Taking the long view, the rise of adblockers solves many problems for the digital news industry… But for one problem: things will get worse before they get better.
This week, we were shocked by the revelation that Volkswagen has been cooking their diesel emissions scores. Is it time to get serious about electric cars?
LinkedIn was poised to become a major player in the business news sector. Instead, the professional social network is stuck with dull editorial content. Let’s see why it let the train pass, preferring to bet on quantity above everything else.
by Jean-Louis Gassée
After a week of hopping on airplanes and driving around the Real France (read: far from the Left Bank), I’m happily back at the Monday Note writing bench. I’ll sidestep a recapitulation of the Ad Blocker topic, too hot for now, and will focus instead on Apple’s recent announcements, starting with the iPad Pro.
The European posture against US-based internet giants features all the ingredients of an entrenched ideology, complete with vocabulary and canned phrases. (Second of a series)
Ad blocking started as an initiative by independent developers who wanted to improve our browsing experience. Now that at least one company, Apple, has made Content Blocking “official”, ad-supported publishing business models are in trouble.
Here in Europe, America’s domination of the digital world is met with unabated detestation. Today’s first of two articles looks at the facts.
Parkinson’s Law tells us that “work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion”. Applied to software, this means that applications tend to bloatware, obese programs whose complexity makes them nearly impossible to debug and maintain. Today, we look at happier counterexamples, past and current, of ambitious products created by “hermit programmers”.