So when I started my second agency after I left the first one in year 13 (earlier this year), I swore I'd do a bunch of things differently with the infrastructure. One of those things was to take advantage of the new hosting offerings that have come with cloud-based hosting. "Cloud" is a way overused…Read More
Over the years most people who've run a home wireless network have run through a number of routers. These devices sell for very cheap and are often replaced when they start working poorly. I've got 3 or 4 of them sitting in my basement in what most people call my own personal e-waste dump. (I…Read More
So I hit the CTIA (wireless show) last week and did an interview with Target Marketing magazine about mobile marketing trends. It’s a good publication you’ve probably never heard of, so I suggest you add their RSS feeds to your list.Read More
Recently my brother in law asked me an important question: Need some advice – we are planning to buy some electronic equipment with the baby – a new picture camera and video (dvd) recorder. We were wondering if you had any recommendations. Sameena heard that any of the SLR cameras are good because they don’t…Read More
..the maintenance is a killer. Every piece of technology I own requires some amount of sysadmin time. It’s not that I’m not a competent sysadmin, it’s that there isn’t time to deal with it all and do it well. Case in point: My Chef’n pepper grinder and Pakistani diaries entries. The photo links for those…Read More
Phones and laptops are running towards each other at amazing speed. Microsoft is betting they’ll meet somewhere around the form factor of the Origami devices. On the low end, phones like mine and T-Mobile MDA (featured in this NYT story) are coming at it from the low end. Here’s the fascinating thing though: these devices…Read More
As follows any quantity of hype, there is then a period of disappointment. It will be an exercise in PR to watch Microsoft carefully handle these criticisms of the new Origami devices from the Korean manufacturers: 1. Processors not as fast as expectedThe haters are complaining that the devices need a faster processor. Perhaps I…Read More
Recently Yahoo! released a set of AJAX user interface components to allow people to make their applications look snazzy and be more useful. One of the most intriguing to me was the slider. Sliders are typically the property of desktop applications. They provide the ability for the users to filter and narrow without suffering the…Read More
It’s a handheld computer, bigger than a Treo, smaller than a traditional tablet, much like the OQO you’ve seen me talk about before. It’ll be a killer because unlike the PSP, it runs Windows, which means it’s a platform, not a black box. However unlike the PSP, it’s not going to primarily be a game…Read More
My reporter friend Aaron Pressman was good enough to feed my schadenfreud by sending along this note about Creative Technology, which makes MP3 players that pretend to compete with the IPod.
Chief Executive Sim Wong Hoo told an
analysts’ conference that Creative won’t aggressively seek a greater share of
the MP3 market. He also said the company is willing to let market share fall to
help Creative improve financial results by the end of 2005 — a shift from last
November, when Mr. Sim unveiled a $100 million marketing campaign he predicted
would give Creative a 40% share of the MP3 market.
I predicted this one
several months back.