Has technology failed us? Has Silicon Valley? -
One of the more interesting TED talks I’ve watched. I’m struck most by Pontin’s four criteria for understanding when technology is the appropriate solution to a big problem.
I am soooo writing about this.
Meet TALOS, the U.S. Military’s Soon-To-Be Real Life ‘Iron Man’
Heads up, Tony Stark: the United States military may be swiping some of your ideas. No one is saying if U.S. Special Operations Command Chief Adm. William McRaven is a fan of the “Iron Man” franchise, but he does want … Continue reading →
A Motley Fool poll shows that 81% favor having the ability to convert old DVDs into digital copies playable on any iOS device. Do you agree? Disagree? Weigh in here.
Wait. China doesn't like the iPad Mini? -
Seems early to proclaim Apple's iPad Mini a failure in China but IDG News Service is reporting that initial demand for the device is “nearly nonexistent.” That's a switch:
Intriguing. I’m personally itching to own a Mini.
(via IDG News Service and PC World Australia; photo via DigitalTrends.)
We started a Web site, but NBC refused to let us put the address on any of our ads because they didn’t want people to know the Internet existed. They were worried about losing viewers to it. —
Judd Apatow in The Oral History of Freaks and Geeks. 1999 ruled. (via amandalynferri)
Sums up the entertainment industry pretty well. (via parislemon)
In a way, they were right (ratings as a whole are down, people aren’t watching TV as much), but in another way, this was so shortsighted. (via shortformblog)
MY TAKE: What if executives hadn’t been so shortsighted? Would we have Netflix today? Doubtful, I think.