Choice quote from Nilay Patel’s video review of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1.
The whole review was painfully hilarious (or hilariously painful?) but then I was sad for Samsung when I realized this is an actual shipping product.
If I watched the first season of Community via Netflix streaming and now want to rewatch it on my TV as fed from an Apple TV? Make it work. I don’t care how. If you want to pop up a dialog thats asks if you’ll charge me $4.99 to $9.99 for the privilege, I’d pay. Let me pick what I want to watch, regardless of the source, and let me watch it. I have very little allegiance to the network that funded the show — I want the content. Figure out how to make that work.
Fans want to watch their shows. They’ll pay to make that happen. Everything else is mired in entrenched interests. Find a way to make that happen and we’ll all agree that Firefly jumped the shark during its seventh season.
Drew Magary for GQ (December 2011):
15. Léo Apotheker:
Quick, everyone! Who’s the exact opposite of Steve Jobs? It’s gotta be the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, a company whose new tablet computer was so shitty that it was considering getting out of making PCs entirely. HP’s TouchPad was just like the iPad, if the iPad has been designed to obliterate entire sectors of the digital economy. Two thousand years from now, anthropologists will dig up a TouchPad and marvel, “Jesus, this thing looks like a piece of crap. Put it back in the hole.”
Lately, I’ve been spending more time on my Stellar and Twitter accounts than on Tumblr. Both services offer more frictionless content consumption than Tumblr, and I don’t have too much time these days to write anything insightful anyway.
Now if Stellar adds support for Tumblr likes, it would truly be a good overview of my favorite things from around the Internet.
Created for Music Hack Day Boston 2011, Drinkify uses the Last.fm and The Echo Nest APIs to concoct sonically appropriate cocktails to accompany the music you’re listening to.
Another quote from the same article:
It’s not so much that I despised Windows PCs, but that it felt like Microsoft and the PC makers despised them, like they all have no respect for their own platform.
I visited the Apple campus.
But that’s all I’m allowed to say.
I must get this t-shirt. Must.
Google+ doesn’t want me to have friends. Sorry, Stephen.
The robot who considers towels