Customer lock-in happens from inside or out

Earlier this month my brother, father, and I went to Macworld in San Francisco, waking up at 4:00 AM on Tuesday to get into Steve Jobs’s keynote. We were amazed by the iPhone — definitely under the influence of Steve’s Reality Distortion Field. It wasn’t until the Cingular CEO took the stage (snore) that I […]

Macworld 2007

This week I’m in San Francisco for Macworld. I’m looking forward to attending Steve Jobs’s keynote tomorrow, even if it means getting in line at 4:00 AM. I’m excited too that my father and brother will be joining me this year. Today I helped Brian set up his company‘s booth, then we took the BART […]

TagJungle coming soon

On Friday I attended a luncheon about Tag Jungle, the latest project to come from Phil Burns and his talented development team. I’m excited for what it promises to be — a better way of finding blog posts that interest me. I’ll be able to browse by keyword, and it will even find related topics. […]

APIs drive innovation

Facebook launched an API just 72 hours ago and there are already 944 registered developers, 117 discussion threads, hundreds of blog posts, and at least a couple of mashups: Facebook+Google Maps and Facebook+Bill Splitting. I’m constantly amazed at how opening an APi to your web app drives traffic, buzz, and innovation. UPDATE: See #5 on […]