As noted in my last post, my parents are here for the week and I’ve been rather busy entertaining. I did want to take the time, though, to thank all of you for what has been an absolutely incredible first eight months for stratechery. I know you’re not all American (and I’m not even in […]
Hi! I'm Ben. Thanks for stopping by my home on the web. I write about technology from a strategic and historical perspective. Views are absolutely my own.
If you want to check out some more articles, here's a starting list:
- The iPad: It's For Everyone Else
- Apple and the Innovator's Dilemma
- The iPad and the Disaggregation of Computing
- Apps, People, & Jobs to be Done
- Mobile's Hierarchy of Needs
- Apple the Black Swan
- The Android Detour
- My Series on TV
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I answered a Quora question: It’s interesting how some folks are always looking for some sort of institutional authority.1 I’ve been quoted as “Microsoft’s Ben Thompson,” as “former Apple intern Ben Thompson,” and “batshit crazy Ben Thompson.” I actually wish the third were true, because, unlike the first two, the descriptor rests on what I […]
Wikipedia: The word “strategery” (/strəˈtiːdʒəri/ strə-tee-jər-ee) was coined for a Saturday Night Live sketch, written by James Downey, airing October 7, 2000, which satirized the performances of George W. Bush and Al Gore, two candidates for President of the United States, during the first presidential debate for election year 2000. Comedian Will Ferrell played Bush […]
I don’t know much about sailing. So perhaps it’s not the best analogy with which to launch this blog. But here goes… A simple image. Two boats, and a big ocean. Perhaps it’s a race, and one boat is winning — until it isn’t, of course. Rest assured there is breathless coverage of every twist […]