Progressive Proselytizing: Tech on the Side: Skeumorphism and round smartwatches

It appears as if Samsung’s next smartwatch is going to follow the Moto 360 in having a round face. This is an examples of short term thinking and skeumorphism gone horribly wrong. The concept of skeumorphism in technology refers to using designs that were needed in older technology, but are no longer relevant today. The ...

Progressive Proselytizing: Tech on the Side: Skeumorphism and round smartwatches

It appears as if Samsung’s next smartwatch is going to follow the Moto 360 in having a round face. This is an examples of short term thinking and skeumorphism gone horribly wrong. The concept of skeumorphism in technology refers to using designs that were needed in older technology, but are no longer relevant today. The ...

Progressive Proselytizing: Tech on the Side: Business Models vs Capabilities

One of the most fascinating aspect of following technology is not just the speed at which the technologies themselves change. It is that the shifts are so large and so fast that business models need to get changed on the fly. Many of the biggest battles in tech are not battles between products, as it ...

Eclectic Lip: A patent app mishap

I hope that if/when this patent application gets granted, they update the title…  otherwise, someone at Samsung will have some ‘splaining to do!

Carbon49 - Sustainability for Canadian businesses: Green R&D: Companies Betting Big On Green Innovation

The Green Transition Scoreboard reports that $241 billion was recently invested in green R&D by large multinationals like Samsung, General Electric, and Nissan and smaller companies like Owens Corning, Cree, and First Solar. Companies around the world are recognizing a tremendous opportunity as we shift from a dirty fossil fuel-based economy into a cleaner, greener future. ...

PoliTeching: News Roundup: Patent Circus; Android’s Security Flaw

In a demonstration of the ridiculousness of our current patent law, Apple is using patent to stifle competition and innovation. In Apple’s claim against one of Android tablet maker Motorola, it does not even have anything to do with hardware or software but only with the aesthetic effect. Apple managed to get injunction against Samsung’s ...

the reeves report: The Politics of Wind Power: Liberals look to ‘John Tory’ Tim Hudak

Wind Turbine Protest at Queen's Park – Image Courtesy of Wind Concerns Ontario The Ontario Liberals sent a message to the future this week: it warned Conservative Premier Tim Hudak that if he wants to keep his absurd, long-standing promise to put a moratorium on all wind turbine farms in Ontario, that he would have ...

John Laforet - President - Wind Concerns Ontario: Coal and Racism as Political Weapons in Dalton McGuinty’s Ontario

Surprised to see coal and racism have anything to do with each other? Welcome to Dalton McGuinty’s Ontario. Disagree with him and you’re a coal loving, puppy kicking, candy stealing from a child, racist. You probably want to close hospitals and schools too. The wind industry and it’s political supporters (and donation recipients) at the ...

John Laforet - President - Wind Concerns Ontario: Wind Welfare Warriors Just Don’t Get It (But Thank God They’re Losing)

I would be lying if I said I was surprised the Ontario Liberals and their paid for lackeys at the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association and Environmental Defense had conniption fits and went to the Twitter-verse to vent their spleens about how awful/ignorant/evil/cruel anyone who would dare get in the way of their access to our ...