Posts Tagged ‘creative destruction’

  • texting is 20 years old

    Happy Birthday Texting!

    Dec 14, 12 • 235 Views • No Comments

    Sometimes, you never know… At first, it was just a “Merry Christmas” message sent from a computer terminal to a cell phone. The year was 1992, the firm was Vodafone, and the goal was just a better way for secretaries to page their managers....  [read more]

  • 19th Century Urban Transport Was An Environmental Problem

    Urban Pollution

    Dec 2, 12 • 1834 Views • No Comments

    When we worry about the impact of autos on the environment, perhaps we should remember the horse. In 1880, the horse population in Manhattan and Brooklyn was somewhere between 150,000-175,000 and growing. A basic part of city life, horsecar rides totalled...  [read more]

  • Our Transportation Infrastructure is Crumbling

    A Path for Driverless Cars

    Nov 3, 12 • 474 Views • 2 Comments

    A self-driving car could be a pleasure… The day would begin with a pick-up that you scheduled through your phone app. When your self-driving car arrived at your front door, you would get in, check today’s drive time and start to prepare for your...  [read more]

  • apple logo

    The iPhone 5 Map App

    Sep 29, 12 • 424 Views • 1 Comment

    While Apple’s iPhone 5 map app might not always take us where we want to go, it will probably provide a path to some surprising innovation. A little history first… The iPhone 4 was released during June 2010 with a new antenna design that soon...  [read more]

  • A Traditional Telephone Book

    What Can You Learn From the Phone Book?

    Aug 5, 12 • 321 Views • No Comments

    Among all of the innovations that changed our lives, have you ever thought about the phone book? The first phone book dates back to 1878. Compiled by the the District Telephone Company of New Haven, soon to become SNET, the Southern New England Telephone...  [read more]