More, Happening Faster

NCIX just sent me an e-mail announcing a “back to school” special, new smartphones for $99.95…

Look at the features:

Model Features
Samsung Galaxy Note 3â„¢
  • 5.7-inch Full HD Screen
  • 13 megapixel camera
  • 2.3 GHz quad-core processor
Samsung Galaxy S5â„¢

  • 5.1-inch Full HD Screen
  • 16 megapixel camera
  • 2.5 GHz quad-core processor
LG G3
  • 5.5-inch Quad HD Display
  • 13 megapixel camera
  • 2.5 GHz quad-core processor

Bigger screens with more pixels mean more work for the OS but at ~2.5gHz, it’s taken care of. Oh, yes, Apple’s 5S was in there but it has a smaller screen, for the same price.

What this means in the bigger picture is that many consumers will have all they need in a personal computer in a tiny package for much less cost than a legacy PC even if M$ pays OEMs to install that other OS. We are there. Consumers have choice on retail shelves and M$ need not apply.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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3 Responses to More, Happening Faster

  1. bilbophile wrote, “I find almost all of your your articles meaningful and – most importantly – inspirational.”

    Thank you for your kind words. I try to write about things that are meaningful for me and that inspire me to keep going. The web is huge and it’s hard to rise above noise-level but I keep trying. That some readers keep coming back is more fuel in my tank.

  2. bilbophile says:

    Mr. Pogson,
    As it happens I usually feel more motivated to post when I disagree whith a blogger’s position than when I agree with it.

    I started reading you on desktoplinux.com and found your posts valuable enough to follow you here when that website fell into neglect and petty squabbles.

    While I do not always share your black-and-white optimism, I lurk on this blog almost daily.

    This is because I find almost all of your your articles meaningful and – most importantly – inspirational. You have the young spirit of a good teacher: your passion is contagious even in the rare occasions when it seems somewhat misplaced. To me, even your non-tech articles (about your garden, firearms or wars) stand proof that not only is your heart in the right place, but your judgement is sound (although I do not always fully agree with your reasoning).

    What I find somewhat puzzling (but not unique to your commenters) is that there are some who would argue a case and its opposite, or even stoop down to ad hominem because they do not like the points you try to make. However, the only conclusion I can draw when reading such posts is that your advocacy is still relevant and still matters enough to upset people with an agenda, that you are still fighting the good fight, that your teaching skills are still needed and still up to the task.

    Thank you, Mr Pogson!

  3. thr says:

    Still obsessed with Microsoft? That’s so sad when someone wastes his pensioner years and goes crazy.

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