eBay vs. Craigslist Courtroom Fisticuffs Start Today
Good to know that bots are "very efficiency". All this post is missing is a viagra ad at the bottom, and I'd almost think it was written by an efficiency bot.
Programmable Quantum Computer Created
+5 Accurate! If only I had actual mod points...
Google Releases Source To Chromium OS
No, what they're saying is that outlook will open a new windows faster, and send the email itself faster, than Gmail does. What outlook is faster at is returning you to the main window. Gmail sends the mail, then loads the "inbox". Outlook keeps the inbox loaded, and then quese the mail to be sent. is it actually faster? That depends on your system, version of outlook and internet speed/latency.
Esquire Launches First Augmented Reality Magazine
One important difference from the book-based experience: you don't have to hold it up.
Slashdotters seem to have a tendency of "if I wouldn't use it, nobody would", but not having to hold something up could be a fairly large selling point: No tired arms, no lost / damaged book (no lost investment means they can charge more!), less waste (which means the don't have to charge as much, plus they get in friendly with the green crowd), and if they manage to update the information (somehow), you can update it oand not have an out of date book to get rid of.
New Ad-Aware Offers Behavioral Detection
"Phenomenally" sounds so much better, too. It's a wonder anyone uses "exponentially" anymore.
A.I. and Robotics Take Another Wobbly Step Forward
Yes. The TPS reports will be ready precisely on deadline. Do you have any other queries?
17,000 Downloads Does Not Equal 17,000 Lost Sales
We have copyright because the market price for digital art severely misrepresents its demand.
Well, that's blatantly WRONG. we have copyright for a large number of reasons, but I am certain that none of those reasons involves a technology that didn't exist when we acquired copyright laws.
Also, your thoughts seem to stem from the concept that all people (or at least an overwhelming majority) are essentially greedy. That they will put forth the least work (in this case, represented by money+time+effort+risk) that they can to get the result (in this case, a copy of music) that they want.
While I would like to argue that this is untrue, and humans are overwhelmingly good and value-oriented, etc, I can't in good faith say that. I don't believe it.
What i do believe is that people will take the lowest work (money+time+effort+risk) to get the highest gain (music, or anything). If that's (cheap+less than a minute+next to none+none)(currently iTunes, in my mind), that is preferable to (free+2 hours+minimal+low)(torrents) AND preferable to (Expensive+a couple hours to a couple days, depending+some+none).
We are the internet generation. Instant gratification takes too long.