

On November 11, 1993, I was working at Adobe Systems in tech support for Photoshop. It was the afternoon and I took a break to walk down to the mailroom and check my mail. There waiting for me was the … [Read more...]

Connected Age Podcast – Introduction

Welcome to the Connected Age Podcast. This show, as on the blog, explores the digital connective tissue that binds us all. We'll take a look at social media, gadgets, the internet of things, and other … [Read more...]

Apple Retail Store Redesign an Incredible Statement of Brand

Apple this year has begun redesigning their retail stores in a bold and dramatic new way. These stores are not just places to buy things, but express a feeling of community. Apple has always had Fan … [Read more...]

Apple Favors YouTubers over Traditional Press for iPhone X

Apple has taken a distinctly different tack on iPhone X marketing this year and it really speaks to the ongoing changes in media and marketing. For the newest iPhone, Apple only gave early review … [Read more...]

Acer Chromebook R13 – The Future of Chromebooks

Welcome back to the Chromebook Chronicles. So much has happened since we last talked. Chromebooks are doing well and have grown in acceptance as a traditional laptop alternative. This is especially … [Read more...]

Don’t Cry for Columbia House

There was a time in the 90's when Columbia House ruled. Big ads in most every popular magazine you opened promised 8 CDs for a dollar. Who could resist? Of course, after your 8 CDs, you were enrolled … [Read more...]

Connected World Radio – Is Twitter Dead?

Short answer, no. Long answer, it's just different. On this show,  talk about the differences between social networks and how it all applies to your business. Listen To The Show! … [Read more...]

How to Talk to Mark Cuban

Not long ago, I was reading a Facebook post from Guy Kawasaki. If you don't know, Guy was the first evangelist at Apple and has gone on to do many other cool things in tech. He is an author and … [Read more...]

Microsoft Gets Smart in Opening Office

Among the bigger problems Microsoft has had over the years is being very insular and proprietary. Their idea of "getting" the Internet was creating a web browser and buying Skype. But their core apps, … [Read more...]

Toshiba Chromebook 2 – The Ultimate Chromebook

It was a bit over a year ago that I moved to the Chromebook platform for my laptop needs. I went with the Toshiba Chromebook at the time, which was the only 13" Chromebook with an Intel processor. I … [Read more...]