The Gillmor Gang — John Borthwick, Kevin Marks, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor — go beyond the usual scenarios in examining the symbiotic relationships between Apple’s more proprietary model and Android’s open heritage. Those looking for a more scholarly version of this dialogue should look to Doc Searls’ recent Life Management piece for sustenance. But those who enjoy the emergent presence of a shared perspective might find it in the last half or so of this episode.
CES may have been presiding over the collapse of the PC, as the mobile device wave overwhelmed Wintel. But the speed with which the two silent partners have captured our attention and spawned a new generation of muscle memory continues to startle. What Steve Jobs decried as copying and theft as Android took the handoff from the iPhone and ran with it may someday be seen as the opening of a spirited competition that drove a generation of transformation. In other words, two heads are better than one.
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Produced and directed by Tina Chase Gillmor @tinagillmor