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Feb 27, 2015
Category: General
Posted by: mtoto
In her surveys, Baron writes that she found “jaw-dropping” results to the question of whether students were more likely to multitask in hard copy (1 percent) vs. reading on-screen (90 percent).
Feb 11, 2015
Category: General
Posted by: mtoto
I recently answered an ad for a project manager, to act as a go-between for an off-shore programming group. Digging a little further into the topic, I read this book: Outsource It! by Nick Krym, a veteran project manager who's been doing it for decades.
Jan 31, 2015
Category: General
Posted by: mtoto
Steve [Jobs] believed the world was going mobile, and he was right. And he believed that beauty matters. He was deeply moved by beautiful design. Objects of great functionality also had to be objects of desire.
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Jan 27, 2012

Is that Blood on your iPad?


I've been reading a New York Times series about Apple's fiscal control of manufacturing with Foxconn in China. Here's the article: In China, Human Costs Are Built Into an iPad,
Category: General
Posted by: mtoto

It links to an earlier article on Apple as well: How the U.S. Lost Out on iPhone Work.

Well, since I'm working on developing media to run on a Kindle Fire and the iPad, I'm implicated as well.

China is undergoing an industrial revolution like America did 100 years ago. I recently watched a documentary on Andrew Carnegie, where they said steel workers commonly worked 12 hour days, 84 hours a week. So it doesn't seem there are any innocent parties in this process. Personally I want everybody-all-at-once to express more simple and human conditions for everyone so we don't destroy the planet or exploit the poor.

I'm also rooting for the $35 tablet, which will be sold in India, to jump-start mobile devices to the next billion internet users.

 

 

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