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This guy gets it: Old World vs. New World computing I, for one,… - Portrait of a Young Man as The Artist — LiveJournal
This guy gets it: Old World vs. New World computing
I, for one, welcome our new Ant Overlords.

Uh.. I mean TB flash storage.
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not_a_girl From: not_a_girl Date: February 1st, 2010 12:10 am (UTC) (Link)
This is a very interesting article. I will likely forward it on to coworkers. Thanks!
abmann From: abmann Date: February 1st, 2010 12:15 am (UTC) (Link)
Think it'll help calm the collective geek geistkrank?
not_a_girl From: not_a_girl Date: February 1st, 2010 12:20 am (UTC) (Link)
Naaaaaah. Geeks love the dram0rz. But these are some very thoughtful points that probably speak very closely to what Apple is about now.
abmann From: abmann Date: February 1st, 2010 12:35 am (UTC) (Link)
Agreed. I'm rather curious what the next few years will bring from them. And with it, enough disk space that I'll not need to partition my photography databases.

So friggin hard to maintain...
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: February 1st, 2010 01:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm not sure I buy into what this guy is selling.

He seems to be suggesting that the conclusion to any particular complaint is to just wait until that complaint is fixed. There's no reason to shelve the hardware now because it'll be perfect in the future. But frankly, the tech industry is littered with shelved projects and releases that never really got fixed. Whatever happened to Windows Vista anyways? Or the Mac Mini? Or the pre-cellphone Palm Pilot and Handspring Visor? These things were either so deeply flawed technologically or so inadequate to find the happy ground between the actually needs of the public and the newly developed needs of the public that it was better to start fresh, at best using the same framework but building a different machine.

Furthermore, I think there's a difference between the insatiable hunger for newness and "the cutting edge" status that being the first on your block to own whatever i-crap has been released and the honest and real need of the evolving relationship of humans to their technology. I think cell phones, the ability to stay in distance communication with the rest of the population is something that makes sense for everyone to have. I don't think smart phones or the ability to play video games, check your email, stocks, porn, and type a letter to your grandma at the same time is necessary. I'll also go on record as saying that it'll be less and less desirable as time goes on. Though, market trends lag, so someday I'll be forced to buy a smartphone/mediaphone/pornphone simply because my old timey "only makes calls and sends txts" phone fell in one-to-man-vats of chocolate chip cookie dough.

An interested study was released in Health this past year that shows that people that multitask are actually worse at retaining information as well as picking out useful information and applying it. Those that graze on all types of media at the same time lose the ability over time to focus on a particular point and make use of it. That suggests to me a serious issue moving forward with this wild tech river ride.

Lastly, just to pander to the lowest common denominator. I think the author's head is clouded by visions of Jean-Luc Picard sitting in his office, looking at his fish, sipping a glass of earl grey tea, and doing all his work on an ipad.
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