And so – a new phrase is born: “the NSA effect” – starts (officially) with lower Cisco revenues. Aweeeeeeeee – poor Cisco!
No U.S. Firefox phones - details
Time to Flip Power In America Upside Down
Pinterest Launches Its First API, And It’s All About Big Brands: Zappos, Walmart, Disney In First User Group – and so - it begins……
Curated Food Delivery Startup Caviar Launches In Seattle And New York City
Predictions for 2014
Cisco Warns That 2014 Is Going to Be a Tough Year – indeed the next year will be an interesting one……
- Net Neutrality goes bye-bye – peering battles ensue
- Globalization becomes the nom de riguer – Movie launches, Foreign funding and M&A moves International – Localization is the new black – #GOAP
- Facebook peaks, vertical networks rise
- Android Launchers become Digital Lifestyle Aggregators
- Software continues to eat hardware and hardware becomes software
- Context driven suggestion engines rise (w/ and w/o voice recog or some whacky wearable device)
- Birth of distributed networks of Citizen dashboards – based on open standards
- Maybe first appearance of Persona Editor structure editor
- Hyper-local citizen driven campaigns meet International Brands and Celebs
One year of Fiber in Kansas City
Getting wise to smart living
Internet Archive Fire Shows Vulnerability Of The World’s Online Memory
Three Perspectives on Designing Resilient Cities
Quirky = Internet of Things
Ford’s 10 millionth Sync-equipped vehicle rolls off the assembly line
The meaning of really cheap Android
How Somebody Forced the World’s Internet Traffic Through Belarus and Iceland
How Much Will NSAGate Cost the U.S. Cloud Computing Industry?
This Adobe password leak is really 150m names. Now match those names to existing accounts elsewhere.
Unity 4.3 goes 2D – which is an ideal scenario for UIs to scale and adapt to different screen sizes – BTW
A bunch of domains for sale – by Yahoo
When Edtech Meets Montessori, Kids Rule EdTech
It’s FABULOUS to see Occupy Wall St actually DOING something!
Palo Alto receives award for helping with Technology – Open City Hall
Getting a New Receptionist with TextUs.Biz
The Fundamentals of Blended Learning
The second operating system hiding in every mobile phone
ARE ACCESS AND CORRECTION TOOLS, OPT-OUT BUTTONS, AND PRIVACY DASHBOARDS THE RIGHT SOLUTIONS TO CONSUMER DATA PRIVACY?
Dropbox Will Soon Let You Merge Work and Personal Accounts – the merger of work and home. Hmmmmm
Ecocabs in India
Edraak, Arabic MOOC built on top of EdX
Pretty awesome, NSFW fractal animation – entirely algorithmically generated
Introducing A New Way to Add Certifications to Your LinkedIn Profile
Giphy, MustBin, ClearLeap, Dream.org,
Friday, November 15th, 2013 | Time:
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So here I am, after cleaning out the comment spam from my blog, reviewing my Feedly updates and scanning my InBoxes, Messages, Skypes, Facebook and LinkedIn private messages and Voicemail – and I’m finally ready to write something on this momentous day.
After that and it’s “take out the garbage”, read up on Tizen, Angular, Ember, Backbone, Docker and CoreOS, and imagine what the perfect HTML5/UI framework would look like. It would have to be open source, and be supported by lots of hipster coder dudes and dudesses who are just now waking up to the power of client-side user interfaces which have their OWN computing power and intelligence.
Yes we still want servers, but NO they don’t all have to run our lives or control all the logic and flow of our user experiences.
It just makes a whole lot more sense to control our creativity, communication, collaboration, commerce and a whole lotta other C’s – from the interface that’s running on the device I’m using – whether it be laptop, smartphone or tablet.
Flash is what made this kind of experience first possible, but most people today forget that it was Director (and it’s associated Shockwave player) that first invented (what was called) RIA (rich Internet apps) – “back in the day.”
So here we are 15 years later – and I can’t help but think “we’re getting there.” Fancy, sexy animating UI’s are in, weird jump around, multi-plane Parallax scrolling UIs are in. Keep it all in memory, open and close, slide a pane out, open up a tab, animate on a 3D axis and collapse into one warm and fuzzy “simple” screen – are all totally in vogue.
Now perhaps some of my more “crazy” UI ideas and assumptions about User Experience will be viewed as simply being “way out ahead of the curve” – again. No I’m not complaining, in fact I’m kinda humbled and excited to see the logical order of things, the “sechel” of the marketplace.
So get ready for UI’s that adapt to who the person is, not force users to adapt to what the programmer and marketeer THINK what users want. Get ready for UIs which have content tightly coupled to the platform – so that when it’s open sourced, developers get a whole lot to work with – for free.
Get ready for modular UI objects, so that programmers can “snap together” sharing, collaborating and creativity environments – which ‘save off’ in industry standards and embrace full CRUD editability.
Its at this moment when I say “the future is so bright I have to wear shades” – but I’ve been wearing those glasses for 20 years now. Dreaming of today – 11/12/13 – or whatever the date is – when smart client side functionality becomes just as hip, in vogue and a great way to make a living – as back-end coding has been “since the beginning.”
No longer will “front-end” coding be relegated to the ghettos of programming teams.
No longer will “front-end” design be an after-thought – controlled by the marketing dweebs and secondary management team.
No longer will “front-end” design tools, front-end programming tools and front-end deployment and testing tools be relegated to the world of “just good enough to give away” – but NEVER good enough to charge for!
Its almost 2014 and we finally are recognizing the importance of UI frameworks, open source, reusable modular UI objects and a future where distributed architectures start and stop at our ability level to inter-connect our front-ends – together.
God bless the back-end, long live the front-end – may a united user experience unfold – in the valley of “digital lifestyle aggregation.”
OH! And don’t forget to insert a hi-res photo in the background!
Tuesday, November 12th, 2013 | Time:
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