Posts Tagged: theory

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    iOS Location Caching Round-up – Conspiracy Theories: 0, Smart Location Caching: 1

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    More a meta post, or what Kuro5hin would have called MLP (meaningless link propagation), this post started out as a comment to one of my previous posts on the iOS location caching controversy but soon expanded way beyond a comment into a full blown post. Firstly, let’s get the conspiracy theory out of the way;… Read more »

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    Retiring The Theory of Stuff; But First, A Corollary

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    It’s time to put the Theory of Stuff out to pasture. It’s had a good life. It’s appeared in 5 of my talk decks (or so Spotlight tells me), in 3 of my blog posts and continues to generate hits on my blog (or so my analytics tells me). When I tell people I’m going… Read more »

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    Contextual Location (and Echoecho Redux)

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    I recently wrote about echoecho, an SMS based location sharing service and rather dismissed it as another PlayTxt or DodgeBall, both of which are now shuttered, and argued that EchoEcho fails my Theory of Stuff. Nick Bicanic, the CEO of Purpose Wireless, the company behind echoecho was good enough to look me up and drop… Read more »

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    Location is a Key Context, But Most People Don’t Know This

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    Like a lot of people, I get most of the information I use, both personally and professionally, from the web; from RSS feeds, from keyword search alerts and from Twitter. The genesis of my recent Theory of Stuff slowly accumulated out of this mishmash of feeds, alerts and status updates. Firstly I read about EchoEcho, a new location based… Read more »

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    The Theory of Stuff

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    Once again, this is not the post I set out to write. The one I set out to write was called “In Search of Location’s Sweet Spot” and it’s sitting in draft and not yet posted. That’s because before I can submit that post I need to write this one as a warm up act…. Read more »