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The Watch Analogy is Coming True

Friday, May 1st, 2015

This story about the swiss watch industry getting on the smartwatch bandwagon caught my eye. Specifically, the story references forecasts from Strategy Analytics that “28.1 million smartwatches will be sold this year, almost matching the 28.6 million Swiss timepieces that were exported last year.”

For a very long time and even now, I’ve often used the watch as an example of the impact of the technology revolutions on products and industries. In fact, for the past couple of decades, I’ve been saying “in the future, most watches will have bandwidth built in.” It’s always fun when predictions you made in the past, which at the time seemed crazy, become reality that everyone takes for granted. (It’s even better when you documented it more than 5 years ago.)

Indicators: December 26, 2008 Edition

Friday, December 26th, 2008

More and more, the world around us reflects the growing assumption of the law of mobility. Here are a few indicators of Mobility’s growing importance in our businesses, our lives, and our society:

Indicators: December 19, 2008 Edition

Friday, December 19th, 2008

More and more, the world around us reflects the growing assumption of the law of mobility. Here are a few indicators of Mobility’s growing importance in our businesses, our lives, and our society:

Indicators: December 8, 2008 Edition

Monday, December 8th, 2008

More and more, the world around us reflects the growing assumption of the law of mobility. Here are a few indicators of Mobility’s growing importance in our businesses, our lives, and our society:

Indicators: November 24, 2008 Edition

Monday, November 24th, 2008

More and more, the world around us reflects the growing assumption of the law of mobility. Here are a few indicators of Mobility’s growing importance in our businesses, our lives, and our society:

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Now playing: Jenny Youngman – In Your Shoes

Indicators: November 13, 2008 Edition

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

More and more, the world around us reflects the growing assumption of the law of mobility. Here are a few indicators of Mobility’s growing importance in our businesses, our lives, and our society:

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Now playing: Jenny Youngman – Love You Like That

Indicators: November 5, 2008 Edition

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

More and more, the world around us reflects the growing assumption of the law of mobility. Here are a few indicators of Mobility’s growing importance in our businesses, our lives, and our society:

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Now playing: Michael Card – Where Cross The Crowded Ways

Indicators: October 27, 2008 Edition

Monday, October 27th, 2008

More and more, the world around us reflects the growing assumption of the law of mobility. Here are a few indicators of Mobility’s growing importance in our businesses, our lives, and our society:

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Now playing: Judd and Maggie – Kingdom of Noise

My Boston Cabby

Friday, October 24th, 2008

One more story from my trip to Boston this week…

On Wednesday morning I caught a taxi from my hotel.  As we were approaching the convention center, the cab driver asked “what convention are you attending?”

I told him it was Mobile Internet World.

“Are you guys launching WiMax?” he asked.

“Um, yeah, we are, actually.”

He responded “I’ve been reading up on WiMax.  It makes so much more sense to me.  Did you know they have it in Baltimore now?”

“Uh, yeah, we launched it a couple of weeks ago.”

“I can’t wait for WiMax to come to Boston.”

As we arrived at the convention center, I assured him that Boston was one of the handful of next cities to get WiMax.

Apparently, those of us in the mobile industry aren’t the only ones excited about 4G technologies!

Indicators: October 12, 2008 Edition

Sunday, October 12th, 2008

More and more, the world around us reflects the growing assumption of the law of mobility. Here are a few indicators of Mobility’s growing importance in our businesses, our lives, and our society:

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Now playing: Charlie Peacock – The Way of Love