42 posts • joined Thursday 9th October 2008 21:05 GMT
What's in a name?
So now they can't be called Rudderless any more, am I right?
Surely what they have brought forth is the Fune. "Will you 'and me ze Fune, please?"
Re: Reg Commentors, I am disappoint.
I understand their tag line was going to "The How starts now".
That was after they nixed "Windows How?"...
Refresh my memory, willya
Wasn't part of the "Seattlement" of the first anti-trust action that MS dictated to the Justice Department a self-imposed Chinese Wall separating the OS dev team from the apps teams? The one that a certain Justice Thomas Penfold Jackson was brought in to rubber stamp when the trial judge flatly refused to, I mean. Not being totally naive here, I'm curious if anyone understands how the subsequent course of MS' legal manoeuvring has played out in this regard.
Too right, typical Apple
I can get a perfectly decent DOS system from then with a proper keyboard, 4.7 kb memory and a monitor for less than half that! You know, what everybody uses to get real work done. And it comes in a box of some kind. Plus they threw in an Etch-a-Sketch. I'd rather put up my hard earned sheckels for two real computers than some Apple toy for brain-dead zombie sheep etc, etc.
Well, I'll be a blue-arsed lesula!
Now I've seen everything...
"...but the mobile business is extremely seasonable..."
I'd take that with a pinch of salt.
Round corners? Trouble ahead!
Surely there's an opportunity in this...
It's a very small place but they need a Fucking Tourism Commission or some such thing. Then develop a Fucking business plan and big up the Fucking name – by that I mean rename it "Great Fucking". The highway signs – "Great Fucking Ahead" will do the rest for them. Yes, I know it translates to Gross Fucking but that may be it's own kind of attractant – who knows? Anyway, with a little initiative they can all become rich Fuckers!
A spa was suggested as another idea but somehow "Bad Fucking" doesn't have the quite the same cachet.
Re: How does that work?
So they'd be taking the piss then...
Well, I can recall...
...just dying for a beer more than once. Saved my life then and may well again I tell you.
Agreed. Mr Assay is either willfully ignorant of recent history or is trying to rewrite it. Office '98 on the Mac was a straight out port of the DOS/Windows Office '97 and it bombed in the marketplace, being the utter crap you might expect.To MS's credit, they surveyed their vassals on the Mac platform, hired over 100 Mac programmers to show them how to code and released a pretty reasonable Mac-native product. They did it because they valued the business – a higher proportion of Mac users at the time used MS Office than did Windows users. When Mr Jobs returned to Apple in 1997 continued development of Office for Mac was one of the items involved in Steve and Bill's horse-trading along with making IE the default browser and MS coughing up for a few Apple shares to settle the case of their wholesale "adoption" of Quicktime code. Both benefited enormously.
You could say being hired by Steve Jobs in the 1980's to write Word and Excel for the then new Mac platform was Bill G's second lucky break (after his mum got Gerstner at IBM to listen his DOS pitch) and the beginning of their symbiotic if fractious relationship. As for Office on the iPad. I couldn't care less. But then I don't have one. Yet.
she was just holding it wrong.
Patent on bonking?
Fuck that notion.
For pity's sake...
Someone get that poor duffer his white cane!
I do hope we can trust the Reg to keep a watchful eye on this situation. As for this "practising" nudist, what's to practise? I mean really...
Other than keeping his hedges and fences to a suitable height, surely the best this put upon gent can do is to turn the other cheek?
Re. Canadian geese
I would like to correct the false impression created by a badly informed poster above. Judging by their vast numbers, fecundity and output of excreta, I would suggest that our geese are indeed well gruntled.
That is all.
You didn't get the memo?
Please revert to the current meme... the fondlePad is a toy for content consumption. It is not a tool for content creation at an level or for anything real-world serious. I mean, no Excel?
Right. Carry on.
Is this the five-minute argument?
"The renowned linguistics expert appears to be struggling with the definition of the word 'argument'."
No, he's not.
Dead. Man. Talking.
Where do want to go today?
Is it true this is the MS Corrigan program we've been hearing about?
It's close enough...
As this contretemps is occurring in my backyard I'm obliged to point out that the offending logo is most often seen in black-only form in the local weekly advertising flyer, specifically in the classified ad section. While smallish it is paired with the Adobe logo and is positioned next to some copy about courses in web design and development. In that context this apple logo does leap off the page, in fact I've been drawn to it more than once because I thought it might be the Apple logo – a relative novelty until recently in such surroundings, hence my reaction. Of course the school's logo is different but I can't believe it is entirely fortuitous that they came up with this. As others have pointed out, they need something better anyway.
For the record, the school is located in Saanich, not in Vancouver. Saanich is a suburban community adjacent to Victoria which is on the southernmost extremity of Vancouver Island.