The Problem We Solve is the Question We Ask

Just before 2017 came to an end, a Google Internet connectivity balloon crashed in Kenya and landed in a farm. As the article states, it caused a little panic. Fortunately, there was no damage to life or property. Most of us are familiar with what Google has been doing with balloons, but this prompted digging … Continue reading The Problem We Solve is the Question We Ask

What Can We Learn From The $400 Juicer That’s Supposedly Destroying Silicon Valley?

The BusinessInsider article The evidence is piling up - Silicon Valley is being destroyed seems to have riled up a lot of people. People are at a loss to understand how could the fabled VCs of Silicon Valley invest $120 million in a company that makes a juicer. People are wondering incredulously, there's an app for that?! … Continue reading What Can We Learn From The $400 Juicer That’s Supposedly Destroying Silicon Valley?

iPhone 5S: Leave the Gun, Take the Cannoli

There is a scene in "The Godfather", where Rocco kills Paulie Gatto in the car and Clemenza tells Rocco, "Leave the gun, take the cannoli". Clemenza's wife has asked him to bring some cannoli home, but he has another task to be done. He has to finish Gatto, Vito Corleone's driver, for treason. So the … Continue reading iPhone 5S: Leave the Gun, Take the Cannoli

Will the Google Autonomous Vehicle Drive Like the Segway?

A few days ago, there was a story in the LA Times about the California State Senate passing legislation approving the use of self-driving cars on California roads. The article said: Google Inc., Caltech and other organizations have been working to develop such vehicles, which use radar, video cameras and lasers to navigate roads and … Continue reading Will the Google Autonomous Vehicle Drive Like the Segway?

Andy Bechtolsheim on Innovation

Andy Bechtolsheim, one of the co-founders of Sun Microsystems and a Stanford Engineering Hero gave a talk today at Stanford on The Process of Innovation. It was streamed online. This time around, while listening to the lecture and watching the slides that were webcast, I tried something new. I started to create a mind map of … Continue reading Andy Bechtolsheim on Innovation