He has Google, FaceBook and Twitter on his list. In those three cases the product is You.
He should have had Alta Vista, USENET NEWS and IRC.
These successors have only made scads of money off ideas from real pioneers.
Sure, but what were its competitors doing that changed the User Experience for the better?
Screwing up so bad they made Apple look amazingly good.
Why did the NYT let a report called 'Walt Mossberg' write newb-level electronics reviews, rather than pushing him in the direction of being a hard hitting, hard drinking, crime-beat reporter with a tolerance for risk and a taste for vigilante justice?
It seems like such a waste...
Only in comics, man, only in the comics. Real world reporters on crime-beat tend to blame society now, it's the PC thing to do.
Rupert Murdoch found out that Mossberg voted for Obama.
His successor will have been a *cough* former *cough* employee of Microsoft, Apple or someone else you "can" trust.
all the government has to do is turn off the cell towers. A kill switch is a mute point.
I see what you did there.
GPL gives benefits to others via restrictions to others and calls it "freedom". Noting against the ideals of GPL, but stop calling it freedom, it is NOT.
Freedom and Patriotism have various definitions, depends upon whom you ask.
Kill yourself, Mark Leno.
No, you need to blame the idiots who are so cavalier with their phones. I'm amazed how many I find on trails or in the middle of roads.
It has come to this.
Quite so. Quite so.
The crackers will figure out how to trigger the remote kill switch without your authorization, bricking thousands if not millions of phones.
Or the goobernmint will...
Incoming text: Send me $100 dollars or I'll freeze your phone.
On the surface one might thing âoeThatâ(TM)s a great idea, it would make stolen phone useless!â
But beyond the idea that eventually hackers would find a path around such measures, it also opens the door to abuse by âoeLaw Enforcementâ, who are notoriously unable to police themselves from both breaking the law and abusing the privileges they have been given.
"Oh, you found your missing phone, which you thought was stolen, so we bricked it. Certainly we can unbrick it - for a modest fee of $85 - MUAH HA HA HA HAAAAAAH! Oh, pardon I dribbled a bit at the thought of extracting this fee for 5 seconds work. Excuse me while I get a mop and a bucket."
Nah, it wouldn't be abused.
This is where Musk's Hubris is going to be a problem.
There's no way that he can know for sure what happened in the fire, and he's going to risk having to eat crow -- lots and lots of crow -- if he's proven wrong.
I love the guy, but hubris is clearly among his worst qualities.
You're charging it wrong.
What I find completely unbelievable in this story is that someone in California actually has their car in a garage.
Your garage is where you keep all the stuff you can't fit into the house.
The street is where you keep your car.