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

230: Ex Machina: Are We There Yet? author Dan Albert

Historian and author Dan Albert joins Horace and Judd to discuss Dan's new book, Are We There Yet?, touching on the VW Beetle, non-capitalist Henry Ford and resisting technological determinism.

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Posted on 14 July 2019 | 11:00 pm

229: Sausage and Jony Ive

Horace reflects on Jony Ive's departure.

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Posted on 30 June 2019 | 3:30 pm

228: Killer Apps

Horace checks in from the Holiday Road, sharing his thoughts on WWDC, iPadOS, Mac Pro and The Army Way.

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Posted on 23 June 2019 | 7:00 pm

227: Ex Machina: Dynamite

High Explosives, why there isn’t a Nobel Prize in Mathematics and fan fiction from Horace.

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Posted on 1 June 2019 | 10:00 pm

226: Where Non-Consumption Prevails

For once, Horace doesn’t spoil Game of Thrones. Also, Huawei, Trader Joe’s vs. Netflix, and at least one amazingly great #CriticalQuestion.

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Posted on 25 May 2019 | 7:00 pm

225: P/E Ratio Revisited

Horace answers some #CriticalQuestions and discusses the latest Apple earnings call from a secret location in the southern hemisphere.

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Posted on 6 May 2019 | 10:00 pm

224: The State of Our Disconsent

Tim Walters returns to discuss with Horace data privacy and the impact the General Data Protection Regulation has had after being in effect for (almost) one year.

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Posted on 27 April 2019 | 5:00 am

223: A Market For Trust

Horace shares more thoughts on Apple Card and Services, and touches on a surprising staple of 1980s Romanian television.

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Posted on 9 April 2019 | 4:00 am

222: Culmination

Horace ponders Apple's Show Time event, while Judd pretends not to notice the damage to his car.

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Posted on 26 March 2019 | 4:00 am