15 posts • joined Tuesday 15th May 2007 15:27 GMT
Have yourself a nice cup of coffee...
""Almost"? Really? Has Microsoft's CEO heard of the netbook or the iPhone, devices that are actually as portable as a phone and are as powerful as a PC, but don't have to run Windows?"
So netbooks are as portable as a phone, and the iPhone is as powerful as a PC? Have you actually used either? An awful end to an ok article, good sir.
Much as I love the Reg, sometimes this never-happy-brigade of writers makes me wonder...
I would agree with AC above that MSFT's vision ten years ago was right but maybe the timing wasn't. Basically these tablets (or whatever you want to call them) seem to be able to do all that Apple's new device can, and possibly more... will you be able to run Photoshop, Office, etc on the iSlate? Or will it be iBeer and iFart on a larger screen? Guess we'll have to wait and see...
HTC Touch HD?
Um... sounds pretty much exactly like the HTC Touch HD. Is there a difference at all apart from the somewhat less rounded look?
I really like my HD a lot by the way, even though I still haven't found all those mythical apps that are apparently available for Windows Mobile. There are only a handful pretty boring ones on the MSFT website.
trademark blue jeans and black shirt and sneakers
Awesome & wonderfully outlandish! Is he a superhero or something?
I'm today wearing my trademark blue jeans and t-shirt and sneakers. And I'll sue anyone trying to copy my style. So there!
Still not fixed completely...
There were still some instances of that on display this morning, like the time on the transit train. Somebody has got a proper nightmare on their hands there... poor sods ;)
Big words... unfortunately I can't agree with either position.
Yes, the W3C guidelines are cumbersome, inflated and pretty much useless unless you're an expert in the field. Nevertheless I think they are useful, even though a worldwide standard would be preferable.
No, unfortunately the cool kids don't know about accessibility. While XHTML and other web standards are becoming more widely used I doubt that anyone who doesn't have first hand experience with accessibility tools (myself totally included) would be able to produce a site that covers all eventualities.
Basically, what we need is a quick and dirty, easy to read guide/checklist for building accessible sites. The W3C is not the body to look at for this but their guidelines should be used as the basis for it... pity the poor bastard who takes on the task ;)
I might be alone here...
... but I don't think Vista is all that bad. I'm running it at home and have also just joined the first Vista machine to our network and after a bit of a learning curve it seems to be running pretty smoothly. There are a few glitches running more than one monitor and adding network printers, and of course it's pretty damn slow for the spec of the two laptops I'm using (Sony FZ11S and HP dv2350) but in general I'm fairly happy.
Then again I used to work for MSFT and I'm used to dealing with their betas ;)
Myspace was never about the technology
It's always been a horribly designed site where a good portion of features weren't working. Myspace got lucky when users were fleeing Friendster and that's what they capitalised on. Right now they need to fix their architecture or people will flee elsewhere... Facebook anyone?
Maybe Murdoch's made enough money now and is ready to let this ship go down?
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