If you'd followed Reznor on Twitter, you'd know that he stopped tweeting because of a particular stalker who made trouble for him.
And the "music industry that has lasted almost since the start of recorded music"? No, the current exploitative model grew in the 50's and 60's - recorded music dates back 100 years. The music industry goes back even further if you include publishing, and performance for pay has been the standard since the first ape said "Ook!" in front of the fire.
Yes, but can you see it as a camera control device, on location? Wirelessly. THere are times when the backscreen of the Canon is not enough and I really want to check the detail of a shot to see if I need a safety. It costs nothing but time to take one, but I might be missing something elementary that, when I get it up on the big screen, makes me *facepalm*
Wouldn't use it for Photoshop, but might be tempted for iPhoto-mobile equivalent.
(Disclaimer: I actually use the GIMP and various apps other than iPhoto and Photoshop - I'm not a fan of them)
That was actually Nick Carr's error, not Mike's. If you want to hate on the man, hate for something he said, not something he quoted someone else saying.
Unless, of course, you don't really care about accuracy...
Mike, I don't think I agree with Carr or Lee, completely, or your headline.
1) I think Nick's overblowing it (IIRC he underblew the iPhone, but I could be wrong on that); maybe he doesn't want to be caught out again. But who remembers anyway?
2) I don't think Tim has it right with the looking backward. Jobs is trying to create a new soup-to-nuts niche that really hasn't existed before outside the old "company store". Even Wal-Mart buys stuff wholesale.
3) I'd have one in a New York minute, though I'd prefer to wait for v1.1 before I paid my own money.
I probably wouldn't operate it in a way that The Steve would like, as I give this baby 72 hours in the wild before someone gets Android running on it. Unlike the iPhone, the hackers have got 2 months to prepare. Gentlemen (and I use the word loosely), start your SDKs
He's a wily old bird,rather than a fool, and I wonder if he's got us all going in the wrong direction. While we point and laugh at him and say he "is too old and out of touch with how these tubes work", perhaps he's got a longer game in mind.
Bear with me. Newspapers around the world watch what Murdoch does and then follow suit. What if his game is to get them all to put paywalls up and isolate themselves, spending fortunes to do so on the promise of exclusive deals and fortunes to come ("why would Murdoch do it if it wasn't going to make money?" they'll say)? Then, when they're committed to the new system, and deeper in debt, News Corp will have a "change of heart", drop the paywalls (that they never actually built) and embrace openness and sharing. Several major papers would go to the wall, and be ripe for takeover by a still cash-rich News Corp.
Just a thought.
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