So then they can pass on the same file to Amazon/B&N/Apple and they can add in their own DRM before distributing.
I completely agree with you, but this is probably what they meant. And we can probably assume the ebooks will take the same route as digital music. So, when DRM is removed, you can buy wherever and place wherever.
Although, I had problems doing it with the iPod Touch.
Works ok on the Droid though.
It's free and has all the benefits of Gmail without the downsides of running your own mail server. I use it for my business and it works great.
(Although honestly I just forward it to my regular Gmail account and use Gmail's "send from" feature.)
If it it like my Droid (excepting the SIM card thing since I'm Verizon), it meets all of your requirements.
You can even flash a completely custom ROM onto the device.
Phil Schiller was pretty irked at AT&T at the keynote this year.
I'm sure they'd love a way to stick it to them.
Get with Google and make the iPhone completely run on Google Voice VoIP.
Make it carrier-agnostic (duh) and make it data-only.
The iPhone would become a data only device that would have VoIP built right into the device.
It would work an any network and could even change networks with impunity.
Also, it *should* be cheaper since you're not paying for tradition phone/voicemail/SMS.
University all access passes for their libraries and students.
Access to orphan books.
Easy for authors to claim rights and be compensated.
Easy reading on computers, mobile devices, and e-readers.
If you guys can accomplish all this as quickly and completely as Google will, I'll support you.
If MS dictates how the majority of the web renders pages, they would be using their dominance in the market to make their web creation tools (FrontPage/Expression Web) "better" - in reality just more compatible withe their twisted versions of web standards.
Not only that but they can make web tools Live/Bing/Hotmail work best with their browser - influencing users of those tools to almost be forced to to use IE.
I keep all of my important files and media files on the server, it also backs up my computers.
I can access it if I am not at home via SSH.
I'm also going to add a cron job and an external HDD for offsite backup.
Don't be cocky though - it's annoying. Do group things - dancing, classes, anything really, Introduce yourself to people - it'll feel awkward, but most of them will be pleased. Remember names - saying a person's name in a sentence 3 times shortly after meeting them helps. Be polite - please, thank you, hold open doors, etc. Don't be cocky - it's annoying.* This helps you meet people - beyond that is up to you - but it's ok, no one else knows what they're doing either. -- *I typed it twice because it's important.