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Mar 3, 2014
Category: General
Posted by: mtoto

January 2014: Americans used smartphone and tablet apps more than PCs to access the Internet last month -- the first time that has ever happened.

Feb 25, 2014
Category: General
Posted by: mtoto
GATES SPENDS ENTIRE FIRST DAY BACK IN OFFICE TRYING TO INSTALL WINDOWS 8.1

A Microsoft spokesman said only that Mr. Gates’s first day in his new job had been “a learning experience” and that, for the immediate future, he would go back to running Windows 7.

Feb 21, 2014
Category: General
Posted by: mtoto

How to display documents without being copied?

The Google programmers came up with a means for displaying excerpts from docs such as pdf, MS Office, etc without needing flash but still maintaining control for viewing / copying. Basically the program converts doc pages to .png files, and optionally protects the page display thru obfuscation so the client browser cannot access the image's url.

 

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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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