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Twenty-two Years of e-Commerce

A handful of us joined with Tim Berners-Lee to start the World Wide Web Consortium at MIT in December 1994. None of us at the time saw the potential for eCommerce. Most of the focus was on techniques for formatting web pages and on various other content related issues. Jim Clark, founder of Netscape, did […]

Apple Watch A Dud?

As usual, the Apple Keynote at its Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) was done with great marketing aplomb. For two hours and 24 minutes, it was tell them what you are going to tell them, tell them, and then tell them what you told them. They do it masterfully every time. Also as usual, some financial analysts and […]

Apple – Another Successful Keynote

As usual, the Apple Keynote to introduce the Apple Watch and two new iPhones, was done with great marketing aplomb. Tell them what you are going to tell them, tell them, and then tell them what you told them works every time. Apple has it down pat. Dan Frommer over at Quartz, believes that Apple Keynotes, made […]

Reflections on Bitcoin – 12: A Pause

Bitcoin is taking a pause as it slips below $500. Some would say it is in trouble, but once again, I say that bitcoin is following the pattern of the web of the mid-1990s.  There are fits and starts, many skeptics, incomplete architecture, and looming threats. CoinDesk, a global news source for Bitcoin happenings, presented it’s […]

Reflections on Bitcoin – 11: Dell.com

There was no doubt that one day we would wake up to find that a multi-billion dollar e-commerce operation now accepts bitcoin. On July 18, Coinbase reported that Dell.com has become the largest e-commerce merchant to accept bitcoin. See (The Coinbase Blog — Dell.com Partners With Coinbase to Become the Largest Ecommerce Merchant to Accept […]