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richg
    @rascouet I cancelled my adn renewal a couple of weeks back. Just opened Netbot now on iPad; my last check was 178 days ago. And my stream is almost entirely cross-posted Twitter content, with no @-replies.
    richg
      Hypothesis: there’s a strong correlation between the set of managers who believe open plan offices promote communication and the set of managers who have a private office with a door.
      richg
        “[G]aming feels like the nail-file… in iOS’s [Swiss army knife] — the sort of thing people use because hey, it’s there, and why not?” http://techland.time.com/2013/06/17/apple-needs-more-than-ios-7-game-controllers-to-win-gaming/
        richg
          @jamiesmyth @hcmarks Heh, very similar answers to xkcd’s “what if you pitched a baseball at 90% of the speed of light?” http://what-if.xkcd.com/1/
          richg
            @chartier Now there’s some fanboy thinking :)
            richg
              @chartier I agree with the hatred and the love. Except it gets less useful every time one of my friends leaves Apple for a different platform…
              richg
                @joec I actually kinda planned it that way :)
                richg
                  By me for @tuaw: I consider Apple’s recent innovation image problem, and ponder: what are Apple’s three greatest innovations? http://www.tuaw.com/2013/06/08/on-the-eve-of-wwdc-what-are-apples-three-greatest-innovations/
                  richg
                    @raging @tascar These are both excellent points, to be fair. But I do feel my stuff demonstrates there’s a market and an appetite for such content. (And my infrequent output is down to laziness and other hobbies, really.)
                    richg
                      @jbouie You’re basically describing what I strive to write.
                      richg
                        @tascar @jbouie It’s not. If anything, I spend more words bashing Apple than praising it in my posts for TUAW (http://m.tuaw.com/bloggers/richard-gaywood/), but they seem to be well-received.
                        richg
                          @craiggrannell @hcmarks Doesn’t Gruber himself slam reviewers for ‘grading on a curve’?
                          richg
                            @mangochutney @craiggrannell I agree wholeheartedly. Reasonable criticism of the app appears to have been attacked on the grounds of ‘how dare you have the temerity to question those guys.’ That was dispiriting, to say the least.
                            richg
                              I’d have no problem at all paying $5 for Vesper if it had the features I need (Dropbox syncing in an open format, an iPad version). Maybe that’ll come. In the meantime, I’m not butthurt it doesn’t do what I want. Not everything has to be built for me.
                              richg
                                @secretsquirrel I think I’d lump that in with “the device itself”, but I see what you mean.
                                richg
                                  I wonder what the reaction to Google Glass would have been if it had been released by Microsoft or Apple. Or: how much of the negativity is rooted in the device itself, how much is (valid?) worries about Google’s business model, and how much is mere FUD?
                                  richg
                                    @manton @lexfri The only mildly compelling reason I have to desire an upgrade of my 64 GB iPad 3 right now is an irritating scratch on its screen. Other than that, it’s comfortably good enough for everything I do with it.
                                    richg
                                      My iPhone got Google Now before my Android phone did. And the Android phone is new, too -- June 2012. Albeit it’s a low-end model (HTC Desire C). Go go fragmentation wonderpowers!
                                      richg
                                        @chartier Surely OS X’s method of allowing the user to choose a handler for http or mailto URL schemes is the model? And seems to work fine.