A crummy lazy Sunday, in which I accomplished less than I wished. Blech. And had far less fun than I could have, in trying. Double blech.
A fascinating analysis by Gerry Purdy of Frost & Sullivan: Why Android is Getting so Much Traction: Less Than Free. Microsoft charges a handset makers a license fee to use Windows Mobile. Google charges them nothing, and gives them a cut of the ad revenue. "As you can clearly see, the OS software license fees just went from fee-based (Microsoft) to free (Apple) to less than free (Android) in less than two years."
So I'm in a restaurant, and I'm reading a menu, and it says "Almond Tuile". Tuile? And I am so used to reading on my Kindle, that I instinctively make a move to scroll to the word so I can look it up in the dictionary! Um, that doesn't work with a paper menu... Yet! (Although I did whip out my Pre and ask Mr. Google :)
Well this is great news: Proposed NASA Mission Would Sail the Seas of Titan. Perhaps my skills as a sailor would help overcome my lack of any other qualifications for this mission?
Q: is a sea on Titan, a "Titanic Sea"? And would such a mission be called the Titanic? Are there icebergs on Titan? Questions abound...
An interesting design for a cellphone: The Dial. ("Um, your wrist is ringing...") Of course the lack of keyboard would make this a non-starter for me... but it looks cool.
Huh, I'll have to check this out: Palm launches new Web-based mobile development tool. It begs the question, if I could have any App at all on my Pre, what would it be? I have a hard time thinking of anything I need on it. Maybe a really fast digital slide viewer?
Avatar: the blue people rule. I am going tomorrow, and I am happy about it. Stay tuned!
RSS Reader Market in Disarray, Continues to Decline. I have always been puzzled why RSS hasn't become more widely used. I guess the activation energy is just slightly too high. It doesn't surprise me that browser-based readers like Google have won out, they have in email too. (Browser-based anything seems to win, just because it is easier...) But it does surprise me that given there are good free browser-based readers, more people don't use them...
ZooBorns of the weekend: baby porcupine twins.
So that's it then, onward into the week before Christmas! I have much to do, and much fun to have; should be great... I hope it is all great for you too!