I really like the ability to see the Finder window in column view—in fact this is my default view for most windows. I have also grown rather fond of the way the FTP app, Transmit, sorts folders at the top of the finder window columns in the app. In the past I have even used finder substitute applications to accomplish… Continue reading
I once delighted in an image of Apple as counter-corporate culture. But Apple is now officially living in my “just as bad as Microsoft ever has been” category—maybe even worse.
Now that Apple Inc. is the most valuable company on planet earth, they have become even more greedy.
The new head of Apple Retail recently laid off a significant percentage… Continue reading
A Vision of the Future — Really?!
I love stumbling upon a brilliant mind at the right time, a person whose amazing insight causes you to have some fundamental perceptual shifts that enlighten your path forward. The video at the end of this post began one of those encounters. But first…
Bret was a Human Interface Inventor at Apple, an… Continue reading
Today we really don’t understand how horrible Polio was. It was a devastating diagnosis in the not-too-distant past: paralysis and death. Jonas Salk created a safe and effective vaccine, a cure, and Polio has been virtually eradicated from the face of the earth.
When Dr. Salk was asked who owned the patent for the vaccine, he replied, “There is no… Continue reading
This just hot off the press.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — Microsoft’s dominance as the tech industry’s most valuable player has ended.
On Wednesday, Apple’s market capitalization edged past its longtime rival’s as investors made official what consumers have long suggested: Microsoft is no longer the industry’s alpha dog.
Just last month, Microsoft’s market cap exceeded Apple’s by about $25 billion,… Continue reading
I don’t want to hear any more about the high value Apple places on the customer experience.
I ordered holiday cards from iPhoto. They were accidentally shipped to the Atlanta address, which has been sold and is currently vacant. Great. I’ll just call FedEx and have the order re-routed.
FedEx will not reroute an Apple order, only Apple can do… Continue reading
Kerry vs. Bush on the WWW
Server: Apache/1.3.27 (Unix) (Red-Hat/Linux) PHP/4.1.2 mod_perl/1.29 mod_ssl/2.8.12 OpenSSL/0.9.6b
George W. Bush
No suprise that W.’s campaign is hosted on a expensive, buggy, and relatively insecure web server.
Source: James A. Chappell… Continue reading