Apparently, Disney is rumoured to be looking at buying Twitter. Some of the analysis is mixed on this idea. Many seem to think this is about Disney using Twitter as a distribution platform. But those making the claim are, from what I’ve seen, in no way qualified to make that statement, and don’t really know what they are talking about.
Okay, so I ranted about the flawed logic about the missing headphone jack, attacking the most common comparisons (floppy drives, optical drives, Ethernet). But there is another that I expect to be brought up, and that was the iPhone itself. There were features absent that some considered essential, and that absence didn’t hold it back. But there were reasons why those weren’t as big a deal.
One of the controversial elements of the iPhone 7 is the lack of an analog headphone jack. Phil Schiller claimed it takes “courage” to omit it in the product announcement (as well as offering arguments that are specious at best). Others have tried to draw parallels to previous Apple products that dropped common features or technologies. Is this truly a case of courage, or is Apple just being foolhardy?
Today’s Apple presentation was, at times, excruciating to watch. Between uneven styles, stilted delivery and a bizarre commitment to the “cast of thousands” approach, we had a presentation that completely lacked the flow and polish of those in the past. Can we expect this trend of worse and worse presentations to continue? Will they attempt to achieve some new low in dull, boring, chaotic or almost nonsensical?
As some people may know, I have rented an office in space operating by Regus, a company that specialized in renting individual offices and short-term office space. So why would I do this, particularly since the trend for many start-ups is for people to work from home? Some of it is about habit, and some of it is about productivity.
I believe that self-driving cars will eventually dominate our roads. Why? Because they will deal with two things we humans care about: it means we have less work to do, and they will be safer than with a human behind the wheel. Now, it will take a while before this happens. And I think it will be a long, long time before humans are banned from driving cars on most roadways altogether. But autonomous cars are coming. It isn’t a question of “if”, it is simply a question of “when”.
I’ve been using Bluetooth wireless headphones for the past couple of months now, and I’ve formed opinions on the two models I’ve tried. Now, I’m no audiophile, but I do appreciate good sound quality. So far, I’ve used the Beats Studio Wireless headphones and the new Bose Quietcomfort 35. Both do what they are supposed to, but one is clearly better in my mind.