Photos: MSI’s Dual-Screen Notebook

January 9, 2010

Thanks to @doctorlaura for two images from CES2010, the first of which is just stunning:

Click = big

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Palm’s Jon Rubinstein Dives Into The Stupid Pool

January 9, 2010

Palm CEO, former Apple exec says he’s never used an iPhone

Rubinstein said that although it sounds “really strange,” his company doesn’t pay much attention to Apple, and he doesn’t worry about the iPhone. To that, Swisher responded: “I don’t believe you.” Rubinstein then claimed he has never touched an iPhone

“I don’t have an iPhone,” he said. “I’ve never even used one.”

Boldfaced emphasis added by me.

I really fear for the future of Palm now.

Congratulations, Rubinstein.

You’re in the Stupid Pool along with Steve Ballmer and Sergey Brin.

How Corporate Drones Are Killing America

January 9, 2010

OK, now that the headline is cleaned up enough for people to use as a link, let me tell you what the actual post headline is:

How Corporate Bitches Are Killing America

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In Two Years, Only Google Will Use Android

January 9, 2010

Yesterday, I posted Google, The Vampire in which this revelation appeared:

This is going to sound really cynical, but the only thing that really matters is how many of these we ship – how many Android phones.

Boldfaced emphasis added by me.

The more I thought about that in the time since, the more it bothered me. What’s basically being said there is this:

1) This is a numbers racket we’re running
2) We don’t give a damn about the end user, they’re suckers

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iWork Is Apple’s Thermonuclear Bomb

January 9, 2010

On September 26, 2007, I posted this: Apple To Rewrite Computing Again

My timing was waaaaay off because Apple wanted to do lots more work than I had ever anticipated (just as they did with iLife and iWork ’07).

Plus, this being the tech world, as a project is being worked on, the entire tech world around it changes — making just about every project a near-Sisyphean task. You start out with a blueprint for one screen resolution and then BAM! there are competitors suddenly out there offering crap devices at low-ball prices, ruining your projected positioning and cachet. So you start again and up the ante.


I said that when Apple’s device would appear, it’d bring

the revelation of a customized version of the iWork suite for it.

Italics emphasis in the original.

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