Innovation gospel according to Steve Jobs

DEATH is the “single best invention of Life,” Steve Jobs told graduates of Stanford University in 2005. It is life’s change agent, clearing out the old to make way for the new, he said in his commencement speech that regained popularity online with his resignation last week as Apple chief executive officer over medical reasons.Continue reading “Innovation gospel according to Steve Jobs”

WordPress rides the open source juggernaut

Eight years after it was started by a 19-year-old college freshman as a blogging software, WordPress now powers 14.7 percent of the world’s top one million websites. It is used in 55 million websites. In his annual State of The Word address last week, WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg also said the open source content managementContinue reading “WordPress rides the open source juggernaut”

Use QR codes, Google Docs to set up free inventory system

YOU know QR or quick response codes have gone mainstream when they appear in the ample bottoms of Britain’s female beach volleyball champions. The codes, when scanned with mobile phones, direct users to a betting website. The Daily Mail reported that Zara Dampney and Shauna Mullin have been paid a “substantial” figure to have theContinue reading “Use QR codes, Google Docs to set up free inventory system”

Forget PowerPoint, wow ’em with Prezi

DEATH by PowerPoint is illustrated by a slide portraying the complexity of American strategy in Afghanistan. “When we understand that slide, we’ll have won the war,” the New York Times reported General Stanley McChrystal as saying, sparking laughter in the room. The slide, which went viral last year, “looked more like a bowl of spaghetti,”Continue reading “Forget PowerPoint, wow ’em with Prezi”