Tech’s Two Philosophies – Stratechery by Ben Thompson


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Even though Apple’s developer conference is still a few weeks away, I think it’s safe to say that the demo of Google Duplex at yesterday’s Google I/O keynote…
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june 2018 by elliottwilliams
Even though Apple’s developer conference is still a few weeks away, I think it’s safe to say that the demo of Google Duplex at yesterday’s Google I/O keynote will go down as the most impressive of the tech conference season.
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june 2018 by sieyin
Even though Apple’s developer conference is still a few weeks away, I think it’s safe to say that the demo of Google Duplex at yesterday’s Google I/O keynote…
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may 2018 by kohlmannj
Even though Apple’s developer conference is still a few weeks away, I think it’s safe to say that the demo of Google Duplex at yesterday’s Google I/O keynote will go down as the most impressive of the tech conference season. If you haven’t seen it, it is a must-watch:
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may 2018 by edgaron
In Google’s view, computers help you get things done — and save you time — by doing things for you.
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may 2018 by johanl
Even though Apple’s developer conference is still a few weeks away, I think it’s safe to say that the demo of Google Duplex at yesterday’s Google I/O keynote will go down as the most impressive of the tech conference season. If you haven’t seen it, it is a must-watch: via Pocket
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may 2018 by archizoo
2 competing tech philosophies/strategies
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may 2018 by iWarwick
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may 2018 by patrick-dd
Even though Apple’s developer conference is still a few weeks away, I think it’s safe to say that the demo of Google Duplex at yesterday’s Google I/O keynote…
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may 2018 by iany
RT : - Tech's two philosophies.
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may 2018 by rjw1
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may 2018 by timwburch
RT : This resonates. Two philosophies in tech: replacing people vs enabling people to do new things. By
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may 2018 by szymon
Even though Apple’s developer conference is still a few weeks away, I think it’s safe to say that the demo of Google Duplex at yesterday’s Google I/O keynote…
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may 2018 by kfinlayson
Two tech philosophies: making it easier for you to do things vs doing things for you (or platforms vs aggregators)
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may 2018 by icco
We will make mistakes and they will have consequences and we will need to fix them.
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may 2018 by whimsley
Android is conspicuously absent from Thompson’s analysis. It’s an operating system. It has apps. On the surface, it appears like the ad-free platforms that came before it. That would put it in the platform camp, right? Except this one sells you out to advertisers without your knowledge. So that makes them an aggregator, right? But the ads don’t appear in the platform itself (although even that is debatable). So which is it? While I agree that Facebook and Google deserve every bit of scrutiny and regulation they’ve been under lately, the divide between platform and aggregator is a false dichotomy.
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may 2018 by shaylor
Even though Apple’s developer conference is still a few weeks away, I think it’s safe to say that the demo of Google Duplex at yesterday’s Google I/O keynote will go down as the most impressive of the tech conference season. If you haven’t seen it, it is a must-watch:
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may 2018 by jeffhammond
Looking at tech companies from 10,000 feet; tech’s two philosophies
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may 2018 by jackfranklin
That there are two philosophies does not necessarily mean that one is right and one is wrong: the reality is we need both. Some problems are best solved by human ingenuity, enabled by the likes of Microsoft and Apple; others by collective action. That, though, gets at why Google and Facebook are fundamentally more dangerous: collective action is traditionally the domain of governments, the best form of which is bounded by the popular will. Google and Facebook, on the other hand, are accountable to no one. Both deserve all of the recent scrutiny they have attracted, and arguably deserve more.

That scrutiny, though, and whatever regulations that result, must keep in mind this philosophical divide: platforms that create new possibilities — and not just Apple and Microsoft! — are the single most important economic force when it comes to countering the oncoming wave of computers doing people’s jobs, and lazily written regulation that targets aggregators but constricts platforms will inevitably do more harm than good.
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may 2018 by elrob
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may 2018 by sbmandal
panies like Apple and Amazon can, as I noted, win in the long run by offering a superior user experience, but more importantly, the dividend of discontent is a greenfield of opportunities to build new businesses and new jobs alleviating that discontent. For that we need platforms on which to build those businesses, and yes,
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may 2018 by quang
Even though Apple’s developer conference is still a few weeks away, I think it’s safe to say that the demo of Google Duplex at yesterday’s Google I/O keynote…
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may 2018 by hiroprot
About seeing computers as "do things for you" vs. "accelerate/amplify what you can do yourself". The latter can also be restated as Jobs' "bicycle of the mind".
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may 2018 by gunsch
Even though Apple’s developer conference is still a few weeks away, I think it’s safe to say that the demo of Google Duplex at yesterday’s Google I/O keynote…
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may 2018 by edmadrid
This is technology’s second philosophy, and it is very much in opposition to the other: the expectation is not that the computer does your work for you, but rather that the computer enables you to do your work better and more efficiently. And, with this philosophy, comes a different take on responsibility. Pichai, in the opening of Google’s keynote, acknowledged that “we feel a deep sense of responsibility to get this right”, but inherent in that statement is the centrality of Google generally and the direct culpability of its managers. Nadella, on the other hand, insists that responsibility lies with the tech industry collectively, and all of us who seek to leverage it individually.
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may 2018 by rianvdm
Even though Apple’s developer conference is still a few weeks away, I think it’s safe to say that the demo of Google Duplex at yesterday’s Google I/O keynote will go down as the most impressive of the tech conference season. If you haven’t seen it, it is a must-watch: via Pocket
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may 2018 by stinkingpig
Even though Apple’s developer conference is still a few weeks away, I think it’s safe to say that the demo of Google Duplex at yesterday’s Google I/O keynote…
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may 2018 by joeybaker
Tech's Two Philosophies

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may 2018 by brozena