Excellent infographic summarizing the crafting of the web as we know it today, courtesy of Vitamin T and An Event Apart. Strange to see how ancient in internet terms Opera’s – my browser of choice for 14 years – pedigree is, yet how limited its appeal. Consistently the fastest, yet most have not even heard of it.
Month: October 2011
My last lecture for the Global Networks subject. I am discussing the arrival of the internet of things, and use some examples of early internet of things implementations from the Toyota Friend, through the Android Open Accessory dev kit, to Tales of Things and Itizen. I then discuss what it means for our notions of identity, privacy, and sociality when objects become active interlocutors and content producers in online conversations.
Prezi from my lecture last week on the battle between Apple and Google for the future of the mobile internet. I am drawing short histories of both companies, and then concentrating on the importance of the mobile internet, and the strategies of both companies for dominating it. I discuss Apple’s closed garden model, and Google’s attempts to keep Android an open system; the short OODA loop of open networks and why this will always be an overwhelming advantage; and the pluses and minuses of both systems in terms of security, user comfort, and freedom.
My little boy is now one year old. What a wonderful feeling to have witnessed that year!
My son, tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito, quam tua te Fortuna sinet.