I’m a big believer in boredom. Boredom allows one to indulge in curiosity and...– Steve Jobs.
Now hiring: companies move away from outsourcing... →
The Great Tech War Of 2012 | Fast Company →
Scott of the Antarctic: the lies that doomed his... →
The Rise of the New Global Elite →
In a plutonomy there is no such animal as “the U.S. consumer” or “the UK...– The Rise of the New Global Elite - The Economist
The Galaxy Nexus is Big
Ben: That’s no moon. It’s a phone.
Han: It’s too big to be a phone.
Luke: I have a very bad feeling about this.
The understatement: Roboto vs. Helvetica →
As Gruber said, Roboto is shamelessly Google’s Arial. understatementblog: Google announced the mouthful known as “Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich” today. The first bullet point of their presentation was a new system-wide font, Roboto. John Gruber quickly pointed out what had caught my eye as well: Roboto sure looks a lot like Helvetica, the typeface so famous they
Beyond the PC | The Economist →
Your True Social Network
parislemon: For as long as you’ve been carrying around a cellphone, you’ve been carrying around a social network in your pocket. And it’s your most important social network. But you probably don’t realize it. Your address book. For years, you didn’t realize it because the original cellphones pre-dated the online social movement and there was no way that carriers or OEMs were going to come up...
…over the past year, competition for IT skills has become increasingly...– http://arstechnica.com/business/news/2011/10/now-hiring-companies-move-away-from-outsourcing-to-control-their-it-destiny.ars
Android screen resolution madness →
Google’s Android developer’s guide states that: Before publishing your application, you should thoroughly test it in all of the supported screen sizes and densities. The title links to this same guide, where these supported screen sizes and densities are listed. It’s worth checking it out. That’s twenty different resolutions developers have to test their applications...
Cisco will be supporting OpenFlow in Nexus... →
Omar Sultan questions Cisco’s Distinguished Systems Engineer David Meyer about OpenFlow efforts and roadmap. And some things will be coming for the Nexus 3000 line. Stay tuned.
Jim & Siri
Jim: I love you, Siri
Jim: No really, I love you
Siri: I hope you don’t say that to those other mobile phones, Jim
Jim: No way, I only love you Siri
Siri: You are the wind beneath my wings
Jim: That’s nice. I’m glad you know I love you
Siri: All you need is love. And your iPhone
IBM buys Platform Computing, gets HPC and private... →
Getting Big Blue into the private cloud world: The acquisition will give IBM a significantly larger toolbox for tackling high-performance and technical computing applications such as “big data” analytics, simulation, and product design. Platform Computing also brings along technology that will help round out IBM’s cloud computing offerings.
The Art of Complex Problem Solving →
Universe Dented, Grass Underfoot →
This surely has to be the best piece John Gruber has ever written. I like to think that in the run-up to his final keynote, Steve made time for a long, peaceful walk. Somewhere beautiful, where there are no footpaths and the grass grows thick. Hand-in-hand with his wife and family, the sun warm on their backs, smiles on their faces, love in their hearts, at peace with their fate. Ever.
iPhone 4s: most successful Apple product launch... →
It is becoming clearer every day, as iPhone 4s is already sold out in the US, that the greater the disappointment in the product by pundits and media, the greater its success. Just remember the iPad, dismissed as a “large iPod Touch”, and now the spark that ignited the Post-PC era. Apple leads the way, but it’s not always sparks and magic, sometimes it’s about...
See What You Print →
Printing for the rest of us.
Having Siri sing “Daisy” when the battery is almost down would be a...– Tigas, in an ArsTechnica comment.
Siri vs. Google →
This is what happens when you no longer Google something. You start “Siring” it. And, more importantly, Apple is sticking itself between you and Google, by offering direct search access to sites like Wikipedia and Yelp — and many more sites and apps to come, no doubt. Siri doesn’t have to go through Google Search, and it doesn’t show you any Google ads. And that should be scary to...
Why is there no iPhone 5? →
Horace Dediu gives what I consider hands down the best analysis of Apple’s yesterday move with the iPhone 4s: Because an iPhone 5 is not needed meaning that it would over-serve the market and price itself out of contention. The question will be very different a year from now when most early Android buyers will be looking for a new phone and when most iPhone 4 users (all 70 million...
Why 3.5 inches is just the right size →
Dustin Curtis nails his analysis on phone screen size: it’s all about the ergonomic feel of the device. In short, if you can’t operate a phone single-handedly, there’s a design flaw somewhere. And thumbs can only reach so much distance… This is an example of one of those design decisions that you don’t usually notice until you see someone doing it wrong. It’s one of the...
The margins for Kindle content are thin. Very thin. Apple runs its content...– Horace Dediu on the Kindle Fire’s $199 price and what it means for Amazon and market disruption. (via parislemon)