Disruption

It’s a Tesla – Stratechery by Ben Thompson

Tesla is not a disruptor, but then again, neither is Apple, the closest comp: both succeed by building a brand around being the best.

Source: It’s a Tesla – Stratechery by Ben Thompson

Anunțuri

Mercedes, Google, Volvo To Accept Liability When Their Autonomous Cars Screw Up

Autonomous cars are an inevitability, which we’ve known for a while, but the remaining questions we’ve had for a while doesn’t concern the technology, but rather the regulations. Rather than wait for the government to say something, it looks like manufacturers are just saying “screw it” and stepping up to the plate themselves.

Source: Mercedes, Google, Volvo To Accept Liability When Their Autonomous Cars Screw Up

And this concludes the debate about responsibility. Let’s get them on the streets now.

Can the MacBook Pro Replace Your iPad? — Fraser Speirs

So what are you really getting with a MacBook Pro? Yes, you’re getting more performance, but not that much more for the money. On Geekbench tests, the 2015 13″ MacBook Pro clocks in at 3209 in Single-core and 6741 on Multi-core. The iPad Pro measures up with 3225 in Single-core and 5475 in Multi-core. You have to ask yourself if it’s worth all these trade-offs in size, weight, flexibility and input methods just to gain a small performance advantage.

Source: Can the MacBook Pro Replace Your iPad? — Fraser Speirs

Incredible how the iPad Pro has become the better computer on so many levels, in just five years. Self-disruption at its best.

Aaaand… this is how I decided what I want from Santa this year.

Mobile, ecosystems and the death of PCs — Benedict Evans

[…] when we say ‘mobile’ we don’t mean mobile just as when we said ‘PCs’ we didn’t mean personal. This isn’t about the screen size or keyboard or location or use. Rather, the ecosystem of ARM, iOS and Android, with 10x the scale of Wintel, will become the new centre of gravity throughout computing. It will take over things like IoT and wearables in one direction and, in due course, the data centre in the other, and it will push onto the desktop. The smartphone is the new sun.

Source: Mobile, ecosystems and the death of PCs — Benedict Evans