17 posts • joined Tuesday 13th April 2010 11:26 GMT
After promising to deliver the NBN sooner (at the cost of nobbling it), patience is the one thing he will not be getting from me.
I bought my wife an iPad last month and I was surprised that she had downloaded the iApps, knowing that they cost $10 (AUS), but we checked they were free for her. I'd still have to pay though.
Still a pain to code for
It's great that MS have created a highly standards-compliant browser, but if it's only available to the users of the latest one or two versions of Windows us devs will still have to waste time coding for all those users who are quite happy with their copy of XP thankyouverymuch.
On a tiny positive note...
...there are worse people to have in charge than Kathleen Kennedy.
But overall, sad face.
It's not like the materials don't exist. I had a little iRiver about 8 years ago that spent a year bouncing around in my pocket with all my lose change. After the battery gave out (which I'm sure has nothing to do with the case material) it spent the next 6 years or so in a variety of junk boxes. When I finally threw it away, there was nary a scratch on the case or screen. Shame the same couldn't be said for any iDevice.
Why do we have to buy scratch-free covers for our devices when they could be manufactured to a better quality? (Rhetorical).
Sent my wife an iMessage. She didn't get it. iMessage? Turned off. Stays off.
Insight into Amazon (UK)
I had some friends who published their own book in the UK. It was only for sale on Amazon and their own website. The more copies Amazon sold, the more they dropped their price, even though their only competition was a small website selling at RRP.
Eventually the Amazon priced dropped so low the profit margin was practically zero.
I guess there is an automated algorithm based on sale volumes although I doubt that applies across the board, especially electronics.
"On the conference call, Lane said that Whitman was prepared to handle a large hardware operation because, as the CEO of eBay, she was required to purchase large amounts of hardware."
I buy a lot of food. It doesn't mean I'm qualified to run a farm.
I thought it was a civil offense.
Words fail me...
So Accenture bagged another e-Health project? I guess they have a lot of talent lying around after losing the NHS NPfIT contract.
And they wonder why government projects fail.
How will HTML 5 "win" exactly?
I'm still confused as to why HTML 5 is being touted as a panacea for Flash just because it has a video tag. Flash was, and is, used for all sorts of things, especially websites that allegedly look cool but are difficult and frustrating to use.
Unless, that is, we're still referring to HTML 5 as that gelatinous blob/amorphous mass of technologies that might include CSS 3 animations (we don't really know). Then I can see if having a fighting chance.
On an anecdotal note, I wanted to book a table at a restaurant while on the move on Monday. Went to the website on my iPhone and I couldn't even extract a phone number on my flashless device.
Flash is going to be around for a long time to come whether we like it or not.
Train journeys are going to be fun
While I can see this kind of technological prediction actually coming true, I see public spaces full of embarrassed people murmuring into these little microphones.
Already we have these automated phone systems that demand you say "yes" or "no" instead of just pressing a button. They always make me feel a little foolish using them in front of other people.
I think there will be social consequences to this sort of tech, as we're seeing already with complaints about people on phones or MP3 players.
This explains everything
I was wondering why the HTML 5 spec has taken 13 years to get this far. It's because they've been too busy designing the logo and writing vapid marketing bollocks.
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