Which lesson should the technology field take from architecture: modernist efficiency or ‘living structure’?
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The late Christopher Alexander’s groundbreaking work on patterns has informed the development of technology for decades, but it’s the architect’s later work that holds the key to a healthier digital life.
Despite its ‘innovator’ status, Apple usually wasn’t the first one to offer groundbreaking new features. But it knew how to adopt existing features in groundbreaking ways.
Fruitarianism is one of the most restrictive diet choices available.
A fruitarian diet is a more restrictive form of veganism, and not one to be recommended.
Creators will now have the option to require a payment for audiences to access their content on Apple’s platform.
Podcasting exploded due to the lack of gatekeepers. Now big tech companies are starting to act like traditional media networks, signing popular hosts to exclusive contracts and establishing paywalls.
Old meets new as Woody and Buzz become friends in the original Toy Story (1995).
The film about old toys and new turns 25 this year. Heralded as the first computer animated film, a re-examination indicates it was cautiously innovative rather than a complete break with the past.
Centre stage: Google CEO Sundar Pichai.
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Tech companies use product launches to position themselves as the heroes of the digital revolution.
Some will point to Apple’s lost talisman as the reason for the company’s current woes. They needn’t bother.
Senior leaders need to move beyond design thinking as it’s often introduced in non-design-savvy settings, like business schools, and get to deep design thinking that inspires and ultimately produces results.
Leaders in private and public organizations should seek creative problem-solving skills to better innovate. Design thinking may be the answer.
A street art mural representing the innovative scientist Marie Curie, by French graffiti mural artist C215 (Christian Guemy) in Vitry-sur-Seine, France, on 24 Dec 2015.
To become a successful innovator, follow Marie Curie, Mahatma Gandhi and today’s female social entrepreneurs – focus on ideas and social value, not money.
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Silicon Valley’s chip supplier de choix scored a massive own goal with smartphones. If it has got driverless cars wrong too, it could be goodnight Santa Clara.
Laurene Powell Jobs, founder and chair of the Emerson Collective.
There are some benefits to the uptick in billionaire newspaper and magazine owners, who can weather short-term losses for the sake of long-term gains. But whose interests are really being served?
Society needs intelligent and mature leaders. Acquiring such skills is a lifelong process.
World’s biggest company … and still growing.
Apple is already the biggest company in the world and looks set to grow even faster in the future. Is that necessarily a good thing?
Michael Fassbender playing Steve Jobs.
The latest Steve Jobs film does not shy away from showing the darker sides of his character and the cult of leadership that surrounded him.
The dreaded blue screen of death has become so ubiquitous it’s now fodder for comedy.
What is it about modern digital technology that inspires suspicion rather than trust?
Violators will be rewarded.
An extraordinary decade of change has ensured there is now no clear blue water around any business sector.
The actions of cells underpin new thinking about pancreatic cancer, which took the life of Apple’s Steve Jobs.
Pancreatic cancer is a devastating disease. With a ten-year survival rate of just 1%, it has the poorest prognosis of all solid tumours. The main reason for this is that tumours of the pancreas largely…
Apple chief Tim Cook has dismissed ‘Haunted Empire’ as “nonsense”.
The American reviews of Yukari Iwatani Kane’s book Haunted Empire: Apple After Steve Jobs have not been kind. Having covered Apple for three years as a journalist at the Wall Street Journal, Kane would…
Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak both dabbled in hacking.
There is some controversy about what we mean by the word “hacker”. Historically, and as far back as the 1960s, a hacker was someone who was an expert programmer. But today, it is a word generally used…
Fetishes come in many forms, and often in small packages.
If you’re reading this, Apple thanks you. So does the Air Aroma scent marketing company and the Australian artist collective Greatest Hits. They’re thanking you for the free advertising supplied by this…