As the Android Turns
As the Android Turns
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Wow, this is pretty amazing. Top Android exec splitting, the CEO ditched his wife to start dating the android dude‘s girlfriend. The article doesn‘t comment on the fact that the Android guy is going to a Chinese phone maker.
Remember the expression ‘the acorns don‘t fall far from the tree?‘ DEC spawned a ton of companies right around its trunk.
The problem with open source is the acorn leaves not with some DNA, but a complete copy of everything. Doubt that Chinese company would be hiring that dude unless they wanted him to do a fork.
I have said this before, but I have to say I don‘t get Android. What is the thinking here? Claim more seats, and thus victory, but the seats are all from different balkanized competitors who ultimately are eating each other for the lowest margin part of the market. The fate Jobs wanted to impose has just been unfolding on its own, according to the logic Christensen talks about in Innovator's Dilemma
Speaking of Goog‘s innovations, that pay per gaze patent that makes you want to pour a tall one and unwind with Brave New World . I love how this article about it starts by noting that there are no current plans to put ads into glasses. Do no evil has turned into mask the evil with baby-grade double talk that would make Anthony Weiner sound like Cicero.
Meanwhile, let me advance what will seem like a nutty argument (hence its appeal to me): Android is fighting the last war. Counting seats and eyeballs is so 1990s.
Saw the American Experience episode about Silicon Valley and loved it. Wow, you look at the leadership of those companies and it makes our generation of tech leaders look like stubby legged little midgets running around firing off toy cannons. The only one left who was worth a damn is dead.. jury‘s still out on Cook, but he looks a lot better than the google guys, or Ballmer, who will go down in history as one of the longest-tolerated disasters ever, whose accumulated bluster-filled blunders could have funded solar for the whole nation, or a fund to pay teachers real money for the rest of time… The whole catastrophe of unsold surfaces could not have been a better, more appropriate coda for the era of the billionaire Potemkin Village builder… Ciao, Buddy…
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