Posts Tagged ‘Steve Jobs’


When Less is Moore

Posted by: by John Parsons on June 24th, 2012

The rule of thumb known as Moore’s Law is at the heart of our problem of exponentially growing collections of information. Because digital capacity is supposedly doubling every 18 months, our natural inclination is to collect and process more data—because we can. Human capacity, meanwhile, does not follow such a growth curve, and the gap [...]


Digital Assistance

Posted by: by John Parsons on February 21st, 2012

Do you remember the Knowledge Navigator video? In 1987, shortly after Jobs’ first departure from Apple, the Scully regime produced this futuristic look at collaborative technology.* In hindsight, it seemed to anticipate Mosaic, WiFi, Skype/FaceTime, Siri, and many other technologies. For geeks of the Mac persuasion, it was a positive, HAL-like experience, without all the [...]


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