Daily Archives: April 30, 2010

iPad Links: Friday, April 30, 2010

My iPad will be delayed. I have had newborn kittens dropped on me. Tech doesn’t die. Kittens can. Tech can wait.

1: Defend Your Research: Powerful People Are Better Liars
2: Power and Moral Hypocrisy
Costly IRS Mandate Slipped into Health Bill

Q&A: HP’s strategy chief on the Palm acquisition
The Real Story Behind Adobe’s Failed Mobile Strategy
Adobe CEO, Ex-Adobe Engineers Weigh In on Jobs’ Flash Attack
Open Letter to Steve Jobs
My Android Experience by the Numbers
Thinking Big About Small Business
Using social media: Hackers penetrate mid-level bank IT network

1: ‘99ers’ dread future without jobless benefits
2: Gambling with Other People’s Money
3: Laid Off – A Reader’s Story
4: Under Water
5: Dana From Decatur. “I Got 99 Problems, But Your Paper Ain’t One.”

I can’t seem to master the whole “lack of knowledge + apathy = entitled brat” equation

Communal computing
Stross sees: The real reason why Steve Jobs hates Flash
iPad Wallpapers Thread
The iPad and the Future of Text
Why the iPad is not for web browsing (yet)

UI/Web Design:
When can I use…
The web sucks. Browsers need to innovate
Open is not enough. Time to raise the bar: Interoperable
Rise and fall of a UI convention: The search bubble
TouchScroll, a scrolling layer for WebKit mobile
HTML5 Extensibility
What’s Wrong With CSS

The Tablet and reading the future
In L.A, New Media Meets Publishing
Pick this Nit: Null Path URIs and the Pedantic Web
How The North Face Became The North Farce
Fake Steve in top form: That’s right, Michael Wolff, I run the bookstore. I’m also now your editor. In fact, I’m the editor of the entire world!

A non-website: Jeffrey Lewis
An ISBN That Could Hurt
Authors Unbound Online
George Bernard Shaw’s Shackitecture
The Readers Project
Ebert: Why I Hate 3-D (And You Should Too)

I have the sense that younger Hollywood is losing the instinctive feeling for story and quality that generations of executives possessed. It’s all about the marketing.

It’s iPad 3G Day And I Got … Kittens!

I was going to put this in today’s Links post but people keep freakin asking me on Twitter.

No. I don’t have an iPad 3G yet.

What I have instead are three newborn kittens dropped on me.

The mother cat is less than a year old and the father of the kittens is her father too.

Things like this usually do not end well.

So, my iPad 3G is delayed until Kitten Watch is over, one way or the other.

Tech can wait. Tech doesn’t die. Kittens can.

Besides, as I type this post, the frikkin iPad 3G hasn’t even gone on sale yet at the Apple Store. That begins at 5PM EST.

hp Acquiring Palm: The Picture Version

I’ve been seeing a lot of commentary that entirely misses the point of hp acquiring Palm, so I hope this post will make everything clear for everybody.

Alphabet City, originally uploaded by antecanis.

That is the building hp used to live in. Windows and Android were the landlords. They didn’t care who they rented to and they didn’t care whether their renters liked what they provided, either.

When hp acquired Palm, it moved to something like this:

It’s not yet a sprawling mansion, but hp now owns it. It doesn’t have to adhere to any stinking rules by any stinking landlord. It can change things however it wants to suit its needs and doesn’t have to wait for any stinking landlord to make any improvements — it can do them whenever it wants! And it doesn’t have to pay rent to anybody!

Everyone else living in that Windows/Android slum — good luck getting anywhere with those two landlords!

hp has moved into Apple’s neighborhood.

Previously here:

ePub Books On webOS
Will hp Now Delay The Slate?
What Really Happened: Old Palm Bought New Palm!
Congratulations, Palm! Good Luck To HP!