Another interesting read for the day, this time from Forbes…
I think to power more of the web, WordPress needs to go from a blogging tool that can make websites, to a website tool that can make blogs. It’s a fundamental shift, but I believe that’s where WordPress is headed.
Collis Ta’eed (CEO of Envato), THE FUTURE OF WORDPRESS
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An interesting article byover the pages of WP Tavern…
A great article on Wired.com…
The way you beat an incumbent is by coming up with a thing that people want, that you do, and that your competitors can’t do.
Not won’t. Can’t.
How did Apple beat Microsoft? Not by making a better desktop OS. They did it by shifting the goalposts. By creating a whole new field of competition where Microsoft’s massive entrenched advantage didn’t exist: mobile. How did Microsoft beat Digital and the mainframe pushers? By inventing the idea that every desktop should have a real computer on it, not a terminal.
How do you beat Google and Facebook? By inventing a thing that they can’t compete against. By making privacy your core goal. Because companies who have built their whole business model on monetising your personal information cannot compete against that. They’d have to give up on everything that they are, which they can’t do. Facebook altering itself to ensure privacy for its users… wouldn’t exist. Can’t exist. That’s how you win.
Before buying an iPad, or any other tech toy, make sure to think it through; don’t let subliminal advertisement affect your choices. Make the right choice, you don’t need to have it now.
There is nothing that I want to do with a mobile device that I can’t do with my iPhone or iPad. If Apple was a closed system and they were somehow limiting what I could do on my device, I’d be angry. That would make me want to switch, but I just don’t see it.
Thanks to Khürt Williams for it. So true!
Quietly, without marching bands announcements, my pal Nicola D’Agostino has started a companion project to his fantastic Stories of Apple – which I introduced you a while back [It was 2008, remember?].
Quotes and tidbits from Apple’s history – A companion to http://www.storiesofapple.net