Apple's Reformation

Apple's Reformation

Apple's 2014 WWDC keynote was not about new devices or product categories, it was about something much more important. Personally, the next five years for Apple seemed uncertain before today's presentation. Could they still innovate and move the industry forward like they did with the iPhone and iPad?

The answer is undeniably "yes."

I won't go into the numerous new features and additions to Mac OS X Yosemite or iOS 8, there are plenty of articles about that. May I suggest, The Verge's 22 most important things Apple announced today. But I do want to comment on what these announcements mean for the future of Apple, and mobile technology as an industry.

Why You Should Care About Net Neutrality

Why You Should Care About Net Neutrality

Imagine if you had to pay more for the electricity that went to your blender rather than your refrigerator. Sounds crazy right? Electricity is a utility. You pay for the amount you use per month, no matter what devices or appliances consume it. The electric company doesn’t care how you use it, just that you pay when your bill is due.

Internet bandwidth should work the same way. You pay for a certain amount of internet bandwidth in a month and you do with it what you choose; whether that’s streaming video, downloading music, checking email or shopping online. What you do with that internet access shouldn’t matter.

I am an Evangelical Christian, and I Love Science

When people asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, my answer was sure. A scientist. No doubt in my mind. After all, I had the gem and mineral collection including Amethyst and Garnet (a must have for any scientist), I regularly put on science shows with a kit that could change water from clear to blue and then back again, and most of all I studied the universe constantly on our dial-up internet connection. I knew the difference between a red giant and a white dwarf, that Uranus was tilted and Pluto was still a planet (RIP).

Of course, the dream of being a scientist never panned out and I became a musician / tech person instead. But my love for science, molecules and the universe never went away. The size of the cosmos still racks my brain, the distance of the stars we see at night is awe-inspiring, and don’t even get me started on time travel. But lately, it seems as though I’m not supposed to love science as much as I do. After all, I’m an Evangelical Christian... Read more...