In 1979, Dan Bricklin and Bob Frankston invented the first electronic spreadsheet, the first killer app. In the next 37 years, not a whole lot else really happened to it. Sure the graphics got better, and the power of hardware enabled the sheer size of a spread sheet to go for thousands of columns and rows and number crunching is a bit faster . But the truth today--as it was in 1979--is that a spreadsheet is just a spreadsheet.
I am happy to announce a special Summer Sale for The Fourth Transformation, my most recent book with Robert Scoble. The Kindle version is usually $9.99. This week only, you can get it for the ridiculously low price of $3.99.
For the past few weeks I have been putting an increasing amount of time into AR Business News, my newsletter for business thinkers.
NOTE: This is my third newsletter on the business of Augmented and Virtual Reality. It focuses on news that is relevant to business thinkers in retail, real estate, marketing, education and training, healthcare, enterprise and other business categories outside of gaming. I plan to write 40 per year. To receive it by email, please enter your email in the subscription box below.
It is just three short weeks since Apple announced ARKit, tools that allow developers to build AR apps for existing iPhones along with the new iPhone8 coming in the fall. What does it mean for everyday people? What does it mean for brands and business thinkers,in education and entertainment, healthcare and brand marketing, logistics, employee training and everyday life? More selfishly, what does it mean to Robert Scoble, me and the transformation that we have predicted.
Welcome to AR/VR Business Transformations. I published the first issue on June 4. While it was warmly received, the name was already taken. AR/VR Business Transformations is actually more suitable. This will be a digest of the most relevant business news related to Mixed Reality technology. Many of the items will be linked to AR/VR news published elsewhere with brief commentary from me on why I think it is useful or interesting.
Last week I complained that there wasn't a whole lot happening in VR and AR and wrote about robots instead. This week makes up for that, with a ton of activity that shows massive adoption rising, business uses broadening and an ecosystem burgeoning. Next week cmes some of the Apple announcements that Robert and believe will be strong on AR.
The Verge has a good piece on setting Mixed Reality standards and I think it is about time. Let's look at what's going on.
The Verge had a good article this morning about Apple investing $200 in Corning, the glass company, supposedly for its diamond-tough Gorilla Glass products used as smartphone screens including Apple.
Apple is coming out with a new phone that will have AR capability. Microsoft is building AR capability directly into Windows 10. Google is working on a new Operating System to replace Android it it is expected to have Mixed Reality capabilities.
There are two parts to what Robert Scoble and I are up to at Transformation Group