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Sony Pictures CEO Thinks the Net Wasn't Worth It

MidKnight Non-Techie Response (562 comments)

My girlfriend's response when I read the quote to her:

"I'm a girl who doesn't think I've seen anything good having come from Sony in a while."

Zing!

more than 5 years ago
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What Features Should Be Included With iPhone 3.0?

MidKnight Re:Additional features (606 comments)

4) Dump iTunes. Seriously, talk about specification creep. When a music player now manages movies, television, that's one thing. But when it's your application manager and synchronization tool as well. Apple really needs to launch a new tool, call iLife or what not. Where iTunes would just be one category. I mean, I really hate having to go under music to find my TV shows and apps and such. LAME!!!

Not to be disrespectful, but are you frikkin' nuts?

Apple's success outside of the computer market over the past few years has been due to their ability to:

  1. Get iTunes onto the majority of consumers' computers (thanks to the iPod's success)
  2. Convince media publishers that all those eyeballs looking at iTunes every day want to buy things
  3. Use iTunes as a distribution channel and the "hub" of people's digital lifestyle

iTunes is the key to Apple's strategy. They're not going to dump it, they're going to use it to continue to make boatloads of cold, hard cash. If you want to rename the application to "Apple Online Store", I'm sure they wouldn't mind you doing so on your own computer. But in my mind it's fair to say that iTunes is currently Apple's most important asset.

more than 5 years ago
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State of Colorado Calls Firefox Insecure, IE6 Safe

MidKnight This is opportunity calling... who wants to answer (530 comments)

I love all the critique of what is obviously a pitiful attempt to produce one of them fancy web application things. I unfortunately can't add to the list here... being a late-comer to the discussion, the site is already offline.

But a lot of folks are missing the obvious opportunity here: government jobs are, frankly, the best thing going right now given the current state of the economy. How many Slashdotters have sent their resume to the Colorado DOL? They clearly need the help!

more than 5 years ago
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Apple Announces New MacBook, Pro, Air

MidKnight Re:Argh... (774 comments)

... To perform a right click with the Mighty Mouse you have to lift up with your left finger and click with the right.

This, in a word, sucks.

Have you used one for more than a minute or two? You'd be surprised how quickly you adapt to it; it's just another muscle-memory thing. When I'm using a more traditional two-button mouse, I find it quaint that it has actual physical buttons, and that the scroll button/wheel is only two directional.

Hopefully the MacBook trackpads are better. Sounds like they are.

I'll bet the physical feel is pretty damn good. I'm still amazed at how well multi-touch works on an iPhone screen, and I'm guessing the glass mouse will be very similar.

more than 5 years ago

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