Entries for the ‘tech’ Category

Come on Apple… Amaze Me

So you might have heard about a new phone that’s out now. They call it the iPhone 5 and it is apparently the best phone Apple has ever created. I don’t disagree. I like that they’ve gone back to a non-glass back. I like even more that it’s smaller, lighter, more powerful and let’s be […]

SEO Marketing – Read the Label

My company has only recently started to pay attention to SEO and online marketing in general. Given that we are an IT based firm (albeit small) and have been in business for going on 10 years, that ought to be a shock. It is to me. I think it’s because it wasn’t until recently that […]

Yahoo and Apple, A Study In Contrasts

I’m not going to discuss differences between how the companies have been run, the dramatically different arcs each has taken in recent years, or the products each has gotten into. I am instead going to talk about something many might find a bit odd on my blog. I’m going to talk about stock prices. More […]

Java Resurgent: Not So Much

In Pursuit of the One True Programming Language ¬†Cringely had an interesting take on Java. I must confess, I love Java, warts and all. And while it has been awhile since I really got involved with Java development, I’ve watched from afar and seen that more of its issues are being worked out. I think […]

BlackBerry Dying On the Vine

I almost feel sorry for RIM. It’s bad enough that what was once the golden child of the smartphone world, at least among business users, is now being taken out back by these upstart iPhones and Androids, but now the reliability of their centerpiece, their BlackBerry Messenger service, is being called into question due to […]


Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex… It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction. -Albert Einstein Apple – iPod nano with Multi-Touch 12 Key Features Apple iPad Lacks Ridicule is the tribute paid to the genius by the mediocrities. – Oscar […]

Poor Qwikster. Netflix Hardly Knew Ye.

So, as reported on TekGoblin, Netflix has now renounced their pronouncement announcing Qwikster, the spinoff which would have split the DVD rental business off from the streaming business. I had written previously about the Netflix saga and as before I don’t think Netflix has done themselves any favors but I also don’t think they are […]

Seth Godin’s Forever Recession

Seth Godin wrote of what he calls the “forever recession” on his blog. His opening quote: There are actually two recessions: The first is the cyclical one, the one that inevitably comes and then inevitably goes. There’s plenty of evidence that intervention can shorten it, and also indications that overdoing a response to it is […]

Is Apple Aiming for the Enterprise Now?

One of the things that comes up from time to time is the dominance of Windows and dearth of OS X in the Enterprise. It is no less true now than it has been in the past… OS X is not a major presence in business and in particular big business. In the past, Apple […]

iPhone 4S – Did You Expect a 5?

The Wall Street Journal, and others, seem to be bummed that Apple announced the iPhone 4S without the expected hoverboard and dishwashing upgrades. Apparently, having a faster processer, faster graphics chip, support for both GSM and CDMA on the same device, more capacity, sharper camera, incredible voice control capability, support for faster downloads via HSPA+ […]