Miguel Garcia-Gosalvez

Common Sense Practitioner

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by Miguel Garcia-Gosalvez Despite numerous articles, papers and discussions there is still a general conception that associates, or even equates, “innovation” to “new technologies.” In the international development arena this is worrisome because, although there is no doubt that some new technologies can enhance and improve the lives of many people, in many cases new […]

My little homage to Steve Jobs. The “Here’s to the Crazy Ones” commercial was a great success but the version that was aired in 1997 was with Richard Dreyfuss’s voiceover. There was a version, never made public then, in which Steve Jobs did the voiceover. That version was recovered and is the one included here. […]

There is no doubt that there is a boom of applications, the so called “apps”, available for mobile devices. Organizations of all types, private or public, for profit or not, big or small, have embarked themselves in a fever to develop mobile applications. Many of these organizations (because of its leaders) are showing a lack […]

Over the last few years we all have witnessed the convergence of three industries. Nowadays voice, data (mostly for internet service) and TV services are all provided by a limited number of companies.The days of ATT as phone provider, COX, ComCast or Charter as cable providers and AOL as internet service provider (ISP) are long […]

It’s been a long time since I’ve seen such a fierce battle between netbook detractors and lovers. Despite the opinions about usefulness or lack of it, better or worse brands and models, finished qualities, etc. the truth is that netbooks are being sold by the millions and the number doesn’t seem to diminish. That has […]

Que la crisis es real ya no lo discute nadie. Pero si uno abre los ojos ayer por la tarde, después de haberlos tenido cerrados por un año, y ve los resultados de Apple pensaría que la crisis no existe. A pesar de que mucha gente critica sus productos por excesivamente caros, sobre todo si […]

Hoy ya somos muchos lo que trabajamos en más de un ordenador (en la oficina, en la casa, con el portátil). Por el hecho de que muchos ya tenemos ordenadores portátiles, y últimamente los llamados netbooks, nos encontramos teniendo que llevar con nosotros los dispositivos USB (también llamados pen drives) con nuestros archivos y ficheros […]

A few months ago I wrote the attached white paper (480 Kb. PDF file) based on my experience in deployments around the world. Usually these deployments are in places where conditions might be difficult and usually are associated with events such as natural disasters, health related emergencies or even political transitions. Hard to reach, unreliable […]

By now we all know that Google is no longer (if it ever was) a search-engine related company. Obviously it is much more than that and is trying to be part of all aspects of our lives. We have enjoyed, for a while now, services like web search engine, email, word processor, spreadsheet, library, news […]

Como muchos, siempre estoy tratando de encontrar la herramienta perfecta que me permita capturar y tener al alcance de la mano la información que necesito y cuando la necesito (páginas web, grabaciones de audio, fotografias, texto, etc.). Lo más cercano que he visto a esta realidad se llama Evernote. Evernote permite capturar información desde cualquier […]