It seems that you've been living two lives, Mr. Eichhorn. In one life, you're a program writer for a respectable software company. You have a social security number, you pay your taxes, and you... live a normal life. The other life is lived in another world, where you go by the alias "Ole" and are guilty of virtually every crime we have a law for. One of these lives has a future, and one of them does not.
I have a friend who excitedly joined Quora. I emailed "what do you think of Quora? To me it is like Twitter, everyone is talking about it but I don’t get it." He emailed back: "Yes, I agree - still trying to figure it out. Poor signal to noise seems to be the problem lately as the wave of new users have arrived..." I don't get it.
Harry McCracken: The End of the Zero Sum Game. A good discussion of why iOS vs. Android doesn't tell the whole story. Of course, Windows vs. Macintosh didn't tell it either, it never was a zero sum game.
Slate's wine critic Mike Steinberger tries a '47 Petrus - and lives to tell the tale. Wow, maybe I should become a wine critic. I mean, like, a real one :)
Tyler Cowen: The Inequality that Matters. An interesting perspective on the gap between rich and poor. Like, those who drink '47 Petrus, and those who don't :)
So ... 1M AppleTVs serve more Netflix content than 15M iPads. This does not surprise me.
Eric Raymond continues his series on the smartphone wars. In which he suggests that AT&T did not profit from the iPhone, and Verizon is not going to profit from having it either. What?
Grand Piano appears on a sandbar in Biscayne Bay. "Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesman Jorge Pino says the agency is not responsible for moving such items. And, he adds, unless it becomes a navigational hazard, the U.S. Coast Guard won't get involved." How cool is that?
Cult of Mac wonders: did Steve Jobs test the iPad in 'The Incredibles'? Seems completely farfetched to me, but I'm linking just because The Incredibles was so incredible.
Good to know: Himalayan glaciers are actually advancing rather than retreating. Turns out debris on the surface is more important than "global warming". Huh, why am I not surprised?
ZooBorns of the week: Cheetah cubs!