You’d have spent $3054.82 in 1991 to buy all the stuff in this ad that you can now do with your phone. That amount is roughly equivalent to about $5100 in 2012 dollars.
Steve Ballmer in 2007 shortly before the iPhone’s release:
Would I trade 96% of the market for 4% of the market? (Laughter.) I want to have products that appeal to everybody.
Now we’ll get a chance to go through this again in phones and music players. There’s no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share. No chance.
A lot changes in 7 years: current estimates put Windows Phone at <4% of the market and Steve Ballmer is no longer the CEO of Microsoft. I guess that's what happens when you laugh at your competition while they change the world.
On text and instant message, punctuation marks have largely been replaced by the line break. I am much more likely to type two separate messages without punctuation:
sorry about last night
next time we can order little caesars
Than I am to send a single punctuated message:
I’m sorry about last night. Next time we can order Little Caesars.
And, because it seems begrudging, I would never type:
sorry about last night.
next time we can order little caesars.
The final example in the quote above does seem really harsh!
There is a growing problem within the CE industry today. The problem is a collaborative one that was created out of ambiguity and laziness between enthusiasts and within the CE industry itself. I am, of course, talking about the widely used “4K” moniker when talking about UHD.
Scoring by market share alone and ignoring profit is like saying that a baseball team won because it had more hits when the other team scored more runs.
Great explanation of why the “Android is winning” rhetoric is misleading if not completely invalid.
A bricked up Daniel Craig gets his 007 on in this frame for frame Lego remake of the opening scene from Casino Royale.
Highly entertaining stop-motion video. It doesn’t hurt that Casino Royale is probably my favorite Bond flick.
Many different sites have been discussing a rumor about a possible iOS 7 delay largely due to an Ive-directed overhaul of the user interface. I haven’t seen anything from the usual people sources that tend to have really good sources. However, this bit from the Bloomberg piece did strike me:
Staff from Apple’s Mac team have also been roped in to help the mobile-software group finish the job
I use a trick with co-workers when we’re trying to decide where to eat for lunch and no one has any ideas. I recommend McDonald’s.
And on that bombshell, BlackBerry’s death knell resumes.