What about all that talk about screwing up future events, the space-time continuum?" -- Michael J. Fox (Marty McFly) - Back to the Future (1985)
"The ultimate "computer," our own brain, uses only ten watts of power -- one-tenth the energy consumed by a hundred-watt bulb." - Paul Valery
"You could be happy here, I could take care of you. I wouldn't let anybody hurt you. We could grow up together, E.T." - Elliot, E.T. the Extra Terrestrial (1982)
"I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals." -- Winston Churchill
The test leads will stick to pipes (for a ground), screws, speaker terminals, tools (to allow the tool to be a test lead), chassis, racks, car bumpers, and other test leads.
Virtual worlds like There.com and SecondLife aren't being used by these firms as online retail outlets but rather business locations that can lead to real world sales or to quickly solve real world problems.
Somehow we don't believe the perfect everything for everyone mobile phone is possible, practical, in demand. But it may be the perfect way to murder entertainment as we know it.
It was usually acceptable to align an off-air antenna for NTSC analog signals by simply looking at the screen while someone moved the antenna for best picture and minimum "ghosting". Unfortunately, this technique will not work for DTV.
Sure, stand-alone DVD, HD and even Digital Video Recorder devices represent phenomenal advances in technology. However, they're also limited in their scope and sheer features, unlike today's newest gaming consoles.
"To cut through the clutter in today's overcommunicated society, place your marketing dollars on your best horse. Then let that product or service serve as a halo effect for the rest of the line."
"Conscience. What a thing. If you believe you got a conscience it'll pester you to death. But if you don't believe you got one, what could it do t'ya? Makes me sick, all this talking and fussing about nonsense." -- Dobbs (Humphrey Bogart) - The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
"The natives over there are cannibals. They eat liars with the same enthusiasm as they eat honest men." - Captain Nemo (James Mason) - 20000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)
"Jules, did you ever hear the philosophy that once a man admits he's wrong, then he's automatically forgiven of that wrongdoing?" - Vincent (John Travolta), Pulp Fiction, 1994
There are lots of theories about how and why new products achieve mass-market success. I'd like to offer my own little rule of thumb. No product will ever achieve mass-market success unless it inspires envy. People must look at the early adopters and want to become one.
If you're not creating a culture, and therefore a market for your brand like Apple does (although you should be), make sure that you're hyper-alert to technological advances, anticipate their impact on consumers and immediately adapt accordingly.
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Smart Bulbs are out there and they can do far more then just provide light. Speakers, projectors, wi-fi extenders and more. The standard light socket that is wired up and ready to go in nearly every home in North America is now providing an easy and affordable option for home owners and renters alike to enter into the world of the "Smart Home". Here is a look at some of the Smart Bulbs and Smart Lighting options out there, and this list is just the beginning. In this ongoing article we hope to continue to add to and grow this list, so stay tuned!