Mark Suster, a self-defined "2x entrepreneur who has gone to the Dark Side of VC", thinks that Apple has become a corrupt company and that if the app model continues to function, the technology community is going to suffer.
When WAP phones came out, the market joined the hype and rushed to launch WAP versions of their products. But as noted early in the game by Mark Suster, an entrepreneur turned VC and author on the Both Sides of the Table blog, WAP was crap: it was slow, hard to use and required content sites to develop totally new content.
A decade later, the same cycle is seen repeating itself with the advent of the app. Mark argues that Apple has become corrupted and if its app model continues to succeed, it will be bad for the health of the technology community. Here is his reasoning why.
|11 Sci-Fi Predictions That Came True|
|Meat Eating Furniture|
|Robotic Zoo: the Robots Are Coming|
|Never Running Out of Fossil Fuels|
|Sight: Sci-Fi Short on Augmented Vision|
|SpaceX Places All of its Photos in the Public Domain|
|"If current usage trends don’t change, the world will have only 60 per cent of the water it needs in 2030."|
|"Paid work for human beings could become a lot scarcer -- and soon."|
|San Francisco's Luxury Bus Service|
|The 24 Carrot Cake|
|Simulating Voices by 3D-Printing Vocal Tracts and Larynx Through DNA-Based Predictions|
|"Kids using 'Hello Barbie' won't only be talking to a doll, they'll be talking directly to a toy conglomerate whose only interest in them is financial."|
|"We should discuss why the problem of what to wear in space has become so pressing."|
|Portable Foldable Keyboard, Compatible with Anything|
|Self-Driving Cars Will Reduce the Need for Police by Half|
|Send Someone You Hate a Bag of Dicks to Eat|
|A Font Made Entirely Out of CSS|
|Star Wars Done 80s-style Japanimation|