Will near field communication open a Pandora’s box?

Will near field communication open a Pandora’s box? || “iPhone Users Are About to Be Screwed Over” http://ow.ly/6unOu

If there is a senior statesman among technology writers in the PC era, John Dvorak is it.  He’s often been wrong in his predictions (“The Macintosh uses an experimental pointing device called a ‘mouse’. There is no evidence that people want to use these things.” San Francisco Chronicle, 1984) but he’s also been right on the money quite often. Continue reading

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R.I.P. WebOs and goodbye HP PCs

R.I.P. WebOs and goodbye HP PCs || “HP halts WebOS business, spins off PC unit” http://ow.ly/66T8k

I don’t want to say “I told you so” but over the past several weeks I’ve posted a few pieces (here, here, and here) about what a curious decision it was for HP to acquire Palm and their questionable WebOs.  In fact, I was downright flummoxed when HP confidently declared that they would be deploying 100 million new WebOS devices into the marketplace in 2012.  I don’t want to say “I told you so” but I told you so.  At least we got a good fan-made ad out of it (there’s another clever spoof about the demise of WebOS over on Gizmodo but given the offensive nature I won’t post it here).

IBM once made food slicers, my how far they’ve come

IBM Quadrant Mark

IBM Quadrant Mark

IBM once made food slicers, my how far they’ve come – “Happy 100th Birthday, IBM!” http://ow.ly/5jh1r

 

 

 

The End of Days are upon the PC world; I think not

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The End of Days are upon the PC world; I think not – “Welcome to the Beginning of the End of the PC Era” http://ow.ly/5e3tW

HP looks to deploy WebOS on 100MM devices in 2012

Palm's webOS logo.

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#HP looks to deploy #WebOS on 100MM devices in 2012 – “HP’s big plans for a WebOS world” http://ow.ly/4fPsF