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Housekeeping

Housekeeping

You might notice the improved readability of this site. My über-talented web guy Todd Hamilton has made some much-needed tweaks to this site. There's a larger font and we removed a few extraneous elements.

While we're at it, the plan is to keep blogging here as it strikes me throughout 2014. Next year, I'll integrate this site in my main site.

The Age of the Platform: Indonesian Edition Coming

The Age of the Platform: Indonesian Edition Coming

Last year, I announced that the book will be translated into Korean. I was pretty psyched because my other three books had never made it out of English. Today I'm pleased to announce that the book will be translated into Indonesian some time in 2014. 

PT Elexmedia Komputindo is the publisher.

Keynoting the VISTA Expo & Symposium

Keynoting the VISTA Expo & Symposium

I am pleased to announce that I’ll be keynoting the VISTA Expo & Symposium on Thursday, October 24th, 2013 in Seattle, WA. (Press release here.) I’ll be speaking about platforms, ecosystems, healthcare, and open-source development.

Attendees will receive a copy of The Age of the Platform and I’ll be signing copies after my talk.

The Age of the Platform: Korean Cover

The Age of the Platform: Korean Cover

Last month, I announced that the Korean translation of The Age of the Platform has been completed. Here's the cover of my first translated book:

The Age of the Platform Korean Edition Complete

The Age of the Platform Korean Edition Complete

한국 안녕하세요

I am pleased to announce The Age of the Platform has been translated into Korean. Click here or order the translated version.

 

 

New Edition of Book

New Edition of Book

I'm pleased to announce that a new edition of the book will be released in the next few weeks. I've added a new preface and made a few tweaks to the text. I'll also be including a surprise at the end of the text.

Finally, the size of the physical book will be increased from 5" x 8" to 5.5" x 8.5".

 

Meet and Greet

Meet and Greet

On 11/28/2012, I'll be doing a meet and greet at the Paseo Verde Library from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. I'll be signing copies of the book. This is  part of the READ Local Author Series. For more information, visit mypubliclibrary.org. Address: 280 S. Green Valley Parkway, Henderson, NV 89012.

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday

A year ago today, the book was released. Thanks to all who bought it, reviewed it, gave it props, and referred it to a friend. The book has sold more than 5,000 copies, making it my most successful book ever.

SXSW and the Age of the Platform

SXSW and the Age of the Platform

Astonishing.

There are 223 SXSW proposed talks with the word 'platform' in them, including my own. Wow.

See a few examples below.

  The Age of the Platform is here.

On Digg and Plaforms

On Digg and Plaforms

Digg just sold for a mere $200,000--a fraction of its value just a few years ago.

I wouldn't say that Digg failed "as a platform" for one simple reason: it never was one. Sure, Digg had created an API which, to me, is more or less a prerequisite these days to attaining platform status. In my view, Digg made two fundamental mistakes, one internal and one external. First, it didn't evolve

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