Each week thousands of San Diegans turn to Phil Baker's weekly column on personal technology for valuable insights and recommendations. While the playing field is constantly shifting we thought there would be significant value in bringing a year's worth of articles together in one place, with an easy to use...
Each week thousands of San Diegans turn to Phil Baker's weekly column on personal technology for valuable insights and recommendations. While the playing field is constantly shifting we thought there would be significant value in bringing a year's worth of articles together in one place, with an easy to use index.
In this special edition we have organized Phil's columns into six categories that include:
1. Products for the home or home office
2. Products and services for mobile devices
3. A round-up of 2011's "best product" articles
4. 2011 new product reviews
5. Phil's commentary on technology companies, events, news and products
6. Automotive-centric personal technology products and services
We have also combed the archives to link to references to San Diego area companies mentioned in Phil's columns.
So whether you are a regular reader, or this is your first introduction to Phil's wit and wisdom, keep this collection handy as a reference when navigating the ever-changing landscape of personal technology.
Phil Baker is an expert in new product development and project management for large and small companies and is the author of "From Concept to Consumer" published by Financial Times Press. He has held senior product development and product management positions with Apple, Polaroid, Seiko, Proxima, Atari, Polycom, and Think Outside, and as the founder of Techsperts, Inc., works with numerous clients in the U.S. and Asia.
He has pioneered the use of Far East resources to bring products to market quickly and cost-effectively, and has written extensively on product development and manufacturing in China. His products have won numerous awards including Best Computer Product of 2000 from PC Magazine and design awards from Business Week, ID Magazine, and numerous other publications.
Phil founded Think Outside, inventor and manufacturer of the most popular PDA accessory ever, the Stowaway folding keyboard. He previously managed product development for Seiko, Apple Computer, Polaroid, Polycom and Proxima, and more recently was part of the team that created Barnes & Noble’s first eReader, the Nook.
He received a BS in physics from Worcestor Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Mass., an MS in engineering from Yale University and an MBA from Northeastern University. Phil currently provides consulting in product development for companies in the consumer and computer segments. Phil was San Diego's Entrepreneur of the Year 2000 for Consumer Products and holds more than 30 patents.
For the past nine years Phil has been the technology columnist for the San Diego Daily Transcript. His weekly column has run without interruption, appearing each week in the Tuesday edition. His website is www.techspertsinc.com. Phil resides in Solana Beach along with his wife, Jane, and a roomful of gadgets either being tested or waiting to be tested and returned.