Category: thoughts

  • Getting Owned

    I sometimes feel like our technology can own us.

  • The Microsoft Experience

    On October 22nd, 2009, Microsoft opened their first retail store in sunny Scottsdale, Arizona. I was there to witness the event. It’s no secret that Microsoft Stores are a blatant rip-off of Apple Stores. And from Microsoft’s behemoth coffers, they spared no expense. It’s impressive, but ultimately raised more questions than answers.

  • Some Notes On iTunes LP

    It’s clear that I’m pretty excited about iTunes LP. The “deluxe album” format from the iTunes Store is an attempt to revitalize music sales by providing an immersive digital experience complete with detailed art reminiscent of when people used to buy records. Feature-wise, an iTunes LP is a DRM-free album in high-quality 256kbps AAC format,…

  • iTunes 9 and the Future of WebKit

    At a Special Media Event on Wednesday morning, Apple unveiled the latest iPods along with the new iTunes 9. Apple revitalizes their iPods every year, so this was not unexpected. However, what surprised me was what I first attributed to idle commentary: the redesigned iTunes Store and new iTunes LPs render in WebKit.

  • Fear

    Fear is the great motivator. Fear is a motivator for the animal kingdom, in which only the strong, or quick, survive. Fear is what will keep you alive.

  • Return

    Back in the day, the educated citizen had access to much less information than we do today. Yet one must imagine a scholarly type would read and reread the same texts, analyzing them in depth, thinking in long form and essentially becoming an expert on the material. They could pull quotes at a moments notice!…