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Interview with Microsoft President Stephen Elop

Interview with Microsoft President Stephen Elop

Knowledge@Wharton today published my interview with Microsoft Business Division president Stephen Elop. The discussion covered a wide range of topics, including Microsoft's vision for "software plus services," the importance of user experience, balancing antitrust concerns with product interoperability, and how the company is responding to the current economic conditions. Before we spoke, Elop presented the … Continue reading Interview with Microsoft President Stephen Elop

Joss Whedon: Storytelling in Different Media

Joss Whedon: Storytelling in Different Media

When I recently interviewed writer-director Joss Whedon for Knowledge@Wharton, I asked whether he viewed the different media in which he works -- film, television, online -- as fundamentally different or as merely different distribution channels for similar content. Whedon replied that, while these media are connecting in ways that he finds "both fascinating and appalling," … Continue reading Joss Whedon: Storytelling in Different Media

Interview with Adobe Co-Founder and Co-Chairman Chuck Geschke

Interview with Adobe Co-Founder and Co-Chairman Chuck Geschke

Knowledge@Wharton today published an interview I did with Adobe Systems co-founder and co-chairman Charles M. ("Chuck") Geschke, whom I met over lunch near his home in Los Gatos, CA. While it's impossible to compress 26-years of leadership into a single conversation, the discussion covered a wide range of topics encompassing much of the history of … Continue reading Interview with Adobe Co-Founder and Co-Chairman Chuck Geschke

Kevin Lynch: Clearing the AIR

Kevin Lynch: Clearing the AIR

Knowledge@Wharton today published an interview I did with Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch. Lynch talks in depth about the origins of Adobe's AIR platform and its potential impact on software developers, consumers, and business users. Lynch also addresses some of the issues raised by Microsoft corporate vice president Scott Guthrie in a previous interview in which … Continue reading Kevin Lynch: Clearing the AIR

USA Today Interview with New Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen

USA Today Interview with New Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen

USA Today has an interview with new Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen which includes his view of how Adobe hopes to "marry the power of the desktop with the Web" with applications developed with Adobe's AIR. As a concrete illustration of the type of functionality an AIR app could provide, Narayen points to Apple's iTunes: Look … Continue reading USA Today Interview with New Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen

ZDNet Asks ‘Where’s Ozzie?’ One Answer: In Knowledge@Wharton

ZDNet Asks ‘Where’s Ozzie?’ One Answer: In Knowledge@Wharton

Some ZDNet bloggers appear to be on a quest to get Microsoft's Ray Ozzie to communicate more. On November 21, Dan Faber asked "Where in the world is Ray Ozzie?." And now ZDNet's Microsoft columnist, Mary Jo Foley, observes that Ozzie isn't currently listed as a keynote presenter at this year's MIX conference. Foley's piece … Continue reading ZDNet Asks ‘Where’s Ozzie?’ One Answer: In Knowledge@Wharton

Lynda Weinman: “To Understand Where Adobe is Going” Read Knowledge@Wharton

Lynda Weinman: “To Understand Where Adobe is Going” Read Knowledge@Wharton

Pamela Pfiffner, author of Inside the Publishing Revolution: The Adobe Story, has a posting on the Peachpit Press blog covering the details of the recent Flashforward conference: "Flash Back and Flashforward." According to Pfiffner, Flashforward founder Lynda Weinman recommended two recent Knowledge@Wharton articles to the audience during her keynote speech: [D]uring her opening remarks, conference … Continue reading Lynda Weinman: “To Understand Where Adobe is Going” Read Knowledge@Wharton