Horace Dediu wrote a super-interesting piece in the aftermath of the latest Apple Event of Tuesday 11 Sept. … I suggest its reading to all the technology / marketing interested people, and also to second think to the concepts he brilliantly has exposed.
A fascinating technical evolution that allows the photo-editing software, driven by artificial intelligence systems, to replace the closed eyes in our photographic shots with a pair of open eyes coming from our photo library.
If there’s a single post to read this week, here is it!
Designers and programmers are great at inventing software. We obsess over every aspect of that process: the tech we use, our methodology, the way it looks, and how it performs.
Unfortunately we’re not nearly as obsessed with what happens after that, when people integrate our products into the real world. They use our stuff and it takes on a life of its own. Then we move on to making the next thing. We’re builders, not sociologists.
This approach wasn’t a problem when apps were mostly isolated tools people used to manage spreadsheets or send emails. Small products with small impacts.
But now most software is so much more than that. It listens to us. It goes everywhere we go. It tracks everything we do. It has our fingerprints. Our heart rate. Our money. Our location. Our face. It’s the primary way we communicate our thoughts and feelings to our friends and family.
It’s deeply personal and ingrained into every aspect of our lives. It commands our gaze more and more every day.
If you ever code something that ‘feels like a hack but it works’, just remember that a CPU is literally a rock that we tricked into thinking.
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