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  • The 'Great' Roubini: Wrong Again and Again [View article]
    ...Roubini is an economist and is no more proficient at fortune telling than anyone else...all through the "crisis" I have suggested people stop and THINK when judging the merit of an economist's comments...economists should be renamed "economic historians"...the vast majority have no experience running a real business or even managing any kind of investment fund...and while they might be great at analyzing the past, adding up all the yachts they own will tell you all you need about their ability to predict the future...
    Mar 5 08:10 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple iPad Pricing: Keep It Simple Stupid [View article]
    ...the USB connector -- which, of course, you have to buy separate -- appears to be only for connecting to cameras:

    mashable.com/2010/01/2.../

    www.crunchgear.com/201.../
    Feb 14 01:14 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple iPad Pricing: Keep It Simple Stupid [View article]
    ...yes, but something like an ASUS 1005 has USB ports that allow you to connect to an external devices for such things as storage -- something, that for me at least, seems a necessity...it supports flash memory cards...it has an Atom processor running at 1.6 GHz...it has an integrated keyboad...it has Skype, Microsoft works, and other software that most users are familiar with...I think Apple rushed the iPad to market out of envy at the popularity of Amazon's Kindle...that device caught Jobs -- he of the infamous "no one reads anymore" quote -- off guard...
    Feb 12 10:48 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple iPad Pricing: Keep It Simple Stupid [View article]
    ..."the first commercialized device of its kind in its class"???...hmmmm, I vaguely recall tablets being around for something like ten years or so...and I vaguely recall Microsoft and HP trying to pry open the education and medical markets with their devices...and then I vaguely recall that they didn't have much luck...

    Feb 12 10:31 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple iPad Pricing: Keep It Simple Stupid [View article]
    ..."It's about making a great product that they would use themselves to enrich their life not their bank account."????...oh, pass me a garbage pail, please!...
    Feb 12 10:23 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Considering Form Factor in Mobile Devices [View article]
    ...ipad with 10 inch screen, ipad os, 1 Ghz A4 processor, RAM unknown but probably under 1 GB given the OS,10 hour battery, 1024x768 resolution, no USB ports, largest available 64GB drive is $829...tack on cost of a case and keyboard dock and you're probably looking at around a $1000 or more...versus Sony with 11 inch screen, 2 Ghz Intel processor, 2 GB RAM, 14 hour battery, 1366 x 768 Resolution, 2 USB ports, 128GB SSD drive, built-in camera, flash capable, multitasking capable, windows 7, memory stick/SD slots...list price is $1399 but presume street price might be down around $1100...I dunno but the Sony looks pretty decent to me...especially considering nowadays 64 GB will be used up pretty quick -- and you can't even hook an ipad up to an external drive...
    Feb 11 04:29 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Considering Form Factor in Mobile Devices [View article]
    ...I forget to mention the one I'm interested in:

    news.lenovo.com/articl...

    ...detachable keyboard -- don't need no stinkin' dock...multitouch slate by itself weighs only 1.6 pounds...integrated camera and microphone...3G...mult... 7...under a grand retail...
    Feb 11 12:55 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Considering Form Factor in Mobile Devices [View article]
    ...how about a laptop that weighs 750 GRAMS, a 12 inch display, dvd, full connectivity, 12 inch screen and costs less than a grand:

    www.engadget.com/2010/.../

    ...or how about a nice Sony Vaio that weighs 1.5 pounds, full connectivity, 128GB SSD, built in GPS, 11 inch screen, and up to FOURTEEN HOURS battery life:

    www.sonystyle.com/weba...
    Feb 11 12:42 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Considering Form Factor in Mobile Devices [View article]
    ...I think the sudden "rash of tablets" as as much due to saturation of the current "gizmo" market...they need something "new" to push regardless whether anyone really wants or needs it...I doubt the "ipad" will attract much of an audience beyond the Apple devoted...tablets have been around for years now and no one has been able to find much to do with them -- they tried pushing them into education and medical markets with essentially no success...and there are so many other devices competing for consumer dollars that anything coming to market better have a pretty good excuse...perhaps at this point a wiser approach would be to ask consumers FIRST...what do you NEED and/or WANT rather than, "We need to boost our cash flow, so here's a new gizmo -- figure out something to do with it."
    Feb 11 09:25 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Will the iPad Disrupt Kindle? [View article]
    .....wrong...as I've posted elsewhere:

    "a recent survey of Kindle owners showed 93% were satisfied with their purchase:

    www.engadget.com/2010/...

    ...and millions of kindles have sold...one may presume that most of these people already owned such things as laptops, PDAs, tablet computers, and netbooks; any of which could be used to download and read ebooks...yet they bought kindles anyway...why?...perhaps a look here might explain it:

    kindle-reader.try1go.c....

    ...you see, there was a reason why Amazon chose e-ink versus LCD screens...ipads may be fine for internet surfing and movies but forget them for e-books -- except maybe comic e-books...in addition, people already complain about Amazon's DRM...are they going to complain any less about Apple's DRM:

    arstechnica.com/tech-p..."
    Feb 8 10:44 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Amazon Cannot Afford to Lose the eBook Wars to Apple [View article]
    ...wrong...as I posted previously:

    "a recent survey of Kindle owners showed 93% were satisfied with their purchase:

    www.engadget.com/2010/.../

    ...and millions of kindles have sold...one may presume that most of these people already owned such things as laptops, PDAs, tablet computers, and netbooks; any of which could be used to download and read ebooks...yet they bought kindles anyway...why?...perhaps a look here might explain it:

    kindle-reader.try1go.c...

    ...you see, there was a reason why Amazon chose e-ink versus LCD screens...ipads may be fine for internet surfing and movies but forget them for e-books -- except maybe comic e-books...in addition, people already complain about Amazon's DRM...are they going to complain any less about Apple's DRM:

    arstechnica.com/tech-p..."
    Feb 8 10:20 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Amazon Cannot Afford to Lose the eBook Wars to Apple [View article]
    ...lost?...hardly...a recent survey of Kindle owners showed 93% were satisfied with their purchase:

    www.engadget.com/2010/.../

    ...and millions of kindles have sold...one may presume that most of these people already owned such things as laptops, PDAs, tablet computers, and netbooks; any of which could be used to download and read ebooks...yet they bought kindles anyway...why?...perhaps a look here might explain it:

    kindle-reader.try1go.c...

    ...you see, there was a reason why Amazon chose e-ink versus LCD screens...ipads may be fine for internet surfing and movies but forget them for e-books -- except maybe comic e-books...in addition, people already complain about Amazon's DRM...are they going to complain any less about Apple's DRM:

    arstechnica.com/tech-p...
    Feb 8 10:05 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Amazon Cannot Afford to Lose the eBook Wars to Apple [View article]
    .."That is about the same as a good novel, or a 24 oz soda..."???....well, I'm not going to weigh either one...however, a Kindle 2 weighs TEN OUNCES...which would you prefer to hold for any length of time...
    Feb 5 03:49 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon Losing the E-Book Battle: Content vs. Distribution [View article]
    ..."That pricing, combined with the traditional business model we were using, was creating a market that we believe was fundamentally unbalanced."...that's right...but does that moron even consider that perhaps he needs to modify his model?...all it takes NOW -- thatnks to Amazon and Kindle -- is a computer hooked to the internet to write and publish a book...no one really NEEDS the "traditional" publishers, anymore...yet publishers seem to think that ebooks should subsidize hard copies...but consumers aren't that dumb...charge $15 for an eight hundred kilobyte mobi file that costs essentially nothing to generate and store and only costs 10 cents to transmit to a reader...I don't think so...I think books'll be like itunes in a few more years -- between 1 and 2 bucks at most...publishers better start working on a new business model and quick...
    Feb 5 03:41 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will the iPad Disrupt Kindle? [View article]
    ..an addendum to my previous post everyone should read:

    www.disruptiveleadersh...

    ...I particularly liked:

    "I myself got an Amazon Kindle a few months ago and haven’t read a physical book since. I absolutely love it. It isn’t just the slick design (it looks and feels like an Apple iPod/iPhone). I was floored by how easy and fast it was to get it setup, buy and then download my first e-book. It literally took me just two or three minutes to open the package, go online through the Whispernet wireless service), search for a book, buy and download it and flip to the first chapter."

    ...now that author clearly reads REAL books..
    Feb 5 10:58 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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