The Critical Path

The Critical Path

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 Anders Brownworth and Horace Dediu.



#179: Pre-WWDC

June 9, 2016 at 7:00PM • 1 hour 32 minutes

In this special pre-WWDC show, Horace and Anders discuss the enterprise, NSA and landing a helicopter at the bottom of the Grand Canyon.


#178: Special Edition

June 1, 2016 at 6:00PM • 1 hour 13 minutes

Horace and special co-host Farshad Nayeri discuss Log Log Scale, the iPhone SE and Artificial Intelligence.


#177: Moving Parts

May 20, 2016 at 9:00AM • 1 hour 35 minutes

Horace discusses Apple's investment in Didi. Can R&D expenditures tell us anything about future performance? Horace and Anders take listener questions and the discussion devolves into health and dental benefits for henchmen in an evil lair.


#176: The Over-Under Service Dichotomy

May 13, 2016 at 11:00PM • 1 hour 25 minutes

Horace talks about developments in Disruption theory. A fairly long and deep discourse on the state-of-the-art in innovation theory development.


#175: There Is No Such Thing As A Free Service

May 5, 2016 at 9:00PM • 1 hour 25 minutes

We pause briefly from talking about cars to talk Apple’s quarterly. The China slowdown, the Watch as the future of computing, services and trusting an advising automaton.


#174: Automobile: The Next Generation

April 30, 2016 at 10:45PM • 56 minutes

Horace interviews his son on what the next generation will think about cars. Insights only a 10 year old can offer and we take a few questions from the audience. (recorded live in front of an Airshow audience)


#173: iPod, iPhone, iPad, i3?

April 15, 2016 at 12:00PM • 1 hour 30 minutes

Horace explains why he was wrong about the BMW i3. Also, more Q&A.


#172: This is my iPad Pro, and this is my other iPad Pro.

April 10, 2016 at 3:00PM • 1 hour 34 minutes

On this special "in person" edition of the Critical Path, Horace and Anders discuss Apple's latest product offerings, the iPhone SE and the new 9.7 inch iPad Pro 9.7, and take listener questions via Twitter.


#171: Happy 40th

March 31, 2016 at 8:00PM • 1 hour 29 minutes

Horace and Anders discuss Apple's 40th birthday and what "the next 40" might look like. We also compare Tesla's production line with that of the BMW i3.


#170: Bending the Adoption Curve

March 31, 2016 at 8:45PM • 1 hour 42 minutes

In this live recording of Critical Path, Horace takes questions from the Twitter audience in real-time. Topics include how to value Apple, collaborative platforms and the Apple Car & production methods.