Is Apple Stuck?


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By Every Media, Inc, Dan Shipper, and Nathan Baschez. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Three topics:

  1. Is Apple Stuck? The Apple event this week was full of sustaining innovations—nothing revolutionary. It feels like radical new products are a thing of the distant past. Why?
  2. Creative Extravagance. Some people say focus is key, that you can't do anything great unless you ruthlessly say no. But what if that's just not true? Dan's latest article makes a case based on nature (and the writing of Annie Dillard) for creative extravagance. Sometimes it's better to just throw a bunch of stuff at the wall and see what sticks.
  3. Book Review: Slouching Towards Utopia. A new book got published this week that tells a grand narrative about the 20th century, and helps explain why it feels like progress generally is faltering in the past decade or so. It's called "Slouching Towards Utopia" and it's well worth reading. Dan and Nathan discuss, and somehow end up in a debate over the role of the market and what degree of government intervention is most prudent.

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