Unchain the Office Computers! Why corporate IT should let us browse any way we want.

Public complaints about the modern day Stasi: the IT department. I have been saying this ever since I was victimized by my first corporate IT department in 2002. Then again, when only 8% of people even know what a web browser is, I think my opinion might change if I was in charge of thousandsContinue reading “Unchain the Office Computers! Why corporate IT should let us browse any way we want.”

the problem of software development in Japan

@gen Kanai reacts to Tabuchi’s NYT article by discussing how the Galapagos problem applies to software development in Japan. I love how he picks apart Takeshi Natsuno’s solution to “focus more on software and must be more aggressive in hiring foreign talent, and the country’s cellphone carriers must also set their sights overseas.” The “foreignContinue reading “the problem of software development in Japan”

Japanese cellphones may be clever, but that doesn’t make them smart

Hiroko Tabuchi’s NYT article on Why Japan’s Cellphones Haven’t Gone Global has been making the rounds. It is a good article, but she makes one unfortunate mistake: she uses that amorphous term “smartphone” to describe Japanese cellphones. Luckily, she only does it once in the whole article, but I fear the damage has been done.Continue reading “Japanese cellphones may be clever, but that doesn’t make them smart”