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​Notoriously ​Notched X Not iPhone’s Ruination

According to a click-bait link to Slate, and a slew of articles elsewhere, iPhone X sales are “abysmal”. However, the 3rd party data in the Slate article​, data that says 30% of Apple’s iPhone sales come from the X, 40% from the 8’s, and 30% from the rest, prove that it is a VERY valuable product […]

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Irredeemable 2-spacers (aka teaching outmoded skills)

A little while back, our office had a rather lively email debate about how many spaces should be typed after a period—no, I’m not joking, this actually happened. Anyway, about half of those chiming in claimed it should be a single space and the other half insisted on two. It must have been a slow […]

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But we’re all designers!

Sooner or later, everyone who works in design hears something along the lines of but we’re all designers – usually from a Project Manager who didn’t agree with the designer and wanted to go in a different direction. Of course, it’s true. We do all design. Most of us have designed the layout of the furniture […]

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“Free” electricity?

I’ve always been an ICE (internal combustion engine) guy. I grew up riding motorcycles, tubing behind jet skis, and getting muddy on four wheelers. But it wasn’t until I bought my first car – and realized my morning commute was averaging 16 miles to the gallon – that I thought about transportation without ICE. For […]

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A better way to wake up

Summer is officially over and the days have become noticeably shorter here at the 40th latitude. This is the time of year when I become increasingly reliant on my alarm clock to wake up. I’ve tried a variety of methods to wake up in the morning over the years, and I’ve finally found a product […]

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The thirty day networking intensive, Spring 2013

I am a constant face-to-face networker and also an avid user of social media. In May I started an experiment to better help me understand: 1. The comparative strengths and weaknesses of face-to-face and social media while better understanding how they work together and apart. 2. Combating the feelings of “alone-in-a-crowd” inherent in our constant […]

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Medical devices, the TSA, and Chewbacca’s lightsaber

I’ve been working on this post for a while, but yesterday a news story caught my eye that drove me to finish it. Apparently, the Transportation Security Administration recently and briefly confiscated a cane belonging to actor Peter Mayhew. In case you aren’t familiar with Mayhew, he is the actor who portrayed Chewbacca, and his […]

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Apples and oranges

As of Friday, Apple’s market cap is down over 35% from its September 12, 2012 peak. However, since this article was first published on September 23, 2011, Apple’s market cap is actually up about 5%. So, many of the financial comparisons below remain reasonably valid, although the breathless Apple euphoria of the time is gone.  […]

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B2B social media

We recently hosted an interesting lunch & learn at our office on the topic of Social Media as a B2B tool. Presented by The Culture of Innovation Collaborative and moderated by Wyman Lee, Managing Director, Upside Intel, the lunch & learn featured presentations from Bernard Martin, President of Rapid Production Marketing, Sarah Mayer, Principal of […]

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The difference in wired magazine sizes

Thick Wired, thin Wired

Daedalus has grown enough in the last few years to be honored again as one of the fastest-growing Western Pennsylvania companies by the Pittsburgh Business Times. Because of this growth, space is getting tight. So, we’re upgrading to a more efficient desk system in the office. As part of this, I’ve been clearing out stuff […]

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