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iPad keynote

Posted on January 29th, 2010 at 22:02 by John Sinteur in category: Apple

I finally had some time to watch the keynote.

Now all you folks saying that the iPad is just a bigger iPod Touch, go watch the iWorks demo in the keynote presentation.

Go ahead, I’ll wait….

Back again? Okay. Now ponder the following things:

– multi-touch (as in, three fingers or more)
– user interaction design

There’s some major progress being made here. Regardless of hype, the way Apple does introductions and all that. The real progress being made will not be by iPhone apps being scaled up. The real progress will be made with the mundane productivity apps.

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  1. And because I am biased, Apple can do no wrong.

  2. Oh fuck off – am I going to get that every time I point out something nice by Apple without pointing out flaws as well?

  3. Oh, and go read this so you can whine some more.

  4. Well, to say something negative. I HATE the fact that it does not have several (ok, one) CF slots. Cheap 32GB to plug in. Why not? That would have been quite possible. The thing must be mostly empty so people will glue them in there. But why make us break it open? Man, I HATE that. I know there is, I even have, a Apple dongle thing that takes CF cards and plug into the bottom. But there it sticks out. There is no other reason I can think of but market domination. 🙁


Posted on January 29th, 2010 at 19:57 by John Sinteur in category: Cartoon

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Microsoft: iPad’s Closed Platform is “Humorous”

Posted on January 29th, 2010 at 19:48 by John Sinteur in category: Apple, Microsoft


Watson claimed that many developers of applications for the iPhone OS–which the iPad uses–are not making money. Developing applications for the iPhone and iPad is expensive, he said, because iPhone OS uses the Objective C language rather than Microsoft’s more pervasive .NET platform. And Apple’s control over the platform has alienated some people that make software for its products, he said.


Yes, there is much jealousy from iPhone developers at the sacks full of money being made by Zune and Windows Mobile app developers.

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  1. Honestly, I don’t understand why people bother reporting what Microsoft has to say about mobile devices.

  2. Well, you can run the .NET stack on an iPhone, as soon as you update the processor and the memory and attach an external disk. Easy peasy…

  3. I didn’t know Windows Mobile had developers. Oh, and what’s a Zune? I heard rumors about it but I have never seen one in the wild.

  4. Sack Ballmer, and the higher management, and set MS on a definite track. They are ruining the company.


Posted on January 29th, 2010 at 17:14 by John Sinteur in category: Great Picture

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Congressman’s Foundation Has Money for Golf Outings, but Not for Scholarships

Posted on January 29th, 2010 at 17:07 by John Sinteur in category: News


Frontier Foundation, established seven years ago by Congressman Steve Buyer (R-Indiana) to award scholarships, has yet to help any students, but it has financed Buyer’s golf game. Buyer’s foundation has collected more than $800,000, while not giving out a single scholarship, and prompting a government watchdog group to ask for an investigation of the congressman’s operation.

I guess his kids aren’t of college age yet…

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Google responds to the iPad

Posted on January 29th, 2010 at 17:04 by John Sinteur in category: Apple, Google

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Cruft: A message to the Internets regarding the iPad

Posted on January 29th, 2010 at 8:16 by John Sinteur in category: Apple


Remember way back to January 2007, when the iPhone was announced? Oh Internets, you wailed and gnashed your teeth endlessly. No 3G network? No MMS? No apps on the iPhone? No replaceable battery? Oh, your complaints were endless. You were sure that the iPhone was doomed because it didn’t meet all your requirements.

And what happened? Well, Apple has sold 40 million iPhones. FORTY MILLION. They have become the largest mobile device company in the world.

So today, you moan on and on about all the features you expected and demand in the iPad. What no Verizon? No two-way camera? It’s not weightless? A full half inch thick? Only 10 hours of battery life? You make tons of predictions on the success and failure with scant details and without ever actually trying one.


“You can’t just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they’ll want something new.” – Steve Jobs

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  1. Generally, I agree with you. However, I do hope that they open the iPad more than they have the iPhone, et al. A single source of software and add-ons for such a device is not accepatble, to me at least.