Friday, January 17, 2014 - 17:04

And this leads us into the "natural monopoly" debate, and utilities that fall in that category are ALWAYS regulated to some extent. That's the quid pro quo that makes the arrangement work.


Friday, January 17, 2014 - 13:26

"Apple might be a distant number two and falling in the worldwide market for smartphones, but things look quite different in the firm's home market"

Yes, market share. A few days ago you...

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 14:39

This is a disaster. I'd urge anyone who cares at all about access to information to join the online petitions forming to protest this.

Here's just one example of disastrous consequences:...

Friday, January 10, 2014 - 11:41

"an absolutely delightful fairy tale about Microsoft being a better consumer brand than Apple"

Yes, hilarious! In other news, Apple is now the number one Enterprise brand...

On PC...

Wednesday, January 1, 2014 - 14:27

"But Windows, too big to fail, doesn't need to fall to a single competitor, and it hasn't. It just needs to be ignored. And that is, I think, the biggest worry for Microsoft in 2014. Not that...

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 14:11


Friday, December 6, 2013 - 15:53

SO right about the Amazon drones. There is No. Chance. In. Hell. that those things work. Imagine thousands of those buzzing things over your city? Like that image? You'll like it even more after a...

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 14:08

Well said, and basically the same conclusion I've reached. For everything serious, I use a laptop (in the office, docked with a keyboard and extra monitor), and then use a mini tablet as a sort of...

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 10:21

This may be a tiny application relative to the business uses, but AWS makes a wonderful "cluster in the cloud" platform for many types of scientific computing. They let you "paint" a virtual...

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 10:22

Multiple accounts is nice, and I hope Apple copies this one soon. They did exactly that when they incorporated fast user switching into OS X and I love the feature. The rest is pretty minor.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 09:58

Huh. "computing device designed to be operated by an individual and positioned to serve a broad range of purposes, achieved by running third-party applications, some of which can work...

Friday, November 8, 2013 - 17:21

"Windows Phone should generate about $3.6 billion in revenues this year. But only $347 million in profits. Meanwhile, the Android-based $2 billion is basically all profit, so Microsoft is on track...

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 17:10

1. It's not press coverage; it's written by a Microsoft employee.

2. Office is something that is imposed on people, not something they seek out. The interface is---what do I say---...

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 09:22

Hmm. There are other views on this, but first I'd note that the obituary writing for the iphone 5C/S before it's even released seems a bit premature.

From Jean-Louis Gassée:


Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 11:17

" I don't think I've ever met a single person with a computer older than 3 years that said " when it's time to replace this thing, I'm not getting a computer." "

No, but there have been...

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 19:51

I read this discussion and thought, how silly, comparing hardware specs on these phones, as if that's what matters.

It's the -software- across the ecosystem, I thought.

Then I read...

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 16:11

They been down this road before with the old 64-bit G5 cpu. It's not hard to convert 32>64 and the tools are built into Xcode (at least were then; I assume still).

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 07:09

Without getting into any specifics on Android/iPhone or the other current tech wars, it really impresses me that the A7 is more or less the cpu power of the 2003 IBM G5. You know, the one that...

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 17:38

64 bit cpu, first biometric unlock. The amazing thing is that the A7 has the cpu power of a circa 2003 IBM G5! This was the chip that never made it into a laptop because IBM couldn't get the power...

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 10:22

"I'm sure there will be other things announced, but Apple has dropped into an innovative slump."

Let's see:

iPod: 2001
iPhone: 2007
iPad: 2010

Apple is due for...

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - 15:59

The interesting take on this on Tech Tuesday on NPR was that Microsoft has given up and adopted the Apple model of tightly integrated hardware/software and is relinquishing the "hardware partners...

Friday, August 30, 2013 - 07:25

"If you take a look at the malware threat pie chart included in the government issued bulletin, you'll start to wonder why Windows Phone is not even listed, while Android commands almost 80%."...

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - 14:03

You're mostly right, with a couple of caveats. The change into mobile computing has been -obvious- for quite some time, and Ballmer really never got it. His famous mockery of the iPhone let his...

Friday, August 23, 2013 - 15:30

"His insistance on calling everything Windows is hurting "Windows" Phone and "Windows 8" - both of those products have no resemblance to Windows at all."

Oh, how true that is! Time for a...

Friday, August 23, 2013 - 08:27

"We have delivered more profit and cash return to shareholders than virtually any other company in history"

As Steve Jobs said, "the sales guy". Microsoft makes insane amounts of money, so...

Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 13:18

That's what I get the biggest laugh from! They tell us all to turn off devices, while the airlines are replacing the flight manuals in the cockpit with iPads. And the planes aren't crashing....

Monday, August 19, 2013 - 16:32

Hmmm. I'd probably use a Macbook Air or an Ultrabook in preference to any of these devices....

Monday, August 19, 2013 - 15:51

I disagree with much that Paul writes about google (and apple), but it is time and past time to worry about the tendrils google is putting into everyone.

It's worse than Microsoft ever was...

Sunday, October 24, 2010 - 07:47
So, if you make a new account "Not David Pogue", the name that shows up is what the registration form shows as the "Display name", NOT the last name entered on the form.
Sunday, October 24, 2010 - 07:44
Just a test to see what name shows up.
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