* A little “Light Reading” …
* Someone commented …
“Yes, as with PCs, any application which requires serious processing power, memory or storage will reside on the server. The application will be processed on the server and the data will be stored on the server. If the internet doesn’t exist, iPad is going to be worthless. If the internet continues to exist, it won’t be a problem.”
(Of course read the article:
“8 Things Tablets Still Can’t Do
Jeff Bertolucci 03/22/2012 Have we really entered a post-PC world? The new Apple iPad and its tablet rivals still come up short on a few important measures.”)
* Does anyone remember a time when the Internet didn’t exist? We’re starting to have people who were born so recently that the Internet always existed. The newer portable devices such as Smartphones and Tablets depend heavily on The Internet being there. Sure there are things the can do without it … play some games … play some music … play recorded (stored locally) videos … but you had to get those things from somewhere in the First Place. “The Cloud” which really just means “The Internet” is used more and more to store “stuff” that won’t fit on a portable device. People use a lot of Internet “content” wether commercial or privately created. The Tweet and Facebook and Youtube for their friends and families content. But I’ll venture to say that a lot of them don’t create anything. They don’t create any content. I find a lot of people commenting on my own Youtube videos that their account has No Videos at all. Anyway back to the storage … 16 or 32 Gigabytes on a portable device is HUGE compared to the past where PC’s for awhile didn’t even have that much storage space. (I remember working with only Floppy Disks and having No Hard Drive and during some early periods pre-Internet – having no Internet either.) But with todays portable devices … Smartphones and Tablets or “Pads” it’s very easy, as many of us have found out, to fill up the onboard storage and get to the point of a Storage Space Crisis. But there is always Desktop “Syncing” … with the requisite software on a Desktop – storing things on the Desktop Computer. This allows to swap out certain things for “Day Trips” depending on your need on a particular day. If you don’t need music to go to work … often my situation … then you can dump the music for most days, and even the download TV Shows and other Videos. In fact I shoot videos and upload them to my Desktop and delete them off the portable device. That way I have plenty of room to shoot and store more videos. With the Internet speed offerred on 3G (iPhone) it often takes too long to upload a video … sometimes even allowing my device to go to sleep and abort the upload. Syncing (and other methods to transfer to the Desktop) is a bit faster. So if anything the Desktop has a life for *some* time as a Storage Server. I have bigger YouTube upload permission (bigger video sizes) than the apps on the iPhone will allow anyway – so the Desktop gets used to upload the longer / bigger videos to YouTube.
* The article gets more into other issues with Tablets / Pads – one of which is Typing. Has anyone besides me noticed that email responses from people on Smartphones or Tablets are very short. Grammar and spelling and even puctuation are no longer important to a lot of portable users. They are great, however, for keeping track of your important emails on-the-go. They are great for whipping out a quick reply letting someone know you got their message. I will often just acknowledge an email and offer to send a more detailed response once I get back to the “office”. (The Desktop.)
* I still haven’t bit the bullet and purchased a Tablet. I do have an iPhone which I got after borrowing someone elses iPhone for awhile and then getting a 4th Gen iPod Touch. I decided that it was enough of a “Little Computer” (I’ve had a few Palm Pilots from the old beginning days of those devices including a Color one) to be worth carrying around. The “apps” were quite intriguing especially when one of those devices are Jailbroken. I did a lot of playing around with products and one of them that I was seriously considering was the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. And so the Apple and Samsung Tablet wars was an interesting thing to me … probably will be interesting to a lot of people.
(Read: Link above:
Apple Vs. Samsung Trial: What’s At Stake
The smartphone giants have been preparing for this IP battle, which kicks off July 30, for more than 14 months. Here’s what they want.
1 Comment | Eric Zeman | July 26, 2012 08:35 AM)
“Apple and Samsung together own 54% of the worldwide smartphone market in terms of device sales, and 90% of the profits. The financial devastation that can be wrought on either or both companies is significant. If Apple wins based on its trade dress and design complaints, it could impact other trials that are yet to get underway.
With billions of dollars in sales up for grabs, Apple and Samsung both want their share, no matter the cost to their competitors.”
* You would think another anti-trust situation, like what Microsoft has faced, was forming on the horizon … where the federal government or high courts will have to step in and tell these guys that Neither one of Them can be allowed to be THAT BIG. That they have to play nice and they have to have healthy competition in order to be really LEGAL. Neither one of them, nor Al Gore, took the initiative in inventing the Internet! Neither one of them invented portable touch devices either. They might have to say something like BASF:
“we don’t make a lot of the products you buy. We make a lot of the products you buy better” — BASF Commercial
* Snapple … Like Snapple: https://www.google.com/#hl=en&sclient=psy-ab&q=snapple+better+stuff&oq=snapple+better+stuff&gs_l=serp.3..0j0i30l3.2659.9885.0.1022.214.171.124.126.96.36.1993.3638.0j14j5j1.20.0…0.0…1c.xO1WJ878qAY&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.r_qf.,cf.osb&fp=d2f09d28f845734f&biw=1920&bih=883
and Apple (why do they rhyme?) … View: Movie: Pirates of Silicon Valley … “We’re better than you, we’ve got better stuff”.
“Steve Jobs: What is this? This is like doing business with a praying mantis. You get seduced, and then eaten alive afterwards?
Bill Gates: Get real, would ya? You and I are both like guys who had this rich neighbor – Xerox – who left the door open all the time. And you go sneakin’ in to steal a TV set. Only when you get there, you realize that I got there first. I got the loot, Steve! And you’re yellin’? “That’s not fair. I wanted to try to steal it first.” You’re too late.
* So now maybe the Tablet giants are also fighting over who stole the “Tablet Stuff” first … and who is supposedly TOO LATE. (Which is why they’ve gotta say who has Better Stuff.)
“Steve Jobs: We’re better than you are! We have better stuff.
Bill Gates: You don’t get it, Steve. That doesn’t matter!”
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