Archive for April, 2007

Twitter; nuisance or necessary?

i’ve been using twitter for quite some time. i go through phases of twittering a lot and then not. i can’t decide whether it is nuisance or necessary.

but this is the rub. obvious have hit upon something that is quite brilliant. i can’t decide whether it is a waste of time, yet i continue to ‘waste’ my time using it. more than that, i find it somewhat therapeutic to offer up my random thoughts and musings to an equally random world of listeners.

the furore that surrounded twitter at SXSW was testament too…but that could have been because there was little else of note there? i wasn’t present so i speak w/o authority.

i’m sure the confounded thing (which i say with love) has some very real applications too…not just in generating noise.


Apple delay Leopard…turning into Microsoft?

i’m an apple convert. come to expect them shipping cool stuff on time. so when they announce that leopard is slipping by 4 months it irks me. not because i can’t wait for the app, but because the immediate thought that hit me was…

oh no they are turning into microsoft. this is the first sign…

the press release says something akin to needing engineering and QA people to get the iPhone out of the door. whoah, what about us humble Mac users. so, maybe this is another sign…chasing the mighty greenback at the expense of their loyal computer users.

i’m pretty sure jobs et al could muster up some extra bodies to test leopard. they reckon it will be finished by june, but not QA’d. i cry b*llshit…face it, they are biting of more than they can chew.

ok, so the delay isn’t years a la vista, but it is interesting that when microsoft slip a product all hell breaks loose, yet when apple do it, it’s ok. oh well, that’s life Bill.

the bloggers code of conduct…

it didn’t take long. as the kathy sierra incident dies down and the blogosphere gets back to business as usual, those who see themselves as influential in this world kick off their bloggers code of conduct campaign.

what a crock of 5h1t.

as i posted earlier, if people want to have an ethical statement about their blog posted somewhere on it, let them do it. if they don’t, fine. blogs represent individuality, personality, freedom of thought…not shoehorning us all to behave in a certain way.

why are you trying to strangle us?

i suppose the great democracy that is the blogosphere will determine whether they think this is a good idea…and then those who want to sign up can do so. the rest of us…we’ll just carry on…

at the end of the day, nobody can be forced into signing up to something they don’t agree with. i think they are going to find out that they have seriously misjudged what they helped to make so great. how ironic.

web2.0 virtual reality…Reboot

I’m thinking of heading to reboot. not been before, nor have i had the chance to go to lift. i did get to Shift last year…my one and only foray into conferences since i worked in IT.

anyway, i’m looking for your thoughts on reboot.  it seems to be the premier conference for us webtwoheads, but copenhagen isn’t renowned for its frugality, so i need to be sure that it is worth shelling out for. please share the wisdom, my friends.

copenhagen is a wonderful city though.  prob worth it just to go back there. may even check out who is on at the KB Hallen that weekend.

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