Product management: from meaning to product design and adoption

“If we can discover the meaning in the trilling of a frog, perhaps we may understand why it is for us not merely noise but a song of poetry and emotion.” — Adrian Forsyth Lets face it, we are meaning-making machines! We structure, navigate, perceive and interact with our environment and … [Read more...]

How well do we understand technology? Introducing Feenberg’s Ten Paradoxes of Technology

The palm of one fell on the trunk. 'This creature is like a water-spout', he said. Another touched the elephant’s ear, and to him the beat was like a fan. Yet another rubbed against its leg, claiming it like a pillar… Just like the story of the elephant and the blind monks, our ability to understand … [Read more...]

Values, biases, choices and technological progress

"The program we had in 1949 was a tortured thing that you could well argue did not make a great deal of technical sense. It was therefore possible to argue that you did not want it even if you could have it. The program in 1951 was technically so sweet that you could not argue about that. The issues … [Read more...]

Thoughts on “Race Against the Machine”

"Race Against the Machine: How the Digital Revolution is Accelerating Innovation, Driving Productivity, and Irreversibly Transforming Employment and the Economy" is the brainchild of Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee. Please note that I have not read this book, and that this article references … [Read more...]