Leave it to IBM Fellow Jerry Cuomo to invoke Charles Darwin in a conversation about the mobile computing landscape.
But in our conversation recently at IBM InterConnect in Singapore, I felt my internal virtual head nodding vigorously when Jerry explained that what happened in 1997 when companies began to fall by the wayside when they didn't take advantage of e-business opportunities online was starting to happen in the mobile computing realm.
"Those who overachieved on the web," Jerry explains, "those who followed the right yellow brick road through experimentation and iteration won."
Now, he suggested, we are seeing something similar happen in the mobile realm. Think about how you can check into an airline these days -- no paper boarding passes necessary.
But Jerry also warned that it's "not just about taking your web app and shrinking it to a smaller screen."
Jerry discussed this, the amazing evolution of the so-called Internet of Things, and a host of other topics in our far-reaching conversation in Singapore.
Check it out.