Hi. Today is the 16th of December, a day earmarked as the Day of Reconciliation in the Republic of South Africa. Its a public holiday with great history – and it also happens to be the day when marches around the #ZumaMustFall campaign have been organised and are ongoing through multiple cities. Here’s what I’ve observed: continue reading →
The iPod Classic is was great. It was fit-for purpose and did exactly what you wanted it to. It’s 6th-generation was awesome and offered 160GB of uninterrupted storage, a single headphone jack, and proprietary but outdated 30-pin connector. That’s it. May we ever remember the iPod Classic. continue reading →
Let’s be honest – making friends is complexly simple. It’s a reactive ability created by our need to socialize, and a proactive consequence of socialization. Oxymoron intended. continue reading →
I value freedom. Freedom to find what works best for me and stick to it. I even value the freedom to change my mind, go to the other side, only to run back to where I came from. It’s beautiful, its choice, its freedom. But they would undo this freedom – those who collect of our data, the service providers we trust, those whose products we repeatedly purchase to remain relevant in the information age. Our increasing need to compute is making it increasingly difficult to exercise freedom of choice with said computing. Making a selection decision in both software or hardware now requires more thought than before, and that’s not necessarily a good thing, despite the abundance in choice. continue reading →
I can think of three ways to tell a lie.
Most common is to tell the untruth, outright. Another is to falsify the truth, knowingly. Then there’s the third way – innuendo.
The “Post-PC Era” is a term coined by the late Steve Jobs to describe the decline of personal computer sales in favour of capable smartphones and other computing devices such as the iPad. While this is without doubt the next norm in computing, Post-PC is also being used to call the death of the personal computer – more specifically: a box connected or attached to a screen, mouse, and keyboard to provide computing functions. In other words… your computer right now.
App Stores. They’re great, they’re bloated, and they’re important. But I have one question:
How did we get here?
Let’s be critical.
While trying to remain brief, I want to talk about why a downgrade to Windows 7 is exactly what you shouldn’t be doing. This is directed towards personal use, in other words – my view does not align with a corporate or enterprise context in mind. End of disclaimer.
Also known as “single-shell” construction, the unibody owes its roots to air-plane construction, has been standard in auto mobile manufacturing, was made mainstream by Apple, and is the concentrated design ethos of Nokia. Not only do unibodies make consumer products beautiful, but they also make them thinner, lighter, and more rigid.