Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Rain ...

Today we got some much needed rain in my area … I found this 'rain quote' …

Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast At Tiffany's
"There is more to sex appeal than just measurements. I don't need a bedroom to prove my womanliness. I can convey just as much sex appeal, picking apples off a tree or standing in the rain." 

~ Audrey Hepburn 

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Crapola Is The Reason The Competition Doesn't Stand A Chance

What you are looking at is two pictures of the "Smartphone" Motorola Atrix laptop docking station. Actually, let me correct that … what you are looking at is a plastic model with NO ACTUAL parts from the "thing" you are going to get to dock your Motorola "smartphone" running Android.

Apple stores have the iPad 2 on display where you can touch actual product. Most stores, even Walmart, have iPads and iPod Touches behind glass, but they are still actual products ... not some dummy model.

Why would somebody buy this thing? Wait … no one did! It was a huge flop and a huge waste of floor space for Radio Shack and Verizon stores. So much so … I found this "thing" (made out of colored lexan plastic with a laminated paper keyboard and screen simulation) … in the trash behind Radio Shack (along with a huge display).

Sometimes I think to myself … Apple is doing so well, in a lot of cases, because the competition is doing so poorly.

Friday, September 09, 2011

If it makes a dollar, it's successful

Carol Bartz, just ousted Yahoo CEO, a Year Ago, on Apple’s iAd:

‘That’s Going to Fall Apart for Them’

Industry chatter from the likes of John Gruber,
"… it doesn’t seem like iAd is doing great — but as of today iAd is still here and Bartz is out."
I see a lot of people saying iAd is unsuccessful or not doing great. I have a feeling it is revenue positive. I don't know by how much, but even if it's a dollar, and even if that dollar is 1/billionth of their average profit, it's still a dollar.