The Winning Species

This better species had now reached a critical mass in the technology ecosystem and is rapidly eliminating inferior variants or transferring it’s genes to them. How long will it take for this superior species to kill off all the others? It might take a while, but the evolution is unstoppable.

Smart Location, Smart Phone Success?

Nokia’s new Silicon Valley headquarters in Sunnyvale are equidistant from Google and Apple’s headquarters. It’s just a coincidence, of course, but I’m sure the Finnish giant wishes some of the success these local companies enjoy in the smart phone market will rub off on it.

The Twitter Cellular Automaton

The magic of Twitter is in its ability to draw more and more people in with a vague promise of building their digital brand and having an audience. People are indeed drawn in en masse, and the snowball keeps rolling. This enables grand ideas like using the vast stream of Tweets for searching content on the web and zillions of other uses… Twitter is turning us into a huge cellular automaton. Each cell (=twitter user) acts according to a very simple set of rules.

The Midlife Crisis Conundrum

The midlife crisis is a direct result of the middle class syndrome. Unable to relieve the peer pressure completely, middle classers sooner or later rebel in the only way they know (and can afford to) – spending a sizeable chunk of money on some item they don’t need, which reminds them of their long gone youth.

10 Lessons Learned from Sorting Screws

After who-knows-how-many years of collecting screws, nuts, washers, nails, and other metal nicknacks, I finally decided to sort them all out and put them in nice little drawers. The task was formidable – I estimated the number of items at more than 10,000. Picking them all up one by one and placing each one in the right drawer would take forever, so I had to come up with a quicker strategy. As it turns out, the strategy came about after I already started, and this in fact is lesson one.