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Dell Studio One

This was advertised in the Best Buy flyer today. Reminds me of another design. Not executed as well but I suppose it is better than a gray box. Hmm… I wonder what she is working on in the kitchen?



The Borg Goes Offensive

According to Roger Kay there is quite the sum of money involved in owning a piece of Apple gear. The report titled “What Price Cool?” can be downloaded here. Oh. And since Microsoft “sponsored” the study, I can save you some time reading the report. The fair and objective result paid for by Microsoft is that Apple products cost more money!

The report is filled with brilliant insights like this one warning individuals and companies not to consider migrating to Apple:

With Macs, you”™re out top dollar, but can’t get a package with all this cutting edge stuff now, nor can you add it later, which means you’ll always be behind. How cool is that? Mac users may be paying more for image than substance and investing heavily in coolness that”™s cooling off.

Uh huh.

I agree with Macalope:

Microsoft has boxed itself into a corner of expensive, nonsensical and uncompelling upgrade paths and is behaving like a spoiled child because its customers have started realizing they don”™t have to use Windows. They know it and Roger Kay knows it. If they spent half the time they spend filling out fake tax forms and paying actresses to buy their products actually making a good user experience, they might be able to speak about value with an iota of credibility. But probably not.

A reasoned analysis would show that there is a premium to a Mac over a cheap PC from Best Buy although nowhere near the amounts proposed in Kay’s study. As with most things in life, quality products can command a premium.

Just for the record, I am posting this from the most dominant operating system in use today. You know. Windows XP. The really cutting edge stuff that Microsoft delivered almost ten years ago. With a PC, I know that I will never be behind because it takes so long for Windows to catch up.

Sad News

The following media advisory was posted on the Apple site:


I am sure all of you saw my letter last week sharing something very personal with the Apple community. Unfortunately, the curiosity over my personal health continues to be a distraction not only for me and my family, but everyone else at Apple as well. In addition, during the past week I have learned that my health-related issues are more complex than I originally thought.

In order to take myself out of the limelight and focus on my health, and to allow everyone at Apple to focus on delivering extraordinary products, I have decided to take a medical leave of absence until the end of June.

I have asked Tim Cook to be responsible for Apple”™s day to day operations, and I know he and the rest of the executive management team will do a great job. As CEO, I plan to remain involved in major strategic decisions while I am out. Our board of directors fully supports this plan.

I look forward to seeing all of you this summer.


10,000 Apps

Apple has over 10,000 apps in their store. And someone created this image to celebrate the event.

But, the image is far more compelling when viewed full size here. Amazing!

Random Quotes

Apple shipped 6.89 million iPhones this past quarter and RIM shipped 6.1 million units.

“There’s no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share. No chance.” — Steve Ballmer, CEO Microsoft, April 30, 2007.

“We sold more phones than RIM.” — Steve Jobs, CEO Apple, October 22, 2008.

This article says it all.

Steve Jobs is Sick

I found this story about Steve Jobs very interesting. Should an executive be required to disclose information about their state of health?

WordPress App

This post brought to you by my iPod Touch using the WordPress app and a wifi hotspot.

Technology is so cool.


My core team at work knows me pretty well. For my retirement gift they gave me a 32GB iPod Touch. It is a really, really cool device. And now that Apple has opened up WebApps for the device, this little music player with wireless access has got some neat functions.