Seems like an expensive place to live, for what you get:
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One supposes the great Apple Costco Spat of Aught-Ten is over, seeing as you can walk right in to Costco #144 and score an iPod Touch or Nano or, soon enough, an iPad Air or Mini or whatnot.
Apparently Canadian Costcos are getting iPhones now but supplies will be spotty in the U.S. depending on region and carrier.
(The last time I bought an iPod at a Costco it was co-branded with HP, believe it or not.)
Or if you really want to save money, there’s always the Apple Refurbished Store.
Teachable Moments for San Francisco Chronicle Writer CW Nevius: A Lesson in Journalism from Matt SmithTuesday, July 3rd, 2012
You see, Nevius? Here’s the deal. You wrote this:
But you should have written this:
Do you see the difference, Chuck?
It’s the difference between being just another City Hall Megaphone and being, you know, an actual journalist.
Chuck on a good hair day:
Let’s check in with HP and see what they have to say these days considering all the criticism they’ve gotten lately.
Wow, what a turkey:
(But keep your fingers crossed – you still might be able to find one of these for $99, which is kind of a bargain…)
“Hewlett-Packard Chairman Ray Lane Defends Strategy Shift at the 2011 InformationWeek 500 Conference
Lane acknowledges confusion in market following its announcement to consider spinning off PC business and spotlights HP’s focus on enterprise information technology
DANA POINT, Calif., Sept. 12, 2011 — Speaking at this year’s InformationWeek 500 Conference, Hewlett-Packard Chairman Ray Lane and Chief Technology Strategy Officer Shane Robison discussed HP’s change in strategy and the confusion that followed in the market. HP announced in August that it would buy the software company Autonomy, end production of the TouchPad tablet computer, and explore spinning off its PC business. The executives acknowledged the company didn’t communicate the changes well, and they explained how HP will become a strictly enterprise-focused IT vendor with particular depth in managing unstructured data–the 85% of information that isn’t managed within the columns and rows of conventional databases.
“Predictability is important, but technology companies that just keep doing what they are doing, die,” Lane said. “You have to keep changing, and that’s uniquely important in the technology business.”
In a candid conversation with InformationWeek SVP and Editorial Director Fritz Nelson, Lane said HP was not a leader in consumer devices, describing HP’s TouchPad tablet as “a generation behind” the iPad. HP will continue to support its webOS mobile operating system. By separating webOS from the hardware business, Lane said HP will be able to take advantage of what he described as “the best platform in the world” for commercial application development. “You cannot develop serious, portable applications on Android,” Lane said, noting that the Web app development platform behind webOS can port applications to Android, Apple iOS, and Windows, as well as webOS.
For complete coverage of the discussion with Lane and Robison at the InformationWeek 500 Conference, please visit http://www.informationweek.com/news/software/enterprise_apps/231601245.
The 2011 InformationWeek 500 Conference takes place at the St. Regis Monarch Beach in Southern California from September 11 – 13. Attending are more than 325 influential CIOs and IT executives representing companies such as FedEx, JetBlue Airways, San Francisco Giants, Vail Resorts and Prudential Financial. The conference is sponsored by: Cognizant, Dell and Intel, HCL Technologies Infrastructure Services Division, IBM, Information Builders, Microsoft, MphasiS (an HP company), Rimini Street, Inc., Riverbed, SuccessFactors, Syniverse, VMware, Vidyo, Inc., and Workday.”
Well, he and his Plastiki crew finally made it, all the way from Sausalito, California to Cindy, Australia. Let’s hear it for “heteronormative postmodern causeo-European hubris,” or something like that.
With some major repairs along the way and a friendly tow down the east coast of Oz, he eventually got the job done so you got to hand it to him.
As seen yesterday down under, in a darling little harbour:
Je vous lève le chapeau, Mr. de Rothschild.
Here’s the update: Plastiki voyage leader David de Rothschild and crew are heading straight towards the northern Line Islands at a pace slower than walking.
Appears as if they’re slowly making a bee-line to tiny Teraina, Kiribati (aka Washington Island). Or Tabuaeran (Fanning Island) – that’s in the area as well. big old (bigger than San Francisco anyway) Kiritimati (aka Christmas Island).
Be sure to check out the action at Oprah.com.
DdR at the CAS last year:
Anyway, they said they would try for the Lines, and it looks like they’ll make it.
I don’t know, if Plastiki voyage leader David de Rothschild really were such a self-centered “douchebag” “media hound,“ wouldn’t he be heading towards one of the Hawaiian islands, like Oahu or the Big One? (Numerous reports have stated that Hawaii is on the itinerary.) You know, there’d be a huge reception for him and his crew in ‘Lulu, with a concomitant media circus ‘n stuff.
But it appears as if the Plastiki is heading towards the nearby, not-all-that-populated Line Islands. So credit David for that, anyway.
See? San Francisco is off the map way up near the top right corner of your PC screen and the Hawaiian island chain is in the upper left corner of the graphic:
And do I blame him for skirting around the North Pacific Garbage Patch? Not really, for three reasons.
1. All them exposed two-litre bottles in the Plastiki’s hull make it the slowest pig on the high seas. And depending on conditions, that place isn’t the easiest to navigate through, so lots of extra time would be needed.
2. Garbage patch trekking’s been done already, by similar voyages; and
3. You can’t actually see the Garbage Patch – it looks like any other part of the Pacific. So, unless you are equipped for studying it, the whole place is kind of banal.
Anywho, I’m curious to see where this venture ends up. I’m quite confident this Andersonian craft is seaworthy enough to make it all the way to Cindy, Australia, but how it gets there – that should be interesting.
The Plastiki plods along while the haters (“heteronormative postmodern causeo-European hubris”) hate. I’m thinking it’s still possible for David to beat the haters and win this one.
BIRTHPLACE OF SILICON VALLEY – This garage is the birthplace of the world’s first high-technology region, “Silicon Valley.” The idea for such a region originated with Dr. Frederick Terman, a Stanford University professor who encouraged his students to start up their own electronics companies in the area instead of joining established firms in the East. The first two students to follow his advice were William R. Hewlett and David Packard, who in 1938 began developing their first product, an audio oscillator, in this garage.
This is what things looked like in 2005. Click to expand:
Nice garage, HP!