Monthly Archives: July 2009

Chocolate Vapor

This looks absolutely gorgeous. But until I see something besides (great) Photoshopped 3-D renderings and (shitty) After Effects video demos, it’s all just smoke and mirrors. Vaporware. Syncing? Responsive touchscreen? Integrated mapping, email, contacts, media and browsing? Easy to use? Great applications? I hope so, but something tells me LG is going to let me […]

innovation vs invention

The spark of this entry came from a post written by Tomi T Ahonen on the blog Communities Dominate Brands. In his post, Ahonen blasts Forbes for an article titled, Nokia’s Motorola Moment. The crux of his argument is that Forbes has gotten gotten all the facts wrong, and that most of the innovations being […]

Jor-El keeping it real

You will travel far, my little Kal-El. But we will never leave you… even in the face of our death. The richness of our lives shall be yours. All that I have, all that I’ve learned, everything I feel… all this, and more, I… I bequeath you, my son. You will carry me inside you, […]

having the vision

This past Wednesday TechCrunch received a zip archive of over 300 of Twitter’s internal strategy documents. TechCrunch founder, Michael Arrington, pondered what to do about this ‘dillemma’. Prominent Mac blogger, John Gruber reacted to this on his site, Daring Fireball, “What you may ask, is the dilemma, since it is clear that any decent human […]

Acrossair – Nearest Tube

Back in 2007, I explained why there was an iPhone craze. Here’s why there’s still one: Acrossair looks legit. I hope they are. via Daring Fireball

find Bill Gates a browser!

CNet interviewed Bill Gates this week and got his comments on Google’s Chrome OS. Gates gets all ontological and shit on the web browser and browser-ness: It just shows the word browser has become a truly meaningless word …What’s a browser? What’s not a browser? If you’re playing a movie, is that a browser or […]

Apple pulls an ‘iTunes’ on AT&T

Craig Moffett from Bernstein Research on the iPhone-AT&T relationship (via ZDNet): Apple has radically tilted the strategic playing field away from the network operator in favor of the device manufacturer …Remarkably, Apple has so thoroughly stolen the customer relationship – who would argue that Apple iPhone customers’ first affinity is to the device rather than […]

names are important

So Google has a browser called Chrome, and they’ve decided to call their new operating system Chrome as well. Hmmm. Gizmodo responsed to this today, ‘Android, Chrome OS Relationship Confusing Everyone, Including Google‘. John Gruber responds more specifically to the wack-ass nomenclature: A web browser is very different from an OS, even if the OS […]

his space, my space, everyone’s iPhone space

Last week Michael Surtees wrote a post on how he organizes his iPhone home screen. It wasn’t long after I bought my iPhone that I too started to organize my home screen based on my usage patterns. Over the last year and half my usage patterns have shifted slightly as new applications have become available […]

where to get off the subway

At some point, yes, there will be an iPhone app for everything. Add Exit Strategy to the list of ‘Things People Used to Do With Their Own Brains’. Makes me think about all the things I use to rely on myself for – remembering peoples’ phone numbers, knowing the order of songs on CDs (and […]