Please stop with the Elon Musk circle jerk.
This time it really *is* different.
Unless someone else has discovered some new industry for all these workers to hypothetically migrate to?
I didn't think so.
It costs money and it isn't sexy to spend money on infrastructure.
The police find it hard to investigate and want an ez-pass.
But I bought a Surface 2 and a docking station to use a larger monitor / kb / mouse while at my desk.
I like the flexibility of it quite a bit - switching between the full desktop mode with dock, tablet, and being able to write with a stylus and use OneNote all on one device without having to sync this that and the other thing (except backup to the cloud of course!)
It is obviously the way to go.
As PCs get smaller and more power efficient and tablets / phones get more powerful there will be a convergence of those form factors.
figure out why they are doing this in schools... everywhere...
Why do educators and parents think that just *having* these devices will be some sort of educational silver bullet?
It is much more important to figure out where they have the best value educationally and how to then integrate those benefits into the curriculum.
They always seem to have the cart before the horse.
CEO-speak.. "building the right organization" "work towards synergies and strategic alignment" gobbledygoop
I'm all for cutting out bureaucracy where it isn't needed but come on man..
Really? I don't know what to say about that..
Thanks for posting this link --- interesting to see their take on it.
We have similar issues in Canada with the spooks collecting information all over the place under the guise of defending us.
It is wrong.
It is great that they make the govt do what they are *supposed* to have to do to get your data.. but look at their privacy policies for everything else!
None. None. of these companies "have your back" as far as protecting your private information.
Most of them have business models based completely on collecting, using and selling it.
I'd be shocked if the govt didn't have a couple of advertising front companies that simply buy the data rather than request it officially.
Convergence is where it is at. No one wants to lug around a ton of different devices.
The site where presumably bright people rant about how dumb people are most of the time but then some of them proceed to stick their heads in the sand whenever the politicized issue of climate change comes up... never ceases to amaze me.
Then again when the regulators have been gutted,bought off, and have former (and soon to be again) Wall Street insiders running them, what do you expect?
The industry is practically self regulated now, an oxymoron of course, which is to say: they aren't regulated.
Free markets will solve all -- except of course when our extreme greed causes the excrement to hit the fan and then it is time for the taxpayer to pony up. Bonuses!
and when your entire site goes down on a Monday morning because one of your vendors applied an update to some connecting hardware? And their response when asked for the reason for the outage is "Your hardware was 3yrs out of date. Your Sys Admin said it wasn't broke so he didn't fix it" What's your boss going to say after he gets done telling how many years of your salary the outage cost the company?
I delay updates, but I get that shit approved by executive officers first. I always make sure I have a very good reason to delay it as well.
Ah yes, Sys Admin, the damned if you do and damned if you don't profession.