Archinect - News 2014-10-23T00:36:10-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/102575622/quirky-to-create-a-smart-home-products-company Quirky to Create a Smart-Home Products Company Archinect 2014-06-23T20:46:00-04:00 >2014-06-23T20:47:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/37/37377695fa5566cb2a5d29d6f7828a5d.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The company will lead an ambitious effort, beginning next month, to accelerate the adoption of smart-home products. It is setting up a separate company, Wink, whose main technology is software intended to be the equivalent of an open operating system, helping to seamlessly connect all kinds of automated home devices.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/18237337/the-accidental-futurist-steven-m-johnson-s-alternate-realities The Accidental Futurist: Steven M. Johnson's Alternate Realities Archinect 2011-08-26T14:00:46-04:00 >2011-08-26T14:37:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/67/67e69fa3cfe450b96b1e2fc3753108b6.jpg" width="514" height="490" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Steven M. Johnson (b. 1938) is a former urban planner and future trends analyst from California, who defines himself in terms of Chinese astrology as a tiger "with a tendency to rush forward, defend the weak, and be foolishly brave." Since the early 1970s, he has been creating scores of alternative products and systems&mdash;on paper&mdash;that he hopes will benefit "or at least amuse" his fellow consumer-citizens.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>