The Mobile Revolution Has Only Just Begun

Finally, there’s a number that says something useful about the mobile revolution. A newly released global survey finds that an average consumer puts an implied value of $6,000 on their smartphone. That single number explains all the other engineering-centric statistics that are thrown around about this domain, from the rapidity of adoption to megabytes of wireless bandwidth…

Technology’s Promises And Perils For 2015

“Technology matters because it is inseparable from being human.”   So wrote historian David Nye a few years ago in a marvelous short book, Technology Matters. Lists about the state of technology are arguably amongst the most important in the pantheon of year-end lists that fill cyberspace and paper news at this time of the year. Technology…

Tesla Derangement Syndrome

The Tesla is no mere car.  It is a movement.  One prominent investment analyst told me he was subjected to a — to use the indelicate Scottish phrase – ‘shite’-storm the likes of which he’d never experienced when he’d issued an unenthusiastic analysis of Tesla.