Cingely has been writing about this all year. He cites Jim Gettys too. See: http://www.cringely.com/tag/bufferbloat/
Cringely explains why on his blog: Seeking a final resolution
Also, he talks about technical bits about the digitization.
This was a segment today on NPR: http://www.sciencefriday.com/program/archives/201108121
two new Intel Macs with huge plasma displays, but with keyboards and mice as options -- literally big-screen TVs that just happen to be computers, too.
Apple is not a gamer company... Gamers want to be able to tweak their hardware and Apple is not likely to allow this... [Apple] won't be willing or able to provide high end gaming gear to the hardcore gaming crowd.
Agreed, but your are talking about a tiny slice of the potential market.
Apple hardware scores badly in the cost vs performance tradeoff.
Not for the bulk of consumers, not when usability is a factor in measuring performance (and value).
Apple won't be able to compete with the Wii on the low end.
Not at all! the AppleTV retails for less than the Wii!
Sony and MS's current offerings are actually unbelievably similar
Nintendo looks increasingly like a successful toy manufacturer
Excellent observations! MS and Sony do not grok family entertainment, they only seem to care about teenage males. The Wii is cute, but I am too much of snob to buy new tech that only supports 480p. Apple is about to do for living room game consoles what they did for MP3 players, smart phones, and tablet computers. I cannot wait!
Where are the Mac games? Where are the Mac game developers?
Have you not noticed the most popular use of the iPod Touch and iPad? Apple is about to do for living room game consoles what they did for MP3 players, smart phones, and tablet computers. I cannot wait!
I'd bet money the characters will have smartphones inside the computer world...
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