Wednesday, December 24, 2014
"In 2013, 40 million smart phones were sold in India. In the first three quarters of 2014, over 70 million were sold.
Next year, it will be well over 100 million."
- - - Gary North
From the article: "Google has kicked off an expansion of the rollout of Android One, with the aim of taking the stock Android devices to most emerging markets across the Asia Pacific region.
Following its launch in India this September, the Android One program will now move to Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka, adding another 200 million potential Android One users to the billion-plus in India.
Android One is Google's attempt to improve the Android experience on sub-$100 smartphones, the handsets that some analysts believe will define the future of mobility."
What does this mean for you? It means that there is a gigantic market emerging that will want apps. They will want ideas. They will want games. They will want education and access to knowledge. Who will provide it? Who will teach literacy or English? Khan Academy has the math under control - but there are markets everywhere for content on the device - be it a smartphone or a computer.
This is more useful to you than much of what you get in your school today. The foundation of taxpayer funded compulsory schooling is crumbling. The WWW is only about 10 years old in its current form.
Get in on the ground floor.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Isaiah and I, with some interruptions from the phone and from the school itself (we record in a high school on our break period), discuss the NCAA, the future of the NBA draft, the changing economics of basketball - and a few other tidbits thrown in as well.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
I get asked all the time about what to do after high school. One of the things I recommend is a long look at the technology world. Rather than just being a CONSUMER, why not be a PRODUCER of content or skill? The Asians are climbing out of poverty, especially in India, and they will soon be accessing the www. Writing apps, visiting websites, gaming, trading, getting news - the numbers of people keeps growing and the market is huge. I use the examples of code.org and seattleclouds.com as places to learn, and an example of this as robinhood.com.
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Today I got to two of the three questions I had for Mr. Rhodes. We spoke of the direction of sports media, in today's digital age, and the best sports books. 20 minutes of real sports talk, without the cheerleading and mindless front running.