If you type relentless.com into browser, you will be re-routed to Amazon. Amazon is introducing their new Fire phone, which includes the OCR technology called firefly to recognize movies, songs, etc. Certainly interesting, but look forward to see how good it may perform and how fast when it finally comes out.
So different from my daily job, I need to have a 70min video transcripted — a not-job duty. I decided to post the job to some online ‘service market’ — freelancers. Because of the noises and the accent in the video, the task is relatively very hard job. I have always respected any class of workers. I believe with gratitude, humbleness and respect, world can be a better place. This time, I am deeply touched by these few workers I met, who are so hardworking, willing to take any challenge, no matter how simple and basic the job is (I am only saying simple/basic as comparing to nowadays so call high-tech stuff). I could see their effort, feel their dedication, as they are doing their best, using their skills and right attitude to change life and to make a better life. I would like to quote from what Maynard Webb said during his visit back to eBay:
” You can be anything you want to be in the world. There’s more in all of us.”
“Whatever it is you want to be, go for it and have fun while you’re doing it. Be driven and motivated. We all have a purpose and the more you can focus on your purpose, the more impact will be.”
This is a simple but very cool idea which allows you to create your personalized ‘art’ by simply replace the texture with some shape. Nowadays, personalization, gaming-like applications are very attractive. Applications like this, if can be extended to let people collaborate with each other, might be more fun. Each piece on the final piece of work can cross various dimensions, time, subject, color, place, people, etc. .
Michael John (“MJ”) came in and gave a talk yesterday. He has over 19 years designing, building video games. He was the lead designer on the landmark series Spyro the Dragon. For the past year, he founded GlassLab, a groundbreaking collaboration of industry, philanthropy and nonprofit to create educational games for kids.
Personally I’m not a game person, but I like his talk. He talked about game is fundamentally an entertament, and one important key is the ‘accessibility’. Changes happen so fast for the past 5/6 years (from 2007), which almost equals to the changes happend for the last 30 years. He gave several examples about innovator dilemma: how new&right innovation step in, create huge competition and disrupt the old&existing product, and completely reshape the market and business. Some may come in surprise without following any known or widely accept rules (he used apple as an example). I like the way that he tried to understand and interperate the changes — he call it: “exercise the philosophy“. Indeed, we are also at the meantime, reshaping our knowledge and the limitation we may have but actually not. There is a saying innovation does not necessarily mean success, but no innovation leads absolutely failure.