The developer raises up the great sword of technology and brings it down upon the plinth of culture—and the sword shatters. But never mind; we can go back to the forge to make a bigger, better sword for retina displays. And as we craft it we whisper that eternal prayer for the comfort of list-makers: […]

Free T-shirts

At the end of 1386, Jogaila returned to Vilnius to [..] convert the Grand Duchy to Catholicism. [..] New converts were baptized en masse, with little teaching, and were awarded wool shirts. “People will do anything for a free t-shirt”, historical perspective edition. From “Union of Krewo” on Wikipedia.

At the end of 1386, Jogaila returned to Vilnius to [..] convert the Grand Duchy to Catholicism. [..] New converts were baptized en masse, with little teaching, and were awarded wool shirts. “People will do anything for a free t-shirt”, historical perspective edition. From “Union of Krewo” on Wikipedia. Source: Wikipedia

Android fragmentation and the cloud

The consequence of Apple’s approach is that pretty much everything behaves in predictable ways, but you have a very narrow range of devices at a narrow range of prices (and screen sizes), and that severely restricts the addressable market. More people can afford $50 phones than can afford $600 phones. The consequence of the Android […]

The consequence of Apple’s approach is that pretty much everything behaves in predictable ways, but you have a very narrow range of devices at a narrow range of prices (and screen sizes), and that severely restricts the addressable market. More people can afford $50 phones than can afford $600 phones. The consequence of the Android […]

Power

If none of what you’re going through is your fault, you’re powerless. But if everything is your fault, you’ll never be powerful enough and it’s hopeless. (via Schlock Mercenary – Archives – Monday May 12, 2014)