Bricklin on Technology
For Dan Bricklin, technology cannot exist independently of the lives and needs of those who use it. For more than a decade he has shared his thoughts on this essential interdependence in blogs, podcasts, and essays. This volume compiles those observations, putting together case histories and new reflections for a fascinating study of how people and technology affect one another. Whether you’re a software developer or a student of human nature, you’ll find yourself drawn into this most intriguing discourse—because you are its subject.
2. What Will People Pay For?
3. The Recording Industry and Copying.
4. Leveraging the Crowd.
6. Blogging and Podcasting: Observations through Their Development.
7. Tools: My Philosophy about What We Should Be Developing.
8. Hands On: Tablet and Gestural Computing.
9. The Long Term.
10. The PC: Historical Information about an Important Tool.
11. The Wiki: An Interview with Its Inventor.
Inventor, entrepreneur, and longtime blogger Dan Bricklin explores a diverse collection of subjects in this book. From the personal conversations of commuters heading home to those of warriors guiding missiles . . . from music to gesture recognition on the Apple iPhone . . . from the American Revolution to today's political conventions . . . from nuclear power plants to simple tools used by millions . . . this is technology at the human level.