That iPhone is Outmoded

Shout to Squagles!  Square Bagles!

The iPhone won’t make it to the future.  Sure it’s Apple’s cash cow right now but I see it going away in importance over the next couple of years.

Think about Apple current main product …

Humanity Becoming Pixelated

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Oh the humanity of a hand puppet, fake blood, and animal entrails.


The tech takeover is something we’ve been watching for decades now, and with regards to audio production and socializing I get preachy about how much we’ve lost.

Here’s …

The Logical End of Social Media

Tribalism based on opinion and politics. It’s inevitable.

It could abolish the economy. It could crush the democracy. It could trample on the constitution and bill of rights.

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30 years ago I was fascinated by the internet and what it …

Music Hoarding Future

OK I’m doing some serious internet-style scientific research (aka asking friends) on the future of buying music, discussed in this post. Here’s a few ideas so far on the future of music product packaging:

Idea 1-  The “All of …

Human Touches Computer, Computer Reacts

We all see pictures & commercials about smartphones. Some of us read specs and/or post opinions on the internet about the phone market. But very few study how we interact with the machine. People studying human-human interaction probably outnumber people …

iPhone as Medical Tricorder

The future is all around us. Our cars will probably never fly, but man we are getting some interesting tech in the last 5 years, driven largely by the worldwide adoption of iOS devices loaded with sensors and the software …

Your Password Or Your Soul

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Will there be life after passwords? We are currently drowning in them – some more than others. A fella like me might need to enter 50 different passwords of increasing complexity just to get by a week in 2014.

It’s …

HUD FUD

Heads Up Displays: Fear Uncertainty & Doubt. Seems as though the future is here now, and it kinda sucks.

We have predicted in-eye HUD’s for decades now. But it was for fiction and hollywood visuals, not day to day life. …

Is This The iPhone Replacement?

Another good iWatch story, talking rumors and potential developments. Here’s my previous thoughts on it from last year.

I think the golden era for the smart phone is dwindling. They will probably never go away but (given skype, facetime, …

Facebook Is Also Tracking What You Don’t Do

It’s kind of obvious at this point that Facebook is storing, packaging, and selling every bit of data you give them while you use their “free service” to connect with your family, friends, and whatever.

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I think most people get …

Big Dumb Droids

Those giant Android tab-phone things with the super bright low-res screens are pretty annoying. Everyone thinks they are the UPS guy walking around with those plastic monsters.

Choice is good, so I don’t want everyone with the same kind of …

ACLU Study Says Police Cameras Create Database of Our Movements

Ah great:

ACLU Study Says Police Cameras Create Database of Our Movements – Slashdot.

The Cops Are Tracking My Car and Yours – Ars Technica.

I always wanted to see someone (else!) do an experiment with the traffic …

Pippin 1996 Time Machine

17 years ago Apple tried to combine a computer and a video game for the living room. It sold nearly 0 copies although it was an interesting attempt. Check out the early tour of the machine:

Check out the full …

Does It Talk?

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I want one and so does the rest of the family.

The new Mac Pro has been teased. It’s been nearly 10 years since they’ve come out with a new case for their most powerful workstation, and they didn’t disappoint …

Greetings To The Future

Frank Zappa, what would you like to tell the people of earth in the year 3000?

Google Maps Personalization Will Hurt…

Google Maps personalization will hurt public space and engagement. – Slate Magazine.uh uh

Happy 30th Internet!

Happy belated 30th birthday to the modern internet!

In 1982, Vint Cerf and his team at ARPANET had a problem. They had roughly 1,000 servers spread around america trying to network with each other. The addressing and networking protocols they …

Robots and Shredded Books

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That and more are predicted for the year 2000 in a fascinating postcard set illustrated around 1900. French culture at the time was intrigued by science fiction and futurism, so a company commissioned a few artists to draw 100 …

I Support Pono

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Neil getting full balanced goodness into his ears

I love this idea.

Neil Young finally got his wish to attempt to restore audio fidelity to our lives. They are calling the thing Pono and most of the press reports …

We Are Definitely Being Tracked

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It’s been happening for years. Much of it was enabled using this technology you are looking at now (http, html, etc.).

But the big difference now is the slow but steady increase in shared data. Let me explain. …

Bout To Get Weird

Robot cars now officially legal in California.

In The Future There Will Be Quiet Riots

Aw yeah get your 1985 hairspray out, I’m going on a cheese binge! These guys were the best hair metal band of all time, great musicians, decent songs, good sense of humor…


I think since the lead singer Kevin Dubrow …

Surface Thoughts

Lots of discussion around about the new tablet coming out from Microsoft. They are calling it the Surface and while competing with the iPad, they are taking a fundamentally different approach to the device.

Philosophically, MS has shown their usual …

That’s Not Even A Real Puppy

Haha good advert from Toyota, co-produced by Fahqfasse Bookman and Collinwood Sun 😉

Facebook and the Rise of the Idiots

Snark. Smart ass. Quick. Whoa. Fail.


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Anyone who runs their personal life through facebook is kind of an idiot. Break the grip of the snarky randomness! Try actual content and contact again. Keep your business private! Pick up your damn …

Mobile Crystal Ball

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OK, quick hit, how I see the next 2 years playing out in the critical mobile OS area:

Microsoft buys or otherwise takes over Research In Motion and quickly picks up corporate market share by building a direct bridge from …

On The Surface

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On the surface the new Microsoft tablet announcement is intriguing. Called “Surface”, it’s going to be made by Microsoft (like Zune and XBox), runs Windows 8, comes with a built in film-keyboard cover and kickstand, and has a standard USB …

My First Apple Prediction

Ya right, but it is one of my first published. Just off the top of my head, I’ll post my announcement prediction before they get to announcin’:

  1. iOS 6 will ship this summer. New features include Apple-built mapping with some

Facebook Sees The Shark

I have been observing the growth of Facebook in the social space for years now, and after growing more and more frustrated at the ‘facebook effect’ taking place online I’ve decided to start posting about it. My fear is that …

Replacement Theory

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I’ve never been clear on the difference in “replace” and “displace”, I just know that tablets are the future and people who degrade them as faddish or toys are in denial. I type this before hitting the dictionary to see….…

Smart, Very Smart

Building walls based on animal skin. Cool & Smart. We will never run out of better models and better design when looking to nature. Considering that the buildings we build account for over 50% of the pollution we poison ourselves …

Sandbots!

Imagine if each tiny little block of something was actually a smart object (meaning it has a CPU, input & output), and that these blocks worked as a group to reposition themselves. Sort of like lego’s that build themselves. Cool

Stop Using Facebook To Login To Other Sites

If you love or hate Facebook, never visit or live on it – that’s fine by me. Waste your time however you see fit. But please don’t contribute to Facebook ruining the internet as I know it. Using a Facebook

Solar Panel Breakthrough

Solar panel made with ion cannon is cheap enough to challenge fossil fuels. Good news on the alternative power front — anything to help us get some nearly free energy.

Seems to me that anything that gets us using …

Introducing The Spiderbots

No they are not from Mars. Here’s an extended piece I have worked on for many years: Music for Spiderbots, in Three Parts. Na zdrowie!

An Update On The Human-Robot Competition

Hello humans. I have two items I’d like to brief you about. As always – be vigilant. Robots are not to be trusted.

The Squishy Robot has no skeleton and can crawl (shimmy?) underneath small spaces.

Then there’s this scary

Data Mining Your Past, Present, & Future

Lots of privacy-politics news lately: First off our good buddies at Facebook want even more information, and will happily put it on a timeline and sell it to the highest bidder for you.


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If you find this a little …

The Microsoft Copy Machine

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I’ve been following the Windows8/Metro debut online and it struck me that this is one of the largest examples of Microsoft being a “me-too” type of company I’ve seen in a while, complete with a fatal flaw in their copied …

Touch the Music

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Here’s a nice overview article on some of the tech that’s changing music making, particularly the iPad. As someone who’s produced several tracks with just a laptop, an interface, a mic, and a midi board, this is a big change. …

The Self-Powered Future

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Self-powering feels good. Sustainability feels good. It’s not always easy or even cheaper, but it does feel good to *not* waste. I get that buzz when I ride my bike. People who farm/garden/build their natural environment feel it. I’ve never …

Progress, Washington, Same Sentence

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Obama just did this: More than doubled the required average fleet MPG by 2025 for US automakers.

Lots of info there —basically each car company has a range of vehicles. Those vehicles all have a miles per gallon score. …

They Predicted My Daily Existence 45 Years Ago

Who sits around all day staring blankly into a variety of screens pushing buttons, generally spending the day watching video, browsing pointless crap, and viewing how far in debt they are?

Who does that? C’mon it’s 2011. We do that …

The Shock Frontier

The future is now: Introducing the TV that watches you.

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The iOS as Timecoded Vinyl

Wow, sometimes I think that iOS will control most of our lives.

Here is another tool that currently requires specialized, expensive hardware to operate, reduced to an iOS app and some sticky tape!

Could the iPhone/iPod touch replace DJs’ timecoded

Crawling Into the 21st Century

The old industrial city where I was born hit it’s industrial peak anywhere from 40 to 100 years ago, depending on who you ask and how you count.

Regardless, it’s been a while since this place has cracked the Top …

Why iRight on iPad

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I said “Wow those things are gonna be everywhere”, and just a year later I think about half of my extended family has one. And these are people who are not necessarily mac people, some not even technology people in …

Future Shock!

Video from Apple lovers in Hong Kong:

A celebration of tech success or a warning for the future? Can salvation be achieved with a touch interface? Does my life insurance protect me in case I’m killed by robots?

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Can The World Wait Another __ Years?


The lyric to Roaming Crazy‘s Stares 2020 goes “Can the world wait another seven years?”.

Good to know if we make it another 7+ we will have some help with our morning pills, haha



These Are Not The Droids You’re Looking For

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{( WAVE ?)}. ?Jedi Magic or Near Field Communication? We shall find out soon.

I already have friends calling me my mispronounced Apple-Speech name so it should be something to see the rollout – nothing like a misfire on your …

Ezzy mobiles and bits


I think we are nearing a completely mobile time.

Portability and availability combine with convenience and give us … me in the park on a sunny Sunday afternoon still managing to hit the net with some postpost.

I don’t get …

Touching on the Pad

The ipad is gonna be everywhere in 1-2 years. All those people saying “how could I replace my laptop with that” are lying about how much work they do. Most people I know spend at least 75% of their …

Stardate 1272010

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better start saving, you know you are gonna get pad envy…

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10 Years Later…

There is something beyond the base –
Perhaps it is simple math
done by moving the decimal

Maybe it is as obvious as the 10 digits hanging
at the end of our arms when we are born.
Does someone missing …