December 26th, 2007 | by Tom
While the transformation of Apple from a quirky computer maker serving a loyal, if tiny, following into a world-beating consumer brand has been several years in the making, 2007 was clearly the jump point for the company. With this new status as a mainstream consumer brand comes both enormous opportunities and ominous challenges. My big question: is Apple culturally suited to being a mainstream consumer brand?
November 2nd, 2007 | by Tom
The Writer's Guild of America should beware. Nature abhors a vacuum--but not as much as consumers. Thing is, leave them high and dry and this time the consumers might just amuse themselves.
October 5th, 2007 | by Tom
Regardless of your musical tastes, on Wednesday I encourage you to download and pay generously for Radiohead's new album. It will be an act of defiance heard 'round the world.
September 25th, 2007 | by Tom
The point is, the days of over-controlled licenses and perpetual copyrights are staggering to their demise. Like Jason Statham's badass character Chev Chelios in the film Crank, the DRM-mongers are living on adrenalin alone; the end, however, is nigh.
February 1st, 2007 | by Tom
The recent abrupt cancellation of the teen show The O.C. has raised more hackles about the abandonment of the young [&hellip