The Conversation Prism

Cool new representational artwork by Brian Solis and Jesse Thomas:

The Conversation Prism shows all social media services and how they interrelate. Though very simple in it’s approach they’ve managed to classify near-all types of platform and their constitient IPs.

Not sure how the centre of the prism is used, but damn, don’t it look pretty?
Think I’ll be ordering one for the wall in the new MBA division.

Microsoft’s Vision for the Future

Microsoft have released a new video suggesting they seek to reposition themselves over the next decade. I think they are on to something:

Their vision for the future is evidently very ambitious, but I believe that if anyone can pull this off, it’s them.

Microsoft’s approach has always been to create user experiences that are improved through exclusive use of Microsoft products. Sure, it’s got them in a  lot of trouble in the past, but it’s their corporate power and knowledge of how technologies (especially theirs) can work together that will best service the user through Ubiquitous Computing and Augmented Reality.

What’s especially interesting to me is that they really seem to have thought past their next release, Surface. It’s great to see something of their overall strategy. Something Apple, Google & Yahoo! are far less forthcoming with.

We are soon to have a Surface installed in the lobby at work. Really looking forward to it, but I’m concerned it’ll be too prescriptive in what it can be  used for. If Surface and any of the featured technologies in the above video suffer the marketing / usability failures of Vista it’ll be years more until these tools become a reality, at the hands of their competitors.

Will feedback on Surface once I’ve had a hands-on.

Sony Releases New Stupid Piece Of Shit That Doesn’t Fucking Work

This piece from The Onion brutally destroys both Sony, and the wider electronics industry for their shameless plugging of products they ‘think’ we all want. Of course, what we all really need is convergence between existing products, rather than entirely new products that defy comprehension. That aside, check out the video:


Sony Releases New Stupid Piece Of Shit That Doesn’t Fucking Work

The Blog is Dead!

The Blog is Dead! › Yongfook – Web Producer.

I’ve just set up Yonkfook’s Sweetcron here at Digital Cortex – and am closely considering my next steps.

Do I continue blogging here? Do I move to a wholly auto-generated stream?

The advantages of WordPress are a highly extensible and powerful platform for the delivery of text and rich media.
The advantages of Sweetcron are (apparently) a highly extensible and powerful platform for the delivery of shortform text and images.
The answer for now, is to do both, and somehow, somehow, get the two to link up.

The numerous hosted content aggregators and WordPress lifestreaming plugins I’ve tried just haven’t performed as I’d hoped, but I see so much promise to take Digital Cortex up a level if I can only boost my own technical skills.

Will post a review of the lifestreaming technologies I’ve tried to date, but in the meantime I’ll continue trying to make this look like the rest of my site.