Even as Apple’s final event of 2020 gradually becomes a speck in the rearview mirror, I can’t help continually thinking about the new M1 chip that debuted there. I am, at heart, an optimist when it comes to technology and its impact on society. And my excitement about the new Apple Silicon is not tied … Continue reading Steve Jobs’s last gambit: Apple’s M1 Chip
San Francisco was a very bleak place in the aftermath of the dot.com meltdown that began in the spring of 2000. Every single day of that summer I woke up to the news of more layoffs, more shutdowns, and a general sense of despondency which only got worse when the tragic morning of September 11, … Continue reading Why every tech downturn has a silver lining
Disruptions, downturns, and recessions make the weak weaker and the strong stronger. It was true centuries ago, and it is true today. The 2001 downturn turned telecom and cable giants into the Internet’s gatekeepers. Microsoft emerged victorious with its Internet Explorer. During the 2008 financial crisis, when cash was king, the big banks — JP … Continue reading The inevitable has happened.