Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Apple, yet again.

Once more Apple reinvents the wheel and takes credit for it.

On January 16, 2008 Steve Jobs of Apple declared that Amazon’s Kindle e-book reader would fail. In the New York Times he was quoted as saying:

“It doesn’t matter how good or bad the product is, the fact is that people don’t read anymore,” he said. “Forty percent of the people in the U.S. read one book or less last year. The whole conception is flawed at the top because people don’t read anymore.”

Now two years later Apple has jumped into the ereader market with both feet. The new Ipad announced today will do more than just play games, surf the net and show movies. Apple is touting it as an e reader and is developing aps that will include subscriptions to newspapers and magazines.

So I guess what Steve Jobs meant to say was ‘If I didn’t think of it, it won’t work. But when I release my version of the technology, it will be the most brilliant and insightful advance in the world.’

Steve Jobs. Yet again proves he talks out both sides of his face and is essentially an egomaniacal tool.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Broken Resolutions

According to some sources as many as 50% of all adult Americans make New Year's resolutions. But we aren't so good at keeping them. Nearly one quarter of those resolutions will not last out the week. Fifty percent won't make it beyond the first month. I'm not criticizing, mind you, my resolution didn't even make it out of the starting gate as you can see by the last date I posted on my blog. I had wanted to set a goal to blog on a regular basis. Yeah, that worked really well.

So I'm curious. How are your resolutions going?