Dragged Into The Future, Kicking And Screaming

From the Verge:

CBS CEO Les Moonves is the latest TV exec to publicly entertain the idea of halting free broadcast TV if streaming provider Aereo is allowed to continue its service. Responding to a question about News Corp. COO Chase Carey’s threats to make Fox cable-only, Moonves told The New York Times that he “wholeheartedly supported what Chase said.” He explained that CBS was in preliminary talks with cable operators in the New York – Connecticut area (currently the only area in which Aereo operates) about what the switch would take, emphasizing his reluctance to take such a drastic approach. “Frankly, we don’t think it will get to that point,” he explained.
The definitions of television are changing.
The definitions of a computer continue to change.
The definitions of everything you once knew and know now are changing.
I don’t care if I’m sounding like a broken record, but keep the words of Darwin in your head at all times. Adapt or die.

Patent Bullshit

The Verge: Apple’s bounce-back patent receives ‘final’ rejection from US patent office
It’s clear Samsung has copied a shit ton from Apple’s iOS, iPhone, iPad, retail stores and everything in-between.
That being said, I don’t think Apple, or any other company should own the patent on elasticity, virtual or otherwise.
As a web designer who started his career in 1999, I’ve seen seen many examples of (Flash) interfaces and websites that used bounce-back interactions in contexts similar to those in iOS years before the iPhone came to be.

Go Home, Home

Facebook has rethought the mobile experience with their new flavor of Android, Home:

Introducing Facebook Home

The family of apps that puts your friends at the heart of your phone.

With Home, everything on your phone gets friendlier. From the moment you turn it on, you see a steady stream of friends’ posts and photos. Upfront notifications and quick access to your essentials mean you’ll never miss a moment. And you can keep chatting with friends, even when you’re using other apps.

This phone is clearly not for me.

When I described Home to my wife in the car earlier today, she replied, “I don’t like the sound of it. Most of my friends’ lives aren’t all that exciting to me.” I agree with her. The lives of most of the people I’m connected to on Facebook aren’t very interesting either, so having their updates front-and-center on my phone doesn’t appeal to me (conversely, I don’t think my life is exciting to most of the people I’m connected to on Facebook).

I do acknowledge there are probably a lot of people this does appeal to. People who have to be constantly updated every time a friend eats a cupcake or wipes his/her ass or takes a picture of his/her kid. No thanks.

My life is to be lived, not to follow what everyone else I know is doing.