Browsing All posts tagged under »Apple«

Apple 13 Inch Retina Laptop: A Review (Contains References to Fire, Alcohol and Bananas)

November 16, 2012 by

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Yesterday my new pony (er, laptop) arrived. And because it is so shiny (wonderful, brilliant, distracting) I did not write anything (brilliant, scintillating, or lunatic) to share with you this morning. Claire: Does the baby have a name yet? Me: I think I’m going to go with Rick’s idea and call him Bar Drake. Claire: […]

Help Me Save the Infant Laptop

November 5, 2012 by

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This morning I was going to write something clever, or maybe even funny, or at the very least less incoherent and probably less about ducks. I was going to raise the bar. As the bar is on the floor after the last couple of weeks of fever posts I thought this would not be hard. […]

Apple Nerds Rejoice for Waldo Has Been Found and the Deep Fried Mars Bar is No More

May 16, 2012 by

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I spent yesterday flummoxing Apple geeks*. Which is a bit of fun. I recommend it if you’ve got an afternoon free and a way for taking your computers off the deep end. I told them what was going on and they were following along right up until I said, And then it said the hard […]

Fantastic e-Notions

April 18, 2012 by

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A small post on reactions to the DOJ lawsuit, summated by CBS “Ironically, consumers are likely to win no matter what happens with the case because the self-publishing gate is open and the horses are out of the barn.” … really? “consumers will win”? To that, I respond: I can quite reliably say that publishers will […]

Iffy Business

April 15, 2012 by

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The US Department of Justice acting against publishers and Apple working under an Agency model seems iffy. Can you count something as price-fixing, if that <em>is</em> the industry standard costing (though not yet discussing publisher inefficiencies in acting in the digital environment), and this, versus an otherwise predatory pricing scheme? The joke of this legal […]

The Death and Rebirth of my Life/Work/Writing/Soul/Addiction

March 20, 2012 by

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Okay, today, today I love Apple. I think they are brilliant and wondrous and shiny. Which is a big step up from yesterday where I wanted to hit them with something heavy. There’s a lesson here — the highs are never quite as atmospheric until you’ve crawled through the gutter. Or something. Cause see yesterday, […]