Archive for May, 2006

NPR: iPods Edge Out Home Stereo Systems

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2006

I heard this yesterday on NPR: NPR: iPods Edge Out Home Stereo Systems
My first thought yesterday was “it was inevitable”.
My second thought (on rethinking this today) is “it’s still inevitable.. but I think their story is misleading”.
The story says that “the popularity of digital music players … is reshaping the home-stereo business.” I can agree with that opinion. To support this opinion they cite the Consumer Electronics Association which places “the value of shipments of digital-music players” at $3.7 billion and [the value of shipements of] “traditional home stereo[s]” at $1.2 billion. This clearly shows that digital-music players seem to have outsold home stereos.
The problem is that it’s not an either-or situation.

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Innovate or die

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2006

“The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow.”
– William Pollard.

Tripping down memory lane…

Monday, May 1st, 2006
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Somethings really don’t change. I pulled up the homepage for the web design company I ran from 1997-2001 on the “Internet Way Back Machine“. I was one of the very few web designers in Montana from 1997-2001 (when I relocated to California)
Anyway, back in the day I was a cheeky young college student (and then College instructor) with visions of the Internet infiltrating our lives. In between mochas at the local coffee shop and “Foundations of Logic” I wrote up this article in an attempt to attract web design contracts.

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