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I agree that the watch, as we know it, will not replace the smart phone, as we know it.Your musings, however, struck several interesting chords ...Breakthroughs: I've had the good fortune to participate in several breakthroughs in my life. As I think back about them, they have some similarities. It usually involved a few (3-5) like-minded individuals who shared common interests, but were frustrated by the status quo ...At some impromptu gathering (lunch, a gathering in...
I'd like to ask the Mods if it is OK to make an ad hom against a Sock Puppet ... it appears OK for the Sock Puppet ... I can't believe how ridiculous the above seems when you see written out
Politics is the greatest show on earth … Although someone has to clean up after the elephants!
Some thoughts on Styluses, AlGore, Hanging Chad and the Excited Lizard problem ... In the 1950s IBM created a specialty punched card where the holes in every other column were lightly-scored so that they could be manually punched out with a stylus. Hopefully, the actually pieces of the cards that were punched out (called chad) would be completely removed and fall into a reservoir behind the card. Then, the card could be put through a card reader and the punched holes...
Maybe longterm ... but, for the next 5 years or so, I don't see people wearing an Apple Watch instead of carrying an iPhone -- rather, wearing an Apple Watch in addition to carrying an iPhone.There are just so many things an iPhone should be able to better than a watch -- even if it is less convenient ...Taking pictures, entering text, panning zooming maps, web pages ...
Steve Jobs could be right and wrong at the same time ...Here's several examples from the Apple ][ and early Mac days:Jobs was obsessed with not having a fan in the Apple ][. So much so, he commissioned Rod Holt to design a special light-weight, low-heat-generating power supply -- the first of its kind in the microcomputers of that era.The 1977 Apple ][ had an extruded plastic (high quality) case which contained the electronics and the keyboard. Early prototypes did not...
Well ... I've seen the temple on 2-3 occasions. My parents moved to Pasadena when I was 11 (1950) and the family would "go for a drive" (entertainment in those days).I seldom drove directly between LA and Glendale -- mainly used Alvarado when I did.Another joke from the same source: The Jewish woman who married a Japanese man -- On December 8, their son attacked Pearl Schwartz ... sorry!There are little, obscure pockets of civilization [?] in every city -- We lived in...
I care a lot ... As an Apple customer and AAPL shareholder.There are Pro markets out there that can be addressed with a high-quality, high-performance stylus. IMO, those markets can be best-addressed with an integrated hardware and system software solution from Apple.The IBM/Apple partnership has the potential to market Apple solutions directly to enterprise. Take medical imaging/analysis, for example -- where medical specialists are collectively analyzing and...
As the old saying goes: "The boss (SJ) isn't always right -- but he's never wrong! But SJ was often wrong -- to be honest, most of us are often wrong.I think we [can] learn more from our mistakes than from our successes.I never witnessed it, but I've heard it reported several times: That SJ, when wrong and challenged -- would flip sides in an instance ... Boom!
My God! I never knew Echo Park -- had to look it up.I grew up in Pasadena, worked in downtown LA, 8th and Main, 1st and Vermont; lived in MacArthur Park area, the Wilshire District, attended hundreds of weeks of classes and debugging sessions at the Data Center in the then IBM Bldg, next to the then Ambassador hotel. Dated girls in Glendale, lots of visits to Hollywood ...But, I don't recall ever going to the Echo Park area -- though I lived, worked and played all...
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