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

Random Frame: Tiger Mountain, Washington
Just before the rain came. I already miss these woods.
Camera info: Yashica T4 and Portra 400NC

railpass:

Random Frame: Tiger Mountain, Washington

Just before the rain came. I already miss these woods.

Camera info: Yashica T4 and Portra 400NC


The goal for the corporations is to maximize profit and market share. And they also have a goal for their target, namely the population. They have to be turned into completely mindless consumers of goods that they do not want. You have to develop what are called “Creative Wants”. So you have to create wants. You have to impose on people what’s called a Philosophy of Futility. You have to focus them on the insignificant things of life, like fashionable consumption. I’m just basically quoting business literature. And it makes perfect sense. The ideal is to have individuals who are totally disassociated from one another. Whose conception of themselves, the sense of value is just, “how many created wants can I satisfy?” We have huge industries, public relations industry, monstrous industry, advertising and so on, which are designed from infancy to mold people into this desired pattern.

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