Our economy has a basic structure: we dig things out of the ground, turn them into products that last from minutes to a few years at most, and then stick them back into the ground as landfill. This is hugely wasteful, of both resources and money.
Unlike Steve Jobs, Microsoft aren't shy about letting people use a stylus on their new Surface tablet, or a keyboard for that matter. But Jobs missed out on his own multi-billion pound industry which gets its own trade show in London this summer.
Anyone who entertains a complex based on the idea that computers will become self-aware and start taking over the world has undoubtedly been labeled neurotic in days gone by... But it seems that the more paranoid segment of the population have finally solidified evidence for their doubt.
Those Apple stores are so beautiful. All pale and linear - clean clean clean. The irony is poignant. As we pointed out in our report, How Clean is your Cloud, Apple is in fact powering their iCloud with coal.