The parallax view

March 1st, 2019

"It is the obvious which is so difficult to see most of the time. People say 鈥業t鈥檚 as plain as the nose on your face.鈥 But how much of the nose on your face can you see, unless someone holds a mirror up to you?" ~Isaac Asimov   Since March 2008, our cover has featured […]


Mousetrap to market

November 1st, 2018

"It is the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) that those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed." ~Charles Darwin We鈥檝e reached my annual time-travel episode, at least in terms of my message to you this issue, which will be written before 亿博体育app Expo but read after the show. Sometimes […]


Royalty checks

October 1st, 2018

"The question isn鈥檛 who is聽 going to let me; it鈥檚 who is going to stop me?" ~Ayn Rand The first time Minnesota hosted a Super Bowl, it was January 26, 1992. The Washington Redskins met the Buffalo Bills at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome for Super Bowl XXVI, with the Redskins on top 37鈥24. The […]


Any messages?

August 1st, 2018

You want to know what to buy? The business that makes an object of desire is now the worst source of information about it. The best source is all of us. Doc Searls, David Weinberger, Two 鈥淐luetrain Manifesto鈥澛 authors, Jan. 2015 Communication is content. Markets are conversations. Electronics are (nearly) ubiquitous. And Generations Y and […]