It was my privilege in the late 1990s to manage the DaimlerChrysler Research NA lab devoted to telematics—the study of Internet-ready, GPS-informed cars and trucks . The past 15 years has witnessed the dawning age of self-driving cars —robotic vehicles on the open roadways. Continue reading Your Grandfather’s Oldsmobile—NOT!
Those philosophers of technologies and scholars, who are aspiring to be working on the theme of “innovation” and “design”, would have heard that Steve Jobs is no more. On the sad demise of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs we as philosophers of technologies should pay our homage and tribute to the all time and unique great innovator. Continue reading “Innovation”as “Technology” has Become the Human Experience
On October 12, 1988, Steve Jobs unveiled the NeXT Computer at Symphony Hall in San Francisco. A day or two later, I was among a standing-room only crowd at Symphony Hall in Boston, admiring the all-black, beautifully-designed workstation with a brand-new optical drive (no hard disk drive in the computer of the future according to Jobs) that played a duet with a human violinist. Continue reading Steve Jobs and the NeXT Big Thing