Tomorrow’s Tech Today: iPad, Light Touch

Now that Apple has unveiled it’s iPad- a name that has already inspired no shortage of ridicule- the long wait for the “game-changing e-reader” is over. We’re wondering where the next breakthrough will come. Perhaps in…


Darn Tough: an old idea in a new economy

We tend to focus on new ideas and how they might shape our tomorrow. But from time to time we draw inspiration from companies that are making old ideas work in a new, global economy. We spotted an interesting…


Information Design…Meet The Beatles

Science can enhance our experience of art- have you seen Avatar?- but it can also inform our understanding of it. For example, Information Design, pioneered by Edward Tufte and others in the 1970s and…



Has the e-reader’s day arrived?

With Apple set to unveil its “new device” later this month, can we say now that the e-reader’s day has come? The Amazon Kindle, the Sony Reader, even Barnes & Noble’s



“Romance & Innovation:” Apple, from music to home energy

One of our favorite books is Adam Morgan’s Eating The Big Fish: How Challenger Brands Can Compete Against Brand Leaders. In the book, Morgan explores examples of how certain companies have successfully challenged larger competitors by…



Hyundai unveils plug-in hybrid

It was not that long ago that Hyundai was the poor cousin of the other cars coming from across the Pacific. Just as Japanese carmakers Honda and Toyota have distinguished themselves as trailblazers in…