|Chinese Proverb: Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.|
RIM co-CEO Jim Balsillie @ Blackberry Dev Con:
"We've been beavering away on a lot of things these last couple of years," said RIM co-CEO Jim Balsillie during his opening keynote Monday morning. "This is not about thousands of islands of applications. It's about deep, rich integration to enable transformative experiences. Our view is that we have an environment with tremendous possibilities for contextualization."
From "Gmail - | 11.10.09 | New browser, platform enhancements juice up BlackBerry - firstname.lastname@example.org. Which mobile/handset strategy will win? The one creating a singular 'deep' platform (RIM) that developers must adhere to in order to create those mind-blowing contextually relevant experiences, or the one that throws wide the gates (Apple) and lets merchants (and prospective merchants) themselves plan the layout of the bazaar? Seems to me you always win by going with the exponential power of teaching man (or woman) to fish for themselves...
Jen S. McCabe
@jensmccabeCEO/Founder: Contagion Health