* Posts by Alby

4 posts • joined 15 Jan 2011

MPs tell BT: Lay more fibre or face split with Openreach

Alby

Re: Apples vs Oranges

"it looks as if the plan is to invest almost all, if not more than the whole of the net earnings"

Nope - EBITDA would already take into account the amount that they have spent on things such as infrastructure investment. Without the investment, EBITDA would be £2bn higher. It's massive under-investment no matter how you look at it.

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Microsoft to make Xamarin tools and code free and open source

Alby

Re: Fantastic

I wouldn't bet on it. More likely that they would go after a Unity acquisition if they wanted to get back into game dev.

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Amazon sets date for Kindle Touch UK touchdown

Alby

monochrome e-ink....meh....

What I want to see is a review of the Ectaco colour eBook reader. I presume it's a reskinned version of the South Korean one but available over here and would like to see someone take it through it's paces before I part with £350(!) of my own money on one. Go on, El Reg, you know you want to have a play with one too.

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Apple tightens rules for iPad news delivery

Alby

Not surprised in the slightest ...

When Apple came for the alternative app stores,

I remained silent;

I was not a alternative app store operator.

When they locked out jailbreakers,

I remained silent;

I was not a jailbreaker.

When they came for the Flash and interpreted code,

I did not speak out;

I was not a Flash or interpreted code user.

When they came for the content creators,

I remained silent;

I wasn't a content creator.

When they came for me,

there was no one left to speak out.

Because of their continual need to try and control how I use a product that I've purchased, I've avoided Apple products for the last 7 or 8 years and each day I feel more and more justified in doing it. As bad as the Apple situation gets, the real trouble will come when Google decide they don't need to play nicely any more and start rocking the boat in the same way as Apple are doing now. The ripples will be like tidal waves for a lot of businesses ...

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