Last year Tim Cook disparaged Microsoft’s effort to merge its tablet and desktop products, saying: “You can converge a toaster and a refrigerator, but those aren’t going to be pleasing to the user.” Tim, I love you, but a toaster-fridge would be more pleasing to me than the current controls on Apple’s Music App. Here’s one example that … Continue reading
What do you do when you hear a great new song by one of your favorite artists that reminds you of all the mistakes and compromises you’ve made in your life. And, is full of hope. You try to write a blog post about it.
It’s alway nice to be Number 1. For example, I’m terrifically proud that I purchased my current home at the absolute peak of the real estate bubble. And I feel equally puffed up over this chart from the Economist showing that we in the US are supporting Big Pharma in their quest for profits. Shame on those Health … Continue reading
What’s in a word? If the word is Cloud then the assumption is that it’s newer and better. Last week Apple bought the music service Lala. Without going into the gory details, Lala’s product allows you to access the music you already purchased from their cloud computers, no matter where you are located. The technology … Continue reading
Sometimes odd facts can impress people. Every once in a while I give it a shot. When I was Skyping with Matthew last week I casually mentioned that during WWII the production line for B-24 Bombers at “The Run” (a production line set up by Henry Ford 34 miles SE of Detroit along a creek … Continue reading