Showing posts from March, 2020

Hotel Corona - Shelter In Place (Today's version of Hotel California song)

On a bright sunny morning, no wind anywhere Warm smell of breakfast, rising through the air  Up ahead in the distance, I saw a Zoom call My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim  I had to step up to my desk.  There stood Zoom in macbook; I heard the Slack notification  And I was thinking to myself  'This could be bad or this could be hell' Then I double clicked the touchpad and macOS showed me the way There were voices on the Zoom call,  I thought I heard them say Welcome to the Hotel Corona - Shelter in place  Such a lonely place Such a lonely place Plenty of room at the Hotel Corona - Shelter in place  This time of the pandemic, you can find me here My mind is tech-twisted, I got a lot of gadgets I got a lot of pretty, pretty toys, I call apps  How they dance on my iPhone, sweet spring sweat  Some apps I remember, some I forget  So I called up the Google assistant, 'Please bring me my contingency plan' He said,

Post Pandemic Society

I am saddened by the deaths caused by the coronavirus . At the same time, I am comforted by the humanity's response to the pandemic .  People are concerned for others and are practicing self-discipline. What can we do that this recognition of interconnectedness of all things, concern for the wellbeing of others, and a little sacrifice for the betterment of society continues after the pandemic  is over? Nkonsonkonsom: Adinkra symbol of unity and human relations 


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Dynamics Of The Technology Ecosystem

Context  The last two decades have completely changed the technology (tech) sector. Cloud computing , smartphones, apps, and high wireless data speeds are taken for granted. These developments have created a dynamic tech ecosystem.  Figure 1: Technology Ecosystem abstraction with examples in each layer  Having worked with some very smart people to develop and market new products in all parts of the tech ecosystem - Networks and mobile phones ( SIEMENS ), Network Operators ( T-Mobile ), Semiconductors ( National Semiconductor ), Algorithms/Artificial Intelligence ( Audience ), Cloud-based Applications ( EVER , Moki ), Blockchain and Consumer Hardware ( Open Garden ) - gives me a unique perspective on how the technology ecosystem works and how it might evolve.  In this article, I share my view on what constitutes the technology ecosystem, what are the primary business drivers depending on a company's position in the ecosystem, and how the ecosystem might ch