I guess this story was really about whether Steve Jobs is a controlling asshole or not (didn't we establish that in the other four hundred Apple stories this month?), but I'm more interested in the claims that the PC is dying. Personally, I don't see it. All these portable devices are very convenient, but the usability is horrible. Touchscreens are a joke if you're typing anything longer than a Twitter post (especially if you're a good typist), small screens are bad for viewing more than one document at once or even viewing lots of a single document (especially if you have poor eyesight), and audio quality is horrible unless you use good headphones (which keeps other people from hearing) or dock it with speakers (which removes the portability advantage). Maybe laptop-style docking bays would help with all this? Or maybe the pad computing thing is just a fad propped up by tech journalists who don't do any real work on computers outside of three-paragraph articles and Tweets.
.net framework isn't something to make light of.
yeah, it's way too bloated and heavy for that.
The reason there are people who are up in arms over the whole Climate Gate scandal is very simple to understand. Many of the scientists and the institutions that are involved in the research of Climate Change are also involved in the conversations surrounding "Social Justice", "Climate Justice", "Redistributive Change", and have hopped on the anti-American bandwagon during the Bush years instead of staying "very neutral".
The extreme left are hip deep in the environmental movement. This clip from the Copenhagen Summit paints a disturbing picture for those who are not on board with the Marxist Dream:
If people are really interested in advancing the truth behind Climate Change, they had better divorce themselves from the people in the above clip and fast. Yet, I dont think that is going to happen because these people and the proponents of AGW are one and the same.
And let us not forget the blazen hypocrisy of the AGW leaders who fly in multiple 747's and drive around in stretched limo's during such conferences, and crack pot schemes such as "Cap and Trade" which reduces "carbon emissions" through impoverishment of western nations.
I reviewed this guy and his lifestream idea back in 2004 (http://www.natesimpson.com/blog/archives/2004/08/10/scopeware/) and ultimately found myself pretty unimpressed. I mean, the core ideas are interesting but so patent-encumbered that it will be a decade before they are touchable, and the man himself holds some pretty irritating/intolerant views (cited a few in that post) that left a bad impression on the whole. Sad then, sad now.
Smokers die quicker than non-smokers, saving us money that would be spent on long term care.
I've learned years ago, that journalists are the *only* true force opposed to corruption.
Communications major, I assume? There are plenty of corrupt journalists, too. And idiot sycophants who fawn over corrupt officials blindly.
I think a lot of those are scams too. I've twice been subscribed, without my consent, to junk like that, one a cell-phone dating thing (these doods), and one some ring-tones. I finally got Sprint to lock my account so no subscriptions can be added without me explicitly calling up Sprint to request they authorize it---which should be the default.
Obviously it's referring to a once very popular company, that then went into a bit of a decline, but is now making a comeback with their reunion phone.
It's the same phenomon that whenever a company relocates, they tend to relocate to really near wherever the top managment lives. The human brain is really good at making up good, objective reasons for justifying whatever it wants to.
Almost anything derogatory you could say about today's software design would be accurate. -- K.E. Iverson