For those of you who don’t understand the problem with Wikipedia as a serious source I submit only that it currently (after being suggested in humor on 30 Rock) reports that Janis Joplin “speed walked everywhere and was afraid of toilets.”
While it appears the article has been locked before someone could update it to include that she also ate cats I think this is a good example of how the wisdom of the mob is not always correct.
Now that USB flash drives are cheap and common producers clearly need to get creative to compete. Here are a couple great ideas for storage with a more personal touch:
Stuff this cuddly USB bear with 1GB of photos, music or documents.
I have to admit this is the first blue fortune cookie I’ve ever seen, but imagine how many fortunes you could fit in this USB fortune cookie
Also from the freshly baked line the USB Hamburger may not be a half-pound burger, but it is a 2GB drive!
Of course none of these beat the USB Humping Dog but you can’t store files on that (and let’s face it, it might not quite be appropriate for that executive board meeting.)
Thanks to Don for the USB bear.
Being an eternal optimist I loved this xkcd cartoon from earlier this week:
Gotta love xkcd!
There’s a lot of buzz around smartphones right now. With falling prices and service improvements it’s becoming clear that cellular providers will beat municipal Wi-Fi in all but a few areas.
That’s the idea I explored in my recent article for Internet Evolution.
At the same time, smart phones like the iPhone have crossed over from being business tools to consumer products. Indeed, they are quickly becoming the mobile device of choice.
And why not? More than just phones with PDA functionality, these devices have now become full-fledged platforms. Web browsing, chat, email, and games are their core competencies, and applications for them are just getting more interesting from there.
Read my full article for more of my thoughts on how these new devices and services will shape our lives in the near future.
Well, the Summer Olympics ended last weekend and now I remember why they only happen every 4 years. It’s been fun to watch some of the worlds best compete and break records, but after more than two weeks of it I’ve had enough.
Not to miss a beat, The Onion reported last week “Michael Phelps Returns To His Tank At Sea World“.
ORLANDOâ€”Fourteen-time Olympic gold medalist and SeaWorld main attraction Michael Phelps returned to his seven-million-gallon water tank Wednesday to resume his normal schedule of performing in six shows a day for marine park crowds every day of the week.
Gotta love The Onion!