By MATT SCHULER, Digital Architect, Marx Layne When I think of living in the clouds, several different movies come to mind. Of course, there’s the skyway in Back to the Future Part II, then there’s the Cloud City in Star Wars, and the freaky planet in Avatar. Of course, you could also say that [...]
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“All this has happened before, and all of it will happen again.” I love that line from the sci-fi series Battlestar Galactica because it’s so applicable to the world we live. When you look at history, you can see how things repeat. You can look for the signals of how things will change. You can [...]
By MATT SCHULER, Digital Architect, Marx Layne Do you have a smartphone? Does it have GPS enabled? There’s been a dustup recently with the tracking that occurs on these devices. Both Apple and Google were called before a U.S. Senate subcommittee to detail their respective mobile privacy policies. In our current technology-driven world, location-based services [...]
By MATT SCHULER, Digital Architect, Marx Layne At Future Midwest, Jason Schmitt’s topic was one that had me most perplexed. “What New Technology Firms Can Learn from Detroit Rock and Roll.” “It is an unusual juxtaposition,” Schmitt writes on his blog. “I'll give you that. But yes, I am in fact having the gumption to [...]
By MATT SCHULER, Digital Architect, Marx Layne In our world, a storm is always on the horizon. Josh Linkner opened up Future Midwest 2011 with a clear point, how are you going to prepare and what are you going to do to confront the storm? You see we don’t need a time machine to predict [...]
By MATT SCHULER, Digital Architect, Marx Layne One of my favorite movie trilogies of all time is the “Back to the Future” series. Sure there are others out there that may have more drama, or more laughs, but there’s something special about Marty McFly and Doctor Emmett Brown that delights me. I love the thought [...]
By MATT SCHULER, Digital Architect, Marx Layne Millions of people were watching President Barack Obama Sunday night as he declared American forces had killed Osama Bin Laden. It was a late-night speech. If you had gone to bed early, there’s a good chance that you didn’t hear the news until the next morning. But the [...]
By MATT SCHULER, Digital Architect, Marx Layne “Social Media has created a human filter for quality content,” writes Vadim Lavrusik for Mashable. It’s the lede of his article on “Why Social Media Reinvigorates the Market for Quality Journalism.” I’d like to take the premise a step further, because social media really reinvigorates the market for [...]
By MATT SCHULER, Digital Architect, Marx Layne There’s some great information to be had in a new infographic making the rounds today. Click on the image to the right to see it full-sized. One of the most interesting bits, taken from the data, is that there seems to be a search plateau over the last two years. [...]
By MATT SCHULER, Digital Architect, Marx Layne If you’re running your own business, you’re living a busy life. 40-hour workweeks are a starting point, and more likely you’re pouring in 60+ hours. This doesn’t bother most entrepreneurs though, because their business is their passion. They want to see a grand idea through to its end. [...]