What I see happening with the introduction of the iPad is not the death of the personal computer, but a clear distinction being made between machines used primarily for creating content and those used to consume it. The biggest problem with this first gen iPad is that you still need a computer to do certain things with it (upgrading firmware/OS and backing it up for example) I did read that there will be an adapter to download pics from your camera directly to it, though. That’s a big plus.
On a related note, the idea that most apps will be web based in five years ignores apps used for creating serious content. Are you really going to create web sites and software on a web app? Are you going to do serious photo editing on a web app? And let’s not talk about video. The idea of only web based apps also sucks because that means either ad-supported apps like Google (ugh) or subscription services like Basecamp. Subscriptions are a better option IMHO, but those bills would add up really fast.
The future of cloud computing will look a lot like Dropbox. Your files on the cloud, there to retrieve when you accidentally delete or overwrite them, but also stored on your FAST SSD on the computers and devices you use on a regular basis.
My first jury summons came in the summer of 1997. It was for a capital murder case that was to take place in the fall. I was excused. The defendant was then sentenced to death.
My next jury summons came a few days ago. I was summoned to court in SF. I just moved to Portland. I shouldn’t have a problem getting out of this one.
Here’s to another twelve years!
- The national championships are held at noon. ON A MONDAY. In Indiana.
- You need Silverlight to watch the live stream online.
- Larry Rawson is doing the commentary.
I want to watch it. But I’ll have to be sure to do a full backup before I install Silverlight so that I can be sure to totally uninstall it. And I’ll probably have to watch it with the audio muted.
I posted some furniture for sale on CL. I’ve gotten this email in response to two different posts:
I live in sfbay too and I needed to email and tell you that you don’t have to get rid of your items to be able to put food on the table. I know it probably hurts to have to let go of your posessions and I get what it’s like to feel down in this crisis. Last month I had no choice but to get rid of my daughter’s Playstation just to make our next payment. Those were most definitely the most depressing times for my family.
My stepdad was recently made redundant due to the economy. However, he has found out an easy way to make a career on-line from a news article he found and it truly helped me to sort myself out. I could not believe he’d share this at all, and I felt I should come back and pass it to people who could be having issues in these hard times. I truly believe that it is worth 60 seconds of your day.
Oh yes, here is the blog (link deleted by me)
I hope that is of interest. Don’t forget to tell your family!
I think my favorite part is how selling a Playstation was the most depressing times for his family. Awww…
The strange thing is that Gmail didn’t catch it as spam, which is weird since it’s normally great at that. But Mail.app, which doesn’t have the greatest spam filter in the world, did catch it.