That's it. The whole box of cookies right there in your mitt!

Being against Facebook or Twitter is fine, as far as I’m concerned.  I’m not crazy about some of the implications of these ‘services’ myself.  But there are some kinds of criticism I just don’t get.  Saying you’re against it because it’s just stupid people conversing about frivolous happenings is sort of like being against newspapers because of the Enquirer, or television because of Jerry Springer or Survivor.

That being said there are other reasons for being against these things… but that, as they say, is a subject for another time.

Then, she explained, the iPhone came. There was no Office. People got things done. Then the iPad came. There was no Office. People got things done. Android came. People got things done. All of those things that they, just a couple of years ago, were convinced they needed Office to do. They got them done without it. And thus, the truth was revealed.

On the surface this may seem like a cheap shot at Microsoft’s expense.  It’s much more than that.  I frequently work with clients who have discovered that they don’t really need a laptop or desktop computer at all anymore.  Others are still trapped in the bubble.

It’s all about fit.

iPads and the Goldilocks mentality

Dave Winer doesn’t like that the iPad 3 is heavy and gets too hot: 

http://threads2.scripting.com/2012/november/ipad3VsIpadMini 

This just seems weird to me.  The iPad 3 is much lighter than some hard-back books in my collection.  And if anything my wrist and hands get a bit stronger the more I use it.  It makes me wonder if we’re turning into the humans from the movie Wall-E?  Maybe someday Apple will invent a robot to hold folk’s iPads for them.  

A real mexican cookout.

A Mazatlan sunset - not at the beach

A Mazatlan sunset - not at the beach


Tomatoes from last summer.

Tomatoes from last summer.


Mazatlan sunset.

Mazatlan sunset.


Leaving Seattle for Mazatlan one bright February morning some years ago…

Leaving Seattle for Mazatlan one bright February morning some years ago…