19 posts • joined Wednesday 11th November 2009 07:01 GMT
Did they not get the memo? The War on Piracy is over - and you fella's lost.
The War was over 10 years ago when regular folk could choose from competing P2P networks like Gnutella, G2, Bittorrent, DC, Overnet, eDonkey, FastTrack and others and freely share music, video and software. Things have advanced much further since then. Everything is streamed live at the consumers convenience.
An entire generation has grown up, saturated with media to consume - thousands of tv channels, radio stations and free sources for software. There is no going back. Legislation cannot revert society back to the old model. The paradigm shift was triggered by technology, but the philosophy is driven by the people. The value of media must be re-evaluated, and business must adjust to operate in the new model.
"So they would prefer a device where it's a free for all, where they then have to install additional programs to block companies spying on them in order to try and sell them something."
People like freedom of choice. Freedom for developers to do as they like, freedom for users to decide what is acceptable to them. I don't own any of their portable devices. I do have a mac keyboard though. This is another example of control and lock-in, setting Apple up as the master of their platform like how Microsoft tried-and-succeeded in being the master of Windows in terms of office productivity.
Instead of blocking access to other browsers, they could of just put up a message saying they recommend Safari for the demo as that is what they tested it on. Instead of stretching the truth they could of said its not just purely HTML5 in the demo. Of course, everybody is ignoring the fact he saved his real anger for Google, who fully deserve it for their spin.
As for IE, I'm looking forward to 9, but I won't be using HTML5 for another 2 years or more.
lol - that's all I have to say.
taking your Q on the face of it
The e7001 actually looks quite good from the video overview. Archos will have a tablet out soon with similar specs, but it wont have feature parity with the e7001. The market is certainly getting more interesting now people are beginning to realise Apple might not be the one-true-way™
Despite being a big fan of Ubuntu, I completely agree. This is poor editing/reporting.
(I also like Fedora & SuSE)
1 step forward
Well IE9 will still need to prove itself in terms of security, and Microsoft will be judged on their response time to vulnerabilities. However this is good news, not for today or tomorrow, but the distant future.
Chrome wasn't really pushed into the marketsphere initially either, but it's doing well for itself today. Google play the long game, I don't really see this as signs of failure, more like typical Google strategy. Demand is there, and it will grow.
When Google Docs/OO.o don't cover my tasks, I install Office 2000. Not touched it in 3 years, but my copy is here ready.
Spin is the order of the day
If you check Dr. Evan Harris's blog he completely destroys the comments (read: lies) the Home Secretary made in Parliament. Alan needs booting out quicker than you can say sexed up dossier. The Drug war is failing everybody. Minor tweaks to the classification system won't send a message to anybody. Time in jail does not concern recreational drug users. This government is half way out the door I just wish it was going to be replaced by Lib Dems rather than Cameron's playboys.