Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The G1 Phone

T-Mobile announced the G1 yesterday.

I've linked to lots of comments in my More Shared Reader (which always appears in the links to the right here).

I like having a QWERTY keyboard.  That's the main reason I have a Blackberry now instead of an iPhone (since I had the choice).

The openness of Android is an important key.  The expectation is that lots of amazing software will be written by people all over, applications and extentions to the OS itself.

However, it did have the feel of an iPhone want-to-be sort of like Windows was like a Mac-OS want-to-be in years gone by.  What's missing is something that shows how the G1 exceeds the capabilities of the iPhone.

Of course there's room in the world for more than one kind of hand-held device, and having at least two big ones is a good thing.

Photo from Endgadget.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008


Brad told me about Spore. Wow!

Friday, September 05, 2008

Quote of the day

Pressing On. Press “On” Twice = “Off”

—Ron Jeffries from

Wednesday, September 03, 2008


Well, the Chrome browser is finally here. I haven't been able to use it at work since I don't have a Windows machine there, so I'm finally trying it out at home. So far, it's okay.

My favorite feature is the use of separate processes for tabs. No more seemingly eternal pauses, with my browser completely frozen!, while Adobe Acrobat loads because I accidentally clicked a link to a PDF file! One tab might lock up but the others will hum along nicely.

Here's an interesting post regarding the relationship of Chrome to Google and how it does and doesn't “phones home.”

Am I a convert? It's hard to say. I really like Firefox 3! Especially on the Mac. There's definitely a long pause after clicking on Firefox 3 when it starts up, and Chrome doesn't have that. It seems faster during normal use, but I haven't checked that objectively.

Cnet has checked the speed, at least of the V8 Javascript engine.

The Wired article.

The neat comic book. It's not a fast read but the presentation is nice and clever and the techical content is quite good. This is part of the announcement.