NBC pushes Apple for more money and threatens not to renew. Apple cuts them loose early and spins it their way. Consumers will find it hard to side with NBC on this one.
Quick read in the Guardian. He proclaims that the current comments that increasing online video will bring down the internet are nothing more than scare tactics. I agree. I remember when IPV4 wasn't going to have enough space to support the surge in users, yet no one is using IPV6. The problem was solved with creative partitioning. Skeptics have been saying that the earth's food supply cannot keep up with the populations growth much longer than I've been alive. Yet farming technology has managed to increase the crop yield per acre at a rate that has outpaced population growth. I think people have a tendency to underestimate man's ability for creative problem solving when the need is urgent.
Somehow I fell asleep at the wheel. It looks like this game got released without me noticing. Actually after 5 years or so I had pretty much just written this game off as another Duke Nukem. But then as I was wondering around circuit city there it was on the shelf. Sad, after all these years of waiting I think I lost interest. I'm having too much fun with Bioshock.
It looks like Sony' is transforming the PS3 into a DVR / Media hub with the addition of a TV tuner peripheral. I wouldn't mind something like that for my 360.
The wait is almost over. Bioshock will be released on Aug 21. The reviews are coming in and it seems everyone loves this game. The demo is available on Xbox Live now. You should check it out. It is amazing.
John claims that he'll do more blog posts if I hook up blog publishing from Google Docs. So here it is. This post is published from a Google text editing document. It definitely makes text entry easier, but some of the features like the post title(!), categories and extended entries don't work, requiring us to still do minor editing back in MovableType. Still, the ability to re-edit posts with the rich text features and inline images may well make posting easier. Let's see how this goes. This counts as my post - John and Paul, you guys owe us a brilliant, witty post from Google Docs. Now back to my Pokemans.
Continue reading "The Story of the Mexican Fisherman"...
An American investment banker was at the pier of a small coastal Mexican village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked. Inside the small boat were several large yellowfin tuna. The American complimented the Mexican on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took to catch them.
Ok it's my turn to put on the Crackly tin foil hat and make some random Apple predictions for the upcoming 12 months.
In today's Apple town hall they responded to a question about multi-touch macs with "...we're not sure it makes sense in the Mac. We'll categorize it as a research project for now". Yeah right. One thing I've learned from Steve is that when he says 'no' what he really means is no, not right now. Remember that whole thing about Intel processors or maybe that they wouldn't do a pocketpc (umm, the iPhone is basically a pocket pc phone edition, a very slick and cool version of, but still a pocket pc - get over it). So here we go ...