Clayton Christensen came under scathing criticism over  his views on Apple and Samsung. Phoitograph: Sascha Schuermann/AP Photo

This has been the year that disruption got disrupted. Or, avoiding the hyperbole, 2014 has been the year when Clayton Christensen’s famous theory of d(...)

BlackBerry chief executive John Chen introduces the Passport smartphone. Photograph: Aaron Harris/Reuters

Last month, the company that pioneered the concept of the smartphone unveiled a brand new device featuring a completely different screen size from pre(...)

Lots of tech companies have forced us to realise the truth of the maxim that “if you’re not paying for a product, you’re not the customer, you are the product”

Last week, like millions of others, I had to install a smartphone app I really didn’t want to download. A friend had sent me a message about meeting f(...)

Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer of Facebook

There’s a funny YouTube sketch by Dublin’s Pork Street comedy troupe called “There’s Too Many Apps For That”, in which comics Jim Elliot and D(...)

What can Ernest Hemingway teach us about industrial disruption? The master of terse prose was more concerned with war, pugilism and other overt displa(...)

The notion of the solo inventor in the popular imagination is largely a myth: as I’ve discussed here before, breakthroughs overwhelmingly grow out of (...)

What is good design? Most of us now appreciate that good design goes a lot deeper than making something look nice – it’s also about making it w(...)