Slightly uneven since 2005.

The Lines Worth Reading Between

Apple’s latest earnings have an interesting note: their research spending is the highest it’s been since 2006. Research and development is a fancy business way of saying “doing new things.” When my previous employer entered the great recession of 2008, the plan to weather…

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Sad Lyrics Over Uplifting Chords

I like Owl City. This is independent of my appreciation for Owl City. At their best, Owl City has a tendency to take me back to the late nights in my humid converted-attic bedroom the summer before my sophomore year of high school. To sum up a thousand-word essay in…

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I Like To Appreciate

I appreciate a lot of things, and I like a lot of things. They are not necessarily the same things. In my personal dictionary, when I appreciate something it is usually on its more concrete qualities. I appreciate the workmanship of a well-built desk. I appreciate the fuel efficiency of…

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The New Television

It was a little over a year ago that Netflix CEO Reed Hastings laid out their strategy: “The goal is to become HBO faster than HBO can become us.” I would argue that this has happened. They’ve surpassed HBO in number of (paying) subscribers, essentially proving the market for…

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To Learn and Understand

I am a big picture thinker and a perpetual dreamer. I love taking an idea and fleshing out the concept, and I'm continually inspired by the potential that today's technology affords. If I'm in a room with a like-minded person, things can really take off. So what would happen if…

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Looking To 2014

Brittany does this every year, and it’s a good idea. What was the single best thing that happened this past year? Publishing my first iPhone app. What was the single most challenging thing that happened? Getting laid off 2 weeks into the year. What was an unexpected joy this…

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Why Apple Should Not Buy Nintendo

They really shouldn't. I want to set expectations up front, and when you're talking about either Apple or Nintendo, people (myself included) are going to have Opinions. But let's back up a bit first. The ideal A good merger is one where the whole is greater than the sum of…

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