Humour aside, a "bad tablet and an even worse phone"? In my experience, an excellent tablet but probably not good as a phone. Much depends on what you want to use such a device for. I have a Dell Streak (the original 5-incher) and I'm testing a Samsung Galaxy Note, about the same size as a Streak. Both devices are definitely not for primary use as a phone - you feel a real prat with one of these stuck to your ear - but neat as a tool for interacting with people on Twitter and social networks, … [Read more...] about Dilbert’s unique take on the mini-tablet market
I first posted this video satire about the Blackberry (and Apple) smartphone by comedians Harry Enfield and Ronnie Corbett last December. In light of the continuing serious downtime issues with RIM's Blackberry network, affecting users worldwide, it seems exceptionally apt to take another look. (If you don't see the video embedded above, watch it at YouTube.) On a serious note, though, this ongoing outage presents Blackberry maker RIM with an alarming loss of reputation, never mind considering … [Read more...] about My Blackberry is (still) not working
I'm sure most of you will at least smile when you read this Dilbert cartoon published yesterday. Scott Adams' canny insight into the workplace and contemporary issues highlights underlying truths, in this case concerning the sometimes-collisions between public relations, conflicts of interest and ethical behaviours. Smile at the humour as you do the right thing. … [Read more...] about Some truth behind the humour
It's always a pleasure to visit the Google search page as you never quite know what to expect in the Google logo you will encounter as it might have received the Google doodle treatment. Today, Google may well have produced the most fun experience yet, certainly that I've seen, marking the 122nd year since the birth of comedy legend Charlie Chaplin (born April 16, 1889) with a most imaginative video treatment of the logo that features the Google Doodle team in a 2-minute visual feast that … [Read more...] about Charlie Chaplin Google Doodle
See what can happen when you don't engage online :) The Dilbert strip, December 11, 2010. Related Dilbert posts: [Posterous] What Really Matters: Will Dilbert Do More Cartoons About The Cloud? Dear God, no! … [Read more...] about Dustbin of history
Harry Enfield and Ronnie Corbett - two veterans of British comedy - show how they're still at the top of their game. Excellent parody of today's tech brands. More sketches at The One Ronnie. … [Read more...] about My Blackberry is not working
For the past few years, I've posted about Gartner's hype cycles when the new series is published by the research firm, usually in mid July or thereabouts. The ones that typically interest me are emerging technologies and social software. What are hype cycles? Wikipedia has a good explanation of the concept. Here's how to understand the hype cycle charts, the element that most people pay most attention to: 1. Technology Trigger - The first phase of a hype cycle is the "technology trigger" … [Read more...] about An alternate hype cycle
I was going through some of my photos this Sunday morning as part of some digital housekeeping when I came across this one, of my podcasting partner Shel Holtz and I taken by Shel's wife Michele in Concord, California, last June: We were thinking of updating the pic on our For Immediate Release website as the one there was taken in March 2006. We've changed a bit appearance-wise in three years. Great pic though it is (nice job, Michele!), we haven't used the new one. No particular … [Read more...] about Would you buy a used car from these guys?