The transformative impact of the iPad and touch devices on those with disabilities is plateauing, and will soon be fading. These devices have seen very little innovation since 2012-2013 with the introduction of the Mini and the Air. They are still excellent devices, but their sales have declined for these reasons.
Mr. Pichai strode across the stage at Google I/O like a scholar or professor instead of a Silicon Valley CEO. He was teaching not selling. He was presenting the results of groundbreaking research. Even the press appears unaware of exactly what is happening as they keep reporting on products, seemingly oblivious to the ideas, perhaps because ideas are more difficult to understand and explain? We look at the product called Google Home (press, developers, and me too!), while Mr. Pichai and his team have their eyes on the science.
My point is when I attend Google I/O, the most inspiring and rewarding part of the experience is learning how to think. Google knows how to think about the future. Tesla invents, Apple sells, but Google thinks.
The United States Census reports that among the 53.9 million school-aged children (age 5-17), there are 2.8 million with a disability (5.2 percent). This number is accurate, compelling, but capable of being ignored, since the majority of children in…
When I wrote my post on “The Five Levels of Inclusion,” it was after coming to a realization. There is currently no philosophical approach to inclusion capable of achieving the vision I have in mind.
My comments on a Wall Street Journal article turned into a Blob Post. Fundamentally, I believe Apple is on the right track, and eventually we won’t need to carry a phone, because the watch will do it all.