The Only 2 Things You Need to Know About Apple Watch

A totally abbre­vi­ated post on the  Watch, mostly writ­ten just “for the record“1. I started accu­mu­lat­ing Apple stock when I saw the iPhone in NYC. AT&T sim­ply didn’t work, yet I noticed the phones every­where in spite of AT&T’s suck­i­ness. Tehni­cally, I started buy­ing Apple stock after the iPhone though. I believe you’re run­ning out of run­way to buy […]

Apple IBM Partnership: 6 Things to Consider

The Apple IBM part­ner­ship is a big deal. Of course, I have the long view. My wife laughs at my long time hori­zon all the time. In order to get a feel for why the announce­ment is such a big deal, two things are crit­i­cal to under­stand: The way enter­prises acquires, deploys, and sup­ports tech­nol­ogy (it’s like writ­ing an app — it’s one thing […]

Seriously Delta?

My beau­ti­ful wife is on the road. In fact, as I write this, she’s on her way home. I’m try­ing to decide whether or not to keep our baby awake long enough for her to see him. If everything’s on time, it won’t be a prob­lem. But any delay at all, and I’ll want to put him to […]

Burying the URL

Last week a build of Chrome got rid of the URL. It’s an exper­i­ment. How­ever unlikely bury­ing the URL is to catch on, it’ll be the time when enter­prise tech­nol­ogy goes over a cliff so high you’ll never hear Enter­prise IT’s screams. Why would Google do this? Unlike other mod­ern tech­nolo­gies that have hid­den as much com­plex­ity as pos­si­ble, web browsers […]

The Obvious Insight to Mobile Payments

Ben Thomp­son at Strat­e­ch­ery wrote a few inter­est­ing words on Mobile Pay­ments (that the NY Times sub­se­quently copied). I believe peo­ple aren’t using Mobile Wal­lets because they suck. In a world where we’re com­plain­ing about an extra click (or touch) to do some­thing in an app, how can you look at cur­rent mobile wal­lets and have any doubt about […]

A Funny Mobile Banking App Idea

I’m prob­a­bly going to offend some­one with this post. It is of course not my intent. Wouldn’t it be a cool idea for a bank to cre­ate an app that helps to min­i­mize fees. You can imag­ine they know enough about your cash flow and spend­ing habits to help you min­i­mize or elim­i­nate fees. Of course, if you pre­sented this idea to “the […]