Daily Archives: October 6, 2011

India’s Small Cheap Tablet PC Arrives

So, it’s not $10 but closer to $50. It’s still an accomplishment. Now they only have to ramp up the production capacity. They are at 100K units per month and they need millions to reach 220million children. I would bet … Continue reading

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Astrologers Attack TZ Database

Just when you think you have seen it all a case of copyright violation has been filed by an astrology publisher against a keeper of a timezone database. This has caused the TZ database to shut down pending further proceedings. … Continue reading

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M$ CHOOSES to Offend 89% of Users

There is an hilarious story that “8” will have a different user interface because of an 11% drop in usage of the “Start” menu. What’s wrong with this picture? The 89% of users still using the “Start” menu. Are the … Continue reading

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Kindle Fire Inventory = -254074

Amazon had better crank up production, they are selling 50K units per day that they don’t have. It must be good to start a line of business that is so sure to be profitable so quickly. Well, perhaps not that … Continue reading

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Come On, People. Steve Jobs Was Not God.

I am being inundated with wild claims of fans of Steve Jobs about how wonderful he was. The facts are a different patchwork: He invented the PC – Nope. Not even close. I still have a working PC from 1980. … Continue reading

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iPhones Left Standing in the Dust of Android/Linux

While global headlines mourn the death of Steve Jobs, the world is moving on. iPhones are still doing well in the market but the share is slipping fast. iSuppli expects that in 2012, more low-end smart phones will ship than … Continue reading

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GNU/Linux is a Hot Topic in Philippines

HB1011, Free Open Source (FOSS) Act of 2010 is in committee stage. It’s stated purpose is that “The government shall apply only FOSS or Foss solutions in all ICT projects except under exceptional cirumstances”. There is strong opposition, for example, … Continue reading

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