March 27, 2016 § Leave a comment
[The following is the final installment of a science-fiction serial I started writing at Matterport, where I worked from May to December of 2015. Someday I will get the rights to publish the entire story, but for now, enjoy this little vignette.]
Stark Realty #20: Redemption
“He didn’t kill your mother, Tanya.” panted the newly-arrived Jane Hathaway. “I did.”
Tanya Bain stared at the petite, matronly woman in shocked disbelief. Tony Stark, his hands nailed to the concrete wall with Q-carbon spikes, screamed “Jane, no!”
The demolecularizing grenade Tanya had placed over her father’s arc reactor-powered heart dropped from suddenly nerveless fingers. With a supreme effort, Tony levered himself against the spikes and drop-kicked the grenade against the far wall, where it harmlessly vaporized a quarter-inch of foamed concrete.
“Tanya,” he gasped. “Please. Don’t believe her. It was all my fault.”
His estranged daughter stared at him blankly, sinking slowly to the ground. She, with help from the anonymous cyber-dwarf Rumplestilskin, had put herself through hell to destroy Iron Man for killing her mother. Had her whole life been based on a lie?
May 18, 2012 § Leave a comment
I just finished reading the eagerly-anticipated Insanely Simple by Ken Segall. For my money, this is the best way to get a feel for how Apple “Thinks Different” than virtually every other business in America.
From May 10th to 17th I used Twitter to catalogue my journey through the book, and I’ve collected all those tweets below. These aren’t direct quotes, though most incorporate phrases, paraphrases, and summaries from the text.
May 15, 2012 § Leave a comment
It has become a cliché after every blowout earnings call to say that Apple can’t keep growing forever. While technically true (I doubt Apple would survive the heat death of the universe), that assertion by itself is useless. The real question is how long could Apple keep growing at its current rate.
Somewhat surprisingly, I haven’t seen any such analysis. Financial analysts seem barely to think more than a quarter in advance, and industry analysts seem to implicitly assume Apple will implode. So — as a thought experiment, not a prediction — I want to put together a plausible baseline for how much Apple’s existing businesses could grow.
July 1, 2010 § Leave a comment
October 28, 2009 § Leave a comment
GOOD NEWS for Modern Nerds
Copyright 1986 Ernest N. Prabhakar, Ph.D.
- There is one God over all the universe, from everlasting to everlasting. Deuteronomy 6:4
- He is independent of space and time. Malachi 3:6
- For all men are sinners, and fall short of God. Romans 3:23
- Christ is the Lamb’ de God. John 1:29
- The Cross of Jesus is victory over death. Colossians 2:14
- Christ transforms us; the life we live, we no longer live for ourselves, but for Christ. II Corinthians 5:15
- Love is what differentiates Christians from the world. John 13:35
- With respect to Christ, there is no differentiation; neither Jew nor Greek, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Scythian, barbarian, slave nor free. Colossians 3:11
- Sanctification is integrating faith into life over time. James 2:22
- Radical love. The Song of Solomon