Could this be the Future of Communications?

Jun 1, 2008

Have you seen this? If you haven’t, you really should. Amazing new technology, shown of by Cisco. It allows live holographic projections of real people.

Imagine the possibilities, especially if this gets viable enough to be used in homes. Imagine going away for 4 years for college, and still being able to interact and see your loved ones, live and in full 3d.

Technology like this makes me wonder what the world will be like in 15 years – when I’m out in the working world.

Oh, and to Guy Kawasaki, no you’re not the last person to have seen this. Apparently I am. But thanks for sharing it anyway.

Relevance over Simplicity

May 28, 2008

Mike Elgan wrote an article a few days ago about our search for the super easy super-phone.

And I think he makes a good point in the article, that goes beyond just cell phones.

In today’s world, there’s so much talk about information and feature overloads. People complain about everything being too busy, and talk about wanting simplicity.

As much as people talk about simplicity, that’s not the most important thing. The most important thing is relevance. If it’s relevant to the user, it’s fine. And the greatest form of relevance is personalization. That’s why you can have a busy homepage if you let your users organize it.

Personalization and relevance trumps everything else in today’s market, at least that’s what I think.

How are you ensuring that your products are relevant to your users?