Category: Prediction

Gigapixel images

Your camera takes megapixel images. A single screen resolution of 1024×768 is 786,000 pixels or almost a megapixel. This resolution is great for everyday viewing and gives you enough resolution to produce a decent 4×6″ print.  Common wisdom is that past a certain number of pixels it just doesn’t matter. Who needs a 20 megapixel […]

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Data and bandwidth are going to be free

The price per megabyte of storage and data transfer is going to approach a per user cost that is less then the value of one advertisement per year. Assume that a typical user generates 5mb of content per day. I may generate more from photos while most of my relatives will generate far less. Over […]

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Google maps prediction

Google maps is providing a new tool to allow users to view and search for maps in an amazing and dynamic way. If you haven’t seen it you can check it out here: http://maps.google.com. In other news Google recently purchased a company called Keyhole that shows images from space of the world. It doesn’t take […]

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Application design for mobile phones

I love designing applications for mobile phones. It forces you to think about the essential features. Often times this is exactly the type of design you want on larger applications but it’s tougher to convince clients that the application gets better when you take away features. Many larger applications can learn from this. Do one […]

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Google prediction part 2

So on 2/18/05 I predicted that Google maps would add satellite images from their Keyhole company. Just two months later my prediction comes true: http://maps.google.com. The interface is very simple and allows you to either view the maps on google or the satellite images. The interface is fully functional between maps directions, and the drag-to-scroll […]

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Apple’s Tablet, Slate, Canvas, Taplet

Tablet style computing has been one of the most failed technologies ever. History is full of examples of similar devices that have crashed and burned. 1950’s Styalator electronic tablet, 1960’s RAND Tablet and Dynabook. Various generations of Apple Newton devices, Microsoft Slate’s and Windows for Pen based computers. Even the Kindle that has sold about 1.5 […]

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Vod Casting – video on demand

Many people have now heard of the term PodCasting but broadcasting audio to your iPod is just the beginning. The next wave of content will be brought to your TV, on demand. The new underground word of the day is VOD-casting the VOD stands for Video on demand and in the next 5 years it […]

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Why the iPad will succeed and fail

Why it will succeed The iPad will crush the Kindle market.  It’s cooler, slicker, has a color screen and will have thousands of apps at lau nch. While people can read books and newspapers the bulk of the interesting content is on the web and the web is much better on the iPad then the […]

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GoogleNet, more likely GoogleHosting

A recent article in Business2.0 claims that Google is building a massive network in order to give people free wireless.  This article is a total puff piece. It’s true that Google has been buying dark fiber networks for the past year but the assertion that it’s for free wi-fi is groundless. I believe Google is buying […]

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Visual TrackPad of tomorrow

Apple released a product that was decidedly un-magical when it released the Magic Trackpad. Despite the use of the word “Magic” the device was really just a big trackpad with nothing to amaze or delight the end-user.  The battery charger that comes with it was more impressive. The true trackpad of tomorrow would have the […]

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