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The general issue is that there's the false belief education gets better when one just throws enough money and thechnology at it, when back in the times of ink wells, chalk and blackboards people got an education most just can dream about today. I'm sure e.g. spelling correction on the iPads does wonders to kids ability to master their language... Also yet to be seen how healthy it is to stare for hours on actively lit screens both in classroom and out, as compared with...
No, I don't need to rely on Wikipedia, mathematics speak for themselves. Wikipedia however is pretty good at bundling the references e.g. to the relevant AES papers. As I said, there's a mathematical proof that for any N-bits used PCM captures more information about the audio signal than DSD does. More information means better sound. Period. Information theory says so. DSD is easier to implement, so if you're a consumer electronics company, and you're trying to sell a $20...
 DSD is direct-stream-digital. It's a crappy format, equivalent to how they made music with the 1-bit buzzer of the original IBM PC, just with a much higher sampling rate and some noise shaping filters, which for all intents and purposes needs to be converted back and forth to PCM at various stages in the production and playback process when any digital processing is needed. It's neither as space efficient nor higher-fidelity when compared with similar bit rate PCM...
Because in an OS based on true OOP-APIs the vast majority of apps shouldn't be affected by the OS upgrade and simply inherit a variety of new behaviors.Of course that won't apply to x-platform junk like what Adobe pushes on people, but they will take until 2020 to adopt 10.9 APIs anyway given their track record of adopting Apple's APIs....
It doesn't matter how "wow" the publication is. The point of "print" is that we can still read Egyption papyrus scrolls, an original Gutenberg bible, etc. Can we still read the "wowest" digital publication in three years? Can we read it on a non-iPad? Can we read a whateverPad publication on the iPad99 in 95 years from now? In this short-lived time, people forget that culture is something that's created to endure from one generation to another. If I even tried to read...
 Straight from Apple's Dictionary app:  Give it a few more years, and people will ask "What's a book?" 
 It might be serious news gathering if they had used the screen real estate to follow a variety of news wires, etc. and didn't just use a huge screen to "impressively" display four tweets, which would have requireda) a better use of the resolution they currently have andb) would benefit from a higher resolution on a surface that big. The low resolution and the use thereof shows that it's a stage prop and show piece for the easily impressed and technically unsophisticated...
 So, if I understand you correctly, if you own a magazine, instead of thumbing through it, you cut it at the spine and lay out all the pages on a big floor and walk around to see what page you want to read? It's MUCH faster to keep your eyes pinned to a spot, and move a scroller to have the various images fly by, than having to scan rows and columns of pictures, and then scroll when you reached the end of what can be shown on one screen, and then try to reorient your...
In Europe, with much more stringent mandates on throughput and availability, I can get a no-contract, pay-as-you-go plan with unlimited data, 1000m voice and 1000 SMS for something like $15/month. US prices are a rip-off due to the revolving door between industry, legislature and regulatory bodies.
The problem with Apple is what I call the peacock syndrome: healthy, shiny feathers signify a healthy male with good genes, and as a result evolutionary pressure was on for such features; with peacocks they spiraled out of control: the feathers are so long and so pretty and shiny that they attract predators and turn the male into a clumsy, "useless" bird.When it comes to Apple, the keyword isn't "shiny & pretty" but "simple": reducing complexity is a good thing *IF AND...
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