The GM Corvette and the Apple Mac Pro Have Much in Common

6:29 PM, Mar. 15th, 2013 · · Particle Debris

Building a

Companies that claim they make the very best product of its kind but then waffle on selling low volume, premium, awe inspiring, likely very expensive high end products will implicitly lose credibility. That seems to be the discussion around the Mac Pro lately. Will Apple's next Mac Pro light the world on fire? Or just be a case of slash and burn?

Worry About Facebook, Not Skynet

3:40 PM, Mar. 1st, 2013 · · Particle Debris

Facebook? Skynet?

It requires a clear, articulate presentation to properly enumerate the perils of Facebook. A CNN author, who has quit Facebook, has done just that. He tells a story that's worse than you ever could have thought.

We’ve Changed and Grown. Apple’s iOS Hasn’t

5:30 PM, Feb. 15th, 2013 · · Particle Debris

The maturation of iOS

There comes a time when an OS has to make a quantum leap. Mac OS 9 led to Mac OS X. Then, OS X went from being a very nifty UNIX OS with a great GUI in Snow Leopard to a modern, mobility and socially oriented OS in Mountain Lion.  Things remain the same until it's time for a change. John Martellaro thinks iOS may be in that boat right now.

4 Big Reasons People Love to Hate Apple

3:45 PM, Feb. 8th, 2013 · · Particle Debris

4 Reasons People Hate Apple

Apple is a very visible and successful company. As a result, everyone who pays an attention to the company has an opinion about Apple. Emotional opinions. And basking in the glory of Apple with seething opinions is the Thing To Do. That, however, doesn't relate to Apple's goals or insights into the company very well.

Apple May be Reluctant to Revitalize the Mac

5:11 PM, Feb. 1st, 2013 · · Particle Debris

Is the Mac dying?

Part of being a high technology consumer electronics company is creating a sense of excitement and possibility for our technical future. Many, many Mac customers, perhaps 60 million active users, look to Apple to lay out a vision for their future. But is Apple too obsessed with mobility to take a stand there?

Armchair Quarterbacks Dictate to Tim Cook & Always Lose

4:30 PM, Jan. 25th, 2013 · · Particle Debris

Armchair quarterbacking Apple

No one understands Apple's customers and the company's sales figures better than Tim Cook.  No one understands the build and inventory process better than Tim Cook. And yet, many seem to be flowing with the technical currents sweeping the Internet. The disconnect couldn't be greater as Tim Cook continues his attempts to instruct us.

The Internet is Already Altering Human Evolution

5:37 PM, Jan. 11th, 2013 · · Particle Debris

As Internet technologies rapidly morph and develop, the human interaction with the Internet has to change as well.  At first, that means the adoption of certain technologies. In the early days, it was browsers and email, then personal habits and work strategies, then apps and tablets, and then, perhaps, intelligent agents to help us leverage or interaction with all the software thrown at us. It's already happening.