Simplicity is lost when the products are named in the most complicated way. If we see a 7S, 7S Plus, 8 and SE in the fall, the naming will feel more like Toshiba than Apple.
It takes 32 steps to sign-up for Teams, Microsoft’s horrendous designed Slack competitor. Facebook Workspace needs consultants from big firms such as Deloitte to get companies going. Let’s just say Slack is so simple that even a CEO can sign-up and start using it within a couple of minutes. Yes, that is the main reason why I am proud to be an angel investor in Slack. Much like Jeff Weiner, who currently works for Microsoft.
Mike Foster of MIT Urban Studies and Planning has put together a great slide presentation around cartography, its evolution and how it is changing and adapting for the 21st century. What does a modern cartographer do, and how do they compare to those in the past. The presentation is packed with wisdom. I love Foster’s succinct and presicent comment: cartography is communication.
Zuckerberg conflates the personal and the professional seamlessly. It’s a new twist on the old saying: If the CEO is not (overtly) selling the product, he is the product.