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For the hundredth episode milestone, my father Joe Cooper joins me to debate the value of a college degree, why the education system in this country has become a self-perpetuating failure, whether or not new technology has limited the current generation’s ability to communicate effectively, and how he and the baby boomers are responsible for screwing everything up.
I rant about the useless “journalistic” pursuit of unmasking the true identity of Bitcoin’s founder, why it shows the cult-like craze by techno-utopians to legitimize digital currencies, and how people don’t care about the origination of money as long as they can exchange it for products and services in the real world.
Deborah Ng, author of Online Community Management For Dummies, joins me to discuss having useful conversations on social networks, why real-time streams entice people to strive to be “first”, how these platforms remove the need to catch up in-person with anyone, and how being accustomed to technology in your life is much different than having effective business experience with it.
I rant about the rationale behind Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp, why the service may actually be undervalued, how mobile messaging has quickly become the most ubiquitous form of human communication, and the race to control that infrastructure is worth fighting tooth-and-nail over regardless of the cost.
iOS developer Jared Sinclair joins me to break down his new app Unread, the advantages of being a one-man team, the difference in designing for a smartphone versus a tablet, why mobile user interfaces must be forgiving, how most folks don’t care about fonts, and how the traditional RSS reading experience is dying.