Would I seriously consider buying a tablet that:
Is light in weight Has an elegant, sleek and sturdy design Runs office Where
the cover morphs on to be the keyboard Is attractively priced Has an
acceptable battery life
You bet I would.
And, I am not alone in this – there are so many people who have voiced the
Microsoft has demonstrated point (1) & (2), has definitely promised (3) & (4)
and has hinted (5) & (6). Will they be able to deliver? We have to wait and
#1 Microsoft has definitely created a buzz and a sense of anticipation
If you are a developer could you afford to ignore such a platform?
Especially, when all the applications that you develop will run not only on
the Windows 8 laptop and desktop but also on the Windows 8 Phone.
Add to that the fact that Microsoft application development environment has
always been the easiest to lear... (more)
The record of Facebook so far is impressive … in fact it is unprecedented.
Facebook with $40 billion valuation & 500 million users – Mark Elliot
Zuckerberg, the youngest billionaire & Time “person of the year” … the
list goes on. So, where does Facebook go from here? Are we looking at the tip
of the iceberg or are we standing at the top of Mt Everest?
Here is a 2007 May Fast Company article – Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg:
Hacker. Dropout. CEO. It makes interesting reading. The article goes on to
says “…TechCrunch posted documents said to be a part of an internal
valuation of Faceb... (more)
To build and maintain applications required to reach out to you customer
through Mobile & Smart phone is expensive.
Why? Because of platform proliferation. Because of quick technology
obsolescence. (See this)
Management perception compounds the problem.
Anybody, not intimately familiar with this technical challenge, perceives
that the effort of developing a mobile application should be proportional to
the size of the screen. In other words, since mobile screen is much smaller
than a PC or a Laptop screen, the effort required for developing application
should also be proportiona... (more)
In the morning, I opened today’s Times of India, Bangalore edition and on
page 18 I found an article on “Gartner Hype Cycle of Emerging Technologies
2009″. There is no copyright notice. It appears as it some reported has
picked up the graphics from the web and written the article. So, this may be
a case of copyright infringement.
You can access it here –
and select page 18.
I had come across a post by Neville Hobson (2nd August) on Gartner restricts
usage of hype cycle g... (more)
If you are a pragmatist, I'm sure you would like make your technology
investment decision after discounting all the hype that surrounds the
emerging technologies. The task is not easy since among all the hype around
the new technologies a real inflection point may be hiding – and you
definitely don't want to miss that. What is the best way to do it?
You should start by asking the following questions:
What are the specific trigger points that started the hype? How much has the
technology moved in last one year? If the current trend continues then where
will it be in one year time?... (more)