The Critical Path

by 5by5

The Critical Path is a talk show contemplating the causality of success and failure in the evolving story of mobile computing and related industries. Using Apple as a lens to look at existing and emerging tech markets, we try to understand what it means to be great. Hosted by Horace Dediu, Anders Brownworth, and Judd Rubin.


Latest Episodes

216: Tim's Letter

Tim’s Letter, some #CriticalQuestions and the problem with trying to account for the unaccountable.

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Posted on 8 January 2019 | 6:00 am

215: Fly Me to The Moon

Horace shares his thoughts about how Apple may contribute to the transportation and health care sectors in the years to come, and catches up on some 1990s television in 2019's first episode of The Critical Path.

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Posted on 3 January 2019 | 9:00 am

214: Anders Lives!

An old friend returns to The Critical Path to discuss Crypto, Trust and Horace's heart.

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Posted on 9 December 2018 | 8:00 pm

213: iPads, Cheaters and Lamp Posts

The new iPad Pro and some #CriticalQuestions inspire a conversation about cheaters and what insights lamp posts can and cannot provide. Later on, Horace shares some exciting news about Micromobility California.

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Posted on 3 December 2018 | 3:00 am

212: Ex Machina: The Telescope, The Reformation and The Historian's Dilemma

Henri Dediu joins Horace and Judd to discuss lenses, rebels and weighing the what vs. the why when looking to the past.

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Posted on 26 November 2018 | 5:00 am

211: The Four Questions

Horace goes old school while sifting through the details of the latest Apple earnings call and shares why he’s looking forward to not seeing certain numbers in the earnings reports to come.

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Posted on 5 November 2018 | 4:00 am

210: Worth a Business Trip?

Horace reflects on pricing, minivans, the pecking order of the new products and more from the pre-Halloween Apple event in Brooklyn, NY.

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Posted on 1 November 2018 | 11:00 pm

209: Ex Machina: Corporations and Canals

In the first half of this special double episode of The Critical Path, Horace shares his thoughts on one of the first, and most powerful, corporations ever, the Dutch East India Company and how its impact can still be felt. Later on (54:00), in advance of Apple’s upcoming event in NYC, Horace explores what specifically made New York... New York.

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Posted on 29 October 2018 | 12:00 am

208: Ex Machina: The Company Town

Prompted by his recent visit to Apple Park, Horace examines the history of the company town, its job to be done and wonders who lives in them today in another special edition of The Critical Path.

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Posted on 21 October 2018 | 7:00 pm