Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The changing user interface of life

I never fully grokked why my friend is *so* passionate about his iphone and, well, all things Apple in general. Sure, they're brilliant at product development and execution. Yes, Steve Jobs is a marketing genius with an unparalleled ability to create an upswell of consumer demand.

But to bring the latest SDK specs with you on a vacation to Thailand? :0)

Now, however, I get it. I at last have the latest-greatest elite toy and for starters, all the pent-up demand for music that my ipod-less experience to date (Shuffle doesn't really count folks) is alone transforming my reality into an immersive, escapist delight.

And I KNOW I haven't even scratched the surface when it comes to appreciating the elegance of the device's integrated design and to leveraging the Brave New World of AppleStore applications being promulgated as I type.

The horror of it all is that now that I can access Facebook 24X7, the reactionary makers of the beloved Mr. Potatohead I referenced in an earlier post have pulled an RIAA and decided to use the courts rather than customers to decide what products we have available to us. What will I now do with my insane amount of discretionary time??

Let the market decide!!!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Outrage - cntd.-

"WMD" seems so passe...right?

For example, a key assertion of the news release issued by the military on the day of the killings was that “a weapon was recovered from the wreckage.” But the military said Sunday that no one claimed to have found a weapon in the car or had seen a weapon taken from it.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Outrage defined

Maybe it's not "news" but I still can't help being outraged.....is it me, or is it completely ironic that the cause for ongoing incarceration was a need to define due process???

Judge Refuses to Postpone Trial of Bin Laden’s Driver....The ruling clears the way for the start of the first trial of a detainee at the prison complex in Cuba, opened in 2002 to hold prisoners captured in the campaign against terrorism. The trials have been delayed for years, in part by courts that found legal fault with the commissions created to try people designated by the government as “unlawful enemy combatants.”