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George White

George set out to be a zoologist and now he is a fifteen year veteran with broad experience in software development and architecture. Go figure. He has worked in many domains, including Web applications, mobile platforms, content management, internet-connected desktop applications, multimedia, video, networking and systems architecture. George unintentionally but happily developed a strong understanding of the technology needs of publishing companies during his time at McGraw-Hill and Thomson and consulting with Elsevier and Jones & Bartlett. George is proud of the fact that systems he designed and developed ten years ago are still going strong. When not writing software, George enjoys hardware hacking, photography, birding and attempting to keep up with his daughter.

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That Thing You Bought Isn't A Thing, It's A Service

Published on July 14, 2016

IoT is changing things from products to services, and that impacts how we think about the things we buy.

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Industrial IoT Gets A Digital Twin: GE Predix Joins Microsoft Azure

Published on July 13, 2016

GE and Microsoft partner to bring Predix to Azure, accelerating digital transformation for industrial customers.

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What is Design?

Published on September 25, 2015

tl;dr: Design is the use of deliberate practices to create artifacts that fit a given task and context.

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Peace and War

Published on September 18, 2015

Marco Arment has pulled Peace, his ad blocking app for iOS, from the App Store two days after its release.

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Ad Blocking and the Disruption of Business As Usual

Published on September 17, 2015

The release of Apple's iOS 9 includes a content blocking API that has sparked a debate about the business model of the Web and the role of ads.

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iOS 5 Native Scrolling–Grins & Gotchas

Published on March 6, 2012

When Apple released iOS 5 last year, one of the improvements included in Mobile Safari was the inclusion of support for scrolling of block elements.