Posts Tagged ‘Apple’

iPad — ‘pure innovation’

Mac geek Andy Ihnatko calls the Apple iPad ‘pure innovation, one of best computers ever’. Read his review at Chicago Sun-Times. Oh boy! Stephen Fry’s eloquent, gushy iPad/Steve Jobs piece in TIME is good too, and I had the same thing occur to me as his last line: One melancholy thought occurs as my fingers […]

Apple iPad: Here it comes …

Fake Steve Jobs Daniel Lyons (writing as, er, Daniel Lyons) in Newsweek puts a compelling case for: Why The iPad Will Change Everything Jobs is a relentless perfectionist whose company creates such beautifully designed products that they have changed our expectations about how everything around us should work. He has an uncanny ability to cook […]

Branding writ large

This is the fifth-most-photographed building in New York, the 28th worldwide: the Apple Store 5th Avenue New York City. Well, it IS cool. Inside and out. On my first visit it was just starting to rain and Apple Store staff were fitting special rubber covers to the glass steps on the spiral staircase. The shopping […]

Murdoch: It’s not old media versus new media …

… it’s about how the content is produced and who is paying for it.” Paraphrase: “Google do not have the right to scrape our very expensively produced content if we want to stop them.” I see content scraped from news sites and reproduced in its entirety on discussion forums and blogs — with a credit […]

Engaging… (iPad)

I’m not all aquiver like some of the media, but this DOES look like a new doorway to me… Cool. (Premiered during TV coverage of the 2010 Academy Awards today.)

Quote of the week

“We think competition is healthy, but competitors should create their own original technology, not steal ours” — Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs announcing IP/patent lawsuit against HTC. It’ll be interesting to see how this works out.

A lawsuit waiting to happen…


A three horse race to rule over the global distribution of digital content … Apple in front by a nose.

Worthwhile evaluation from someone who knows the publishing game better than most — and from more angles. Why Apple’s iPad is shaking things up with Amazon and Google from Martin Taylor’s e-report — digital publishing downunder When Apple launched its long-rumoured iPad tablet computer late last month, it fired a major salvo in the battle […]

More iPad preamble – “a clear window into the software”

“People who are focussed on the hardware are missing  the key thing: – software and services” – Walt Mossberg  Wall St Journal “One thing you have to understand about this gadget is that the gadget disappears pretty quickly. You’re looking into pure software.”  – David Carr  NY Times On the Amazon Kindle: “It looked like […]

The rise (and fall) of the value of online advertising

Following a report on Apple boss Steve Jobs pitiching the iPad distribution channel to NY newspaper chiefs… The highlighted bit (see below) about online advertising space being (a) infinite in supply and therefore (b) valueless accords with my thinking (although I am not a genius, nor all that experienced). I’ve done some online advertising and […]

Apple’s iPad: “a replacement for computing”

“The iPad isn’t the future of computing; it’s a replacement for computing.” — Mike Monteiro, A vision of the future…. As many others have noted, the release of the iPad might be the cannonball into the consumer device pool the iPhone dipped its toes in. It’s also been referred to as a thing that sits between […]

iPad? Yeah. OK, probably. Why not?

Yes, I’ll probably get one of these. It looks useful, and some of the applications seem like an improvement. Apple does lead the world in industrial design (the ‘cool’ factor), and this shows it again. An e-book reader should have a high quality colour screen, in my opinion. Is it a ‘game-changer’, as pundits are […]