If you guys wanted to use Descartes memes, you could have gone with "Give her the iPad."
That is just really great.
What's interesting about it? I just thought it was extremely funny that someone used the Descartes portrait as a porn site avatar.
Maybe he finds the inherent humor of the juxtaposition of the face and comment to be an obvious source of memetic interest.
You hear that, ladies? Intelligence from stupidity. Now how many of you want my D?
Still zero. As always.
I'll go for a spin, my safe word is otorhinolaryngologist.
My otorhinolaryngologist says my head isn't worth operating on.
Hahaha, Fluggaenkoecchicebolsen is actually an easy word to say. Here's a crazy German one, Donaudampfschiffahrtselektrizitätenhauptbetriebswerkbauunterbeamtengesellschaft
(In your best Beavis and Butthead:)
"Heh heh heh… 'schaft!'"
I guess so.
That's basically it. The juxtaposition is so silly. I was unaware that it turned into a meme due to youtube prior to reading soli's link.
No their letters, it's just the way some Dutch write, seen it before. Well I assume that's an E and not the symbol for the Euro but the accents are all correct.
The fact that the iPad mini existed first doesn't matter. Competition can come from a newcomer in the form of a new product that has significant differentiation than existing products. Just ask BlackBerry.
In business, competitors can enter and exit at any time. It's not a track meet with starting blocks and a finish line.
I have money available for a lovely iPad Mini.
As soon as my POS Blackberry Playbook fails I'm into an iPad Mini. Likely the cause of me dropping the BB PB, is that several no longer available media Apps start failing; there are no updates available.
New and updated Apps have abandoned the BB PB.
Small tablets absolutely need applications that were designed with a "touch first" approach. Once you step outside of the Metro world in Windows 8, which has a very good touch model by the way, the traditional Windows apps that make up at least 90% of the productive apps for Windows 8 are torturous to use without a keyboard and mouse. Problem is, with a mini tablet the keyboard covers are going to be mini also, so you're faced with the double whammy sized problem for usability. This is a great example of why Microsoft's hybrid approach for Windows 8 has been such a colossal failure, it imposes far too many compromises for every market and application that it tries to serve. If Microsoft beefs up the tablet capabilities and UX to work better on small form factor hardware it will be wasting some of the most compelling characteristics of desktop/notebook PCs with big screens and keyboards. Windows 8 tries to do everything - but ends up doing nearly nothing well.
The iPad Mini does much better in its small form factor because the vast majority of its apps are touch-first designs. The aspect ratio that Apple chose for the Mini is also far better than most of the small form factor Android and Win8 tablets. The Mini is actually very useful and enjoyable to use in portrait mode.
Occam's Razor. The simplest explanation, IMO, is that fat American fingers just can't use the touchscreen version of Win8 on an 8-inch tablet very well. Hence the lack of demand. Whereas larger tablets and laptops with keyboards accommodate those thick fingers better. Hasn't MS been pushing stylus and keyboard accessories? That's proof that they are aware of the problem, and don't know how to code their software to get around it. Versus iOS, which more deftly interprets the sloppy movements of those pudgy American fingers. Thus the fat-friendly iPad and iPad mini can sell. Lenovo can't license iOS, and are stuck with MS. So they are pulling out of a losing situation. Smart move, Lenovo.
Well my explanation above falls apart now that Lenovo has clarified that they'll continue in the 8-inch market, with other products and those TBA. Oh well, at least I don't purport to be a stock advisor or market analyst! I'll have to try out some Win8 touch screen somewhere (if I can find one), to see how my very fat fingers work with it. :)
Can't be that hard to find, I just a did a simple internet search and it brought up many stores; Best Buy, Walmart, Fry's, Costco, Sams Club, Sears etc. Have you ever actually looked?
LOL, touché. Actually, no, I have never looked.
But I meant I'd try it out not in a retail sales environment, but by finding an owner and using theirs for a few minutes. I just never see them "in the wild" so finding an actual owner could be a challenge for me.