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  • The Modularity Revolution. How markets are created

    Wed 5:02pm By Horace Dediu
    My presentation at Aalto University in Helsinki on The Modular Revolution. This is what you get if you give me a whole hour to talk.
  • What it means to be great

    Tue 7:33am By asymco-admin
    What makes a product great? I struggle with this question because being great is not just being better than good. Greatness is to goodness as wisdom is to smarts. Just like getting smarter and smarter may never make you wise, getting better and better does not…
  • Sponsor: Magic Number

    Sep 25, 2015, 5:07 am By asymco-admin
    Here is a smart calculator you will enjoy. Unlike a dumb calculator, it lets you see math as math. Typing is completely “what you think is what you type”. Everything is easier. Nothing gets in your way. Magic Number is ideal for ‘back of the envelope’…
  • Meaningful Contribution

    Sep 25, 2015, 5:03 am By asymco-admin
    What if Apple did make a car? How significant could their products be? What would it take to influence the industry’s architecture? The global market is forecast to reach 88.6 million vehicles in 2015 and there are many ways to segment it. One could look…
  • Critical Path #159: The Appification of TV, Revisited

    Sep 24, 2015, 12:36 am By asymco-admin
    Horace and Anders revisit Apple TV and answer listener questions in this special 2 hour episode. Source: 5by5 | The Critical Path #159: The Appification of TV, Revisited
  • Soft Underbelly

    Sep 22, 2015, 8:51 am By Horace Dediu
    Executives at car companies have suddenly had to answer questions about potential entrants into their business. This is a big change. I don’t recall a time when this was necessary for over 30 years. For decades the questions have been about labor relations,…
  • Sponsor: Internet History Podcast

    Sep 22, 2015, 4:42 am By asymco-admin
    Subscribe to the weekly podcast about Internet History hosted by @brianmcc. Listen to interviews and oral histories with founders, engineers and other Internet pioneers with special episodes recounting the founding stories of companies you know and love.…
  • How quickly will ads disappear from the Internet?

    Sep 21, 2015, 12:25 pm By Horace Dediu
    I was always bemused by the notion that the Internet was able to exist solely because most users did not know they could install an ad blocker. Like removing Flash, using an Ad blocker was a rebellious act but one which paid off only for early adopters.…
  • Sponsor: Bold Poker

    Sep 15, 2015, 6:42 pm By asymco-admin
    Bold Poker introduces the cigarette break freemium model.
  • Apple Assurance

    Sep 14, 2015, 5:56 pm By Horace Dediu
    Apple is categorized as a vendor of consumer electronics. More specifically, a member of the “Electronic Equipment” industry in the “Consumer Goods” sector. If indeed this is what it’s thought to be selling, there is a problem because it…
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