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Everything is a Remix Part 2 : Everything Is a Remix:

He says more about our ideas of authorship in 6 mins than some of my NYU professors did it 6 weeks.

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Do Not Buy an iPad
Sage Advice From Gizmodo

Do Not Buy an iPad

Sage Advice From Gizmodo

Apple States The Obvious And Inevitable / But I Disagree

nikf:


If you’re going to consume content on their device, Apple would prefer that you buy that content from them and not from a competitor.

Or if you do buy want to buy it from the competitor, that’s okay, but then there’s a corkage fee. Only you don’t pay the corkage fee, the competitor does. (Well, unless they pass off the extra cost to you.)

Can you read iBooks on the Kindle? What about Sony’s books? Nope.

It’s neither complicated nor evil. It’s business

I disagree with MG Siegler’s point. The whole idea behind the iPad is that it isn’t a single use device. Comparing it to the Kindle or Sony Reader is disingenuous. People purchasing the Kindle never expect to be able to read iBooks content on it. The iPad on the other hand is the do many things device as highlighted by their own commercials. My problem is that it is both complicated and a little evil when Apple tries to lock out entirely any and all means of content purchasing that doesn’t go through itunes. It’s analogous to when Sony fucked up their Digital Audio Players by making them compatible with ATRAC files only and not MP3’s or if the iPod had only allowed music purchased from itunes.

It’s perfectly fair for apple to only allow in-app purchases that use itunes which forces Kindle, Nook, and Zinio apps to shift purchasing to a browser based solution which is far less elegant but to now require the use of itunes in-app purchases does nothing for consumers and a great deal for Apple.  

Let’s see how this develops. 

Perfect illustration of how badly Canadian Telecoms are fucking Canadians on pricing
wilwheaton:

(via Reddit)


Perfect illustration of how badly Canadian Telecoms are fucking Canadians on pricing

wilwheaton:

(via Reddit)

Well, let’s take a step back and think about the sync problem and what the ideal solution for it would do: There would be a folder.
You’d put your stuff in it.

It would sync. They built that. Why didn’t anyone else build that? I have no idea. “But,” you may ask, “so much more you could do! What about task management, calendaring, customized dashboards, virtual white boarding. More than just folders and files!” No, shut up. People don’t use that crap. They just want a folder. A folder that syncs. “But,” you may say, “this is valuable data…certainly users will feel more comfortable tying their data to Windows Live, Apple Mobile Me, or a name they already know.” No, shut up. Not a single person on Earth wakes up in the morning worried about deriving more value from their Windows Live login. People already trust folders. And Dropbox looks just like a folder. One that syncs. “But,” you may say, “folders are so 1995. why not leverage the full power of the web? With HTML 5 you can drag and drop files, you can build intergalactic dashboards of stats showing how much storage you are using, you can publish your files as RSS feeds and tweets, and you can add your company logo!” No, shut up. Most of the world doesn’t sit in front of their browser all day. If they do, it is IE 6 at work that they are not allowed to upgrade. Browsers suck for these kinds of things. Their stuff is already in folders. They just want a folder. That syncs.
Spot On

Spot On

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