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How the Tablet Will Change the World | Magazine
"The fact is, the way we use computers is outmoded. The graphical user interface that’s still part of our daily existence was forged in the 1960s and ’70s, even before IBM got into the PC business. Most of the software we use today has its origins in the pre-Internet era, when storage was at a premium, machines ran thousands of times slower, and applications were sold in shrink-wrapped boxes for hundreds of dollars. With the iPad, Apple is making its play to become the center of a post-PC era. But to succeed, it will have to beat out the other familiar powerhouses that are working to define and dominate the future."

[Guest essays here: http://www.wired.com/magazine/2010/03/ff_tablet_essays/all/1 ]
apple  computers  computing  ebooks  edtech  future  gadgets  tablet  tablets  gui  innovation  interface  internet  ipad  media  mobile  technology  trends  stevenjohnson  kevinkelly  nicholasnegroponte  olpc  chrisanderson  marthastewart  bobstein  jamesfallows 
april 2010 by robertogreco
Brand Noise: Talk Show Brands as Trend Beacons
"cultural zeitgeist has changed from days that spawned brands of Martha & Oprah...was trade-up...code inherent to Boomer maturation...now is trade down/downsize, deflate & make more human...supermodel popping her own pimples"
culture  change  trends  generations  simplicity  image  oprah  marthastewart  tyrabanks  branding  society  us  tv  television 
june 2008 by robertogreco

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