I know it’s quite easy to say “I’ve been thinking about this” when something not even remotely related to what you want to talk about spurs out of the vast ocean that is the web, but it’s true this time. And besides, I don’t need an excuse to talk about whatever I want to with you guys.
After watching countless Google I/O sessions, reading a ton of stuff on Google, tweeting with people I’ve never met IRL about the company and so on, one thing has always been clear to me: Google is fond of MacBooks. Now, from what I’ve heard, inside the company you’re free to work on either Mac or Windows, but one thing is very clear to me: Google adores Unix, and its favorite kind of Unix, is OS X.
The thing I like the most about tumblr, is the wicked ways in which it allows you to present your own posts. This one for example, allows me to start by calling you out to look at the picture first, then read. If I do it otherwise, you’ll struggle to read first the post’s title, because before reading me, you instinctively want to check what this post’s about, and check if it’s worthy of your time. But here, I have the power about such simple things, haha. And I love it!
So, iPad 5. To begin with, I don’t necessarily give credit to these kind of “rumor posts” that begin the silly season every year talking first about an incoming iPad, and later in the summer about an incoming new iPhone. And its mini counterpart (talking about the second.)
Small and Touchy
A “Revolution is in the air”. Yesterday, at IFA, Samsung marked the official start of a new breed of cameras, a breed threatening with putting each and every point-and-shoot in the market left old and dusty, and the reason is, Nikon’s been joined by another player in proposing a new frontier for digital cameras.
I don’t get it
Focusing on what people take for granted and bringing up an old concept twisted to fit the world we live in now, currently, in 2012, is one of my favorite things to do with the site. Gladly, a small incident with the shots I took on Saturday prompted a new question in my head, to which I got very poor answers. Answers which don’t belong to this day & age.
Simplicity paves the way
This is not the first, nor will it be the last time, we speak about the eternal battle between the choice of having more options, or having things done easily for you. It can be taken from here, placed in an incredible amount of contexts, and seen work under different perspectives. In the end, you choose a side depending on where your passions live in, because you might not take the same stance under every different kind of situation.
Back in my “good days”, when I used to produce a piece per day, or at least show up, I spoke about Kickstarter once, on the night (my late night, at least) of February the 20th. The subject at the time was Tim Schafer’s revolutionary idea of getting an entire new game funded via Kickstarter, the platform for the people, with the idea that if people liked what he had in mind, they’d pay for the game he wanted to make: a classic point-and-click adventure game. If he failed, well, he still had traditional distributors like EA and Activision Blizzard to fund his less risky ideas.
But far from being a failure, Tim’s Kickstarter project was an incredible success, netting Double Fine Productions a lot more money than they ever expected, and most importantly, paving the road for what has been a trend of successful Kickstarter projects based on a very similar idea: a good video, and getting a whole lot of money to turn a thought, into reality.
Killing the Apple Messenger
I think we can all agree I’ve been delaying this for quite some time, and since today it has been all about being, er, “well played” by Eclipse (hey, there might be kids out there reading this), let’s go and shoot the guy in the middle. After all, he deserves it.
We first spoke about Apple’s new Messenger beta back in March, when I explained how I’d been using it since Mountain Lion was released. But since then, comments here & there have sprung up about the service, which frankly, isn’t what I would’ve expected from Apple in the first place.