Every year around this time I look forward to Steve King’s small business trends for the next year.
About three years ago I attended a Web 2.0 conference at which a couple of professional venture capitalists and a couple of successful angel investors talked about trends. This was before the great recession, but in the middle of the explosion of web apps and social media. One thing that came up repeatedly, then, was [...]
I like a thoughtful analysis that puts some conceptual order into larger sweeping trends. Take a quick read of The Medium–The Death of the Open Web on the NYTimes.com site, by Virginia Heffernan. She makes some very interesting points. People who find the Web distasteful–ugly, uncivilized–have nonetheless been forced to live there: It’s the place [...]
With the high-tech world all abuzz about tablet computing, I enjoyed Steve King’s Lessons from OLPC post today, about the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) initiative and its version of the tablet computer Steve put the illustration shown here on his Small Business Labs blog post. Here’s his summary of the design specifications: Their new [...]