Innovator's Dilemma in 2 minutes flat

It’s no secret I’m a Mike Masnick and TechDirt fan. He’s my second-favorite economics thinker (Umair Haque is #1), but it’s a close race. His writing on media economics, intellectual property, technology and other topics are on my must-read list every day. Recently he started doing short videos, sponsored by UPS, to illustrate many of…

The Paul F. Tompkins 300

Friend and coworker @akmayhem pointed me to a blog post by comedian Paul F. Tompkins that bears some repeating. In it, Tompkins talks about how — via Twitter and Facebook — he may have found a way around the dismal comedy club circuit and made direct connections with fans. He stumbled into it, and it’s…

Patent lawsuits = innovation tax

I love Mike Masnick. Basically, if you build anything even remotely innovative these days, you’re going to get sued for patent infringement, probably multiple times. It’s become a massive tax on innovation, rather than a lever for innovation. from: Nokia Getting Killed In The Smartphone Market… So Of Course It Sues For Patent Infringement

How did the 1993 futurists do?

The attached AT&T video has been making the rounds lately on Twitter and beyond. It’s a series of commercials broadcast in 1993 — dubbed the “You Will” campaign — centered on the notion that AT&T is working to bring you next-generation technologies and experiences. Keeping in mind these commercials were first broadcast 16 years ago…