There is a philosophy of ‘just good enough’, that we tend to...– Andy Ihnatko
iPhone App Store Sales for #1 Spot Revealed →
“He’s since revealed to us the most recent sales numbers for the last couple of days which includes the coveted #1 spot on the App Store’s Top 100 sales.” “12/21 - 9760 units, #2 overall” “12/22 - 13274 units, #1 overall” “After Apple’s 30% cut, that means the iFart Mobile is generated $9198 in one day.” Given these numbers, the...
Seadragon Goes Mobile →
1) Not sure I care to install any M$ software on my iPhone, and 2) the web page requires Silverlight, which is NOT ubiquitous, despite Microsoft’s inward eye’s desire for it to be so. Fail
Let’s just say I was testing the bounds of reality. I was curious to see...– Jim Morrison
Profit is a signal that valuable services are being rendered to people on a...– Lew Rockwell
You can make all the excuses you want, but you’re the one who decided how...
Ephemerality of Conversation
“I like to remember things my own way… How I remembered them. Not necessarily the way they happened.” - Lost Highway “A moment was the most you could ever expect from perfection.” - Fight Club The beautiful thing about one-on-one, face-to-face conversation is that it happens, and then it goes away. It is a moment in time, and then it is gone. No recordings, no...
Quantum entanglement →
If particles can have relationships and affect each other when separated, and we are made of particles, then perhaps we too can be connected and affect each other, even when we are separated by distances, both physical and emotional.
Amazon Mobile for iPhone →
Amazon has an iPhone optimized version of their web site that works quite well, but the Amazon Mobile app is much more responsive and snappy. Also, it has a nice little Trojan Horse attack against the brick-and-mortar stores: the “Amazon Remembers” service. Take a picture of an item with your iPhone camera, and it will search Amazon’s database, find the item, and send you an...
“a term that originates from Castiglione’s The Book of the Courtier. It is defined as “a certain nonchalance, so as to conceal all art and make whatever one does or says appear to be without effort and almost without any thought about it.””
The Free is Worth Everything Paid for It →
Value is incompatible with Free. What can be the commitment to Free? If something is Free, then little or no value can be placed on it. As a customer, Free is worth every dollar you pay for it. As a…
The thing that stops humanity’s progress the most is the human mind....– Peter Diamandis
The CB Radio of the 21st century
Though the web itself is not the CB Radio of the 90’s, the Twitter is beginning to look a lot like that, though perhaps hopefully longer lasting and more useful. I’m increasingly surprised and pleased to see companies connecting with their customers in the medium. Today, I posted a snarky remark on my Twitter, assuming only my friends would see it, and shortly thereafter received a...
“it’s completely anonymous. not even your ip address is collected :).” Anonymizes and reposts your comments to the Twitter. It can be wonderful and troubling to imagine the posts coming from people you actually know. Who knows? Perhaps they ARE.
Keeping it focused. Like a laser, or at least a...
I’ve very intentionally disdained some of this year’s so-called “top apps” in the iTunes store. I really just don’t see the point of some of them, and that’s OK. “My” phone is different from “The” television. It’s a device of personal preference, and mine is minimalist pragmatism.
The Great Twitter Ponzi Scheme →
I enjoy Twitter, but it’s more like a CB Radio than anything serious. It’s a good way to have fun and keep up with friends and associates, but honestly, I could care less how many followers I have. If you’re focused on the numbers, your missing out on all the amusement.