4.1 stars

feb 8 - good stackoverflow podcast, lots on apple, generally positive toward the ipad

  • "the first couple months of parenting is like hazing, they'll do everything they can to make you quit" (atwood)
  • "it's not a strength of apple to support developers"
  • "apple: putting a friendly face on unix"
  • "why didn't apple to go amazon and say: you do the bookstore"
  • "ipad: a kindle that's fast and has a better screen"
  • "if I love the iphone, why wouldn't I love a bigger version of it?"
  • "touchscreen doesn't scale, I don't know anyone who is going to iwork that way"
  • "ipad, because you're not going to hold a laptop over your head in bed"
  • "steve jobs never liked general purpose computers that can crash"
  • "the new world apps will be very sandboxed, you can't change anything, but you can't crash anything"
  • "upgrading with apple is a strategic game"
  • "apple needs to get its price structure under control, the difference between 299 and 999 matters to most people"
  • "flash is ipad's floppy"
  • "the loss of flash on a mobile device is acceptable, it's collateral damage" (atwood)
  • "I'm insanely unconcerned about the loss of flash on the ipad" (daniel jalkut)

Notes on other podcasts:

Most of what I currently listen to is .NET related and quite a bit on technology in general and how it is impacting society. I listen to an occasional historical or philosophical podcast.

I record these notes as a way of extracting the gems and remember facts from these podcasts: phrases that ring true or new terms that I look up later. If you see someone walking around Berlin speaking short phrases into his cell phone every couple minutes, that's me.

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