From the category archives:

Product Design

Exposed file systems in the Post-PC OS. Is it worth it?

by Ian Rosenwach 2.25.2013

Jean-Louis Gassee has an interesting article in his Monday Note about the tradeoffs in exposing file systems in an operations system.  This essentially means giving users access to view, edit, and delete individual files.  We’ve all dealt with the notion of file extensions, file names, folders, having the ability to modify any of these from Windows.  As we […]

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Comparing Rdio and Spotify iOS apps

by Ian Rosenwach 2.3.2013

As an avid music listener and product manager, I like understanding the different music products on the market. I started using subscription streaming services with Rdio about 3 years ago, switched to Spotify about a year ago, then decided to switch back to Rdio a few weeks back. Not as much because Spotify was not […]

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Digital Pollution

by Ian Rosenwach 9.23.2012

“It is absolutely a race between our ability to create data and our ability to store and manage data,” Mr. Burton said. Our ability to create data is winning. The New York Times has a good article on data center energy consumption.  It turns out the “cloud” and the dozens of web services we all use […]

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