I agree that Chrome browser has a generally pleasant interface (to the point that other browsers feel cluttered, to me). However, look at everything else Google touches. It's always cluttered, clunky, and misleading. G+, youtube, youtube mobile clients, youtube clients on consoles and roku and other devices. Google Docs. Even Gmail to a degree. Google has two things that are pleasing as interfaces: Chrome and Google.com's main page. Everything else feels like an engineer tossed it together in a day after working on the backend for two years.
Granted, this is but one man's opinion. Maybe everyone else loves these interfaces...?
I'm fine with subscriptions. I would rather pay $5/mo to RDIO for access to their massive library than buy music. What could that $60/yr get me? Four CDs? No thanks.
On the other hand, they're all missing a lot of content, too. It's frustrating to really want one chunk of music and simply not be able to get it. And, of course, no subscription service gives you Led Zep or Beatles and AC/DC and so on, it seems.
I just don't know that I'd give Youtube $10/mo. Double the price.. for what is probably a weaker selection (and one that is probably geared more toward Gaga, Bieber, PewDiePie fans).
Plus, Youtube means Youtube/Google interface. Fuck that. RDIO isn't great, but at least it wasn't designed by Google's interface guys. *shudder*
We've run a few two-part videos, but this is the first time we've split one video into six parts -- with two running today, two tomorrow, and two Thursday. But then, how many people do we interview who have had as much of an effect on the nature of information transmission -- as opposed to just publishing -- as Tim O'Reilly? We don't know for sure, but there's a good chance that O'Reilly books are owned by more Slashdot readers than books from any other publisher. That alone makes Tim O'Reilly worth listening to for nearly an hour, total. (Alternate Video Links: Video 1 ~ Video 2; transcript below covers both videos.)
The difference is, you can't do much to force them to pay up, while they can cut off your internet access (and your livelihood) to get *you* to pay up.
And if you don't do that, but some twats claim you are doing it or their shitty system has a false-positive, you can pay for something you didn't do or lose a vital service.
I'm fine with them doing this. Once they have taken you to court and received a judgement in their favor against you.
Absolutely.. Just pointing out that we should be equally skeptical of self-proclaimed skeptics.
This is the new media. Clearly label satire; obfuscate native advertising.
Documented by whom? Plenty of people claim "documented" when they're really just pulling stuff out of their ass.
Does not matter what you did or didn't do- for all you know, the guy he really wants is standing behind you. By hitting the ground, you clear his field of fire.
When they say "stop, I just want to talk" they mean "lay down face down on the ground with your hands behind your back"
Come to think of it, that's damn good advice no matter what color you are.
Haven't we heard this story line a few times before?