Posted May 3rd, 2013 @ 07:21pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Posted May 2nd, 2013 @ 07:19pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Posted May 1st, 2013 @ 07:00pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Money keeps getting uglier, doesn't it? I like Canada's money. Maybe I'll move there.
Posted April 30th, 2013 @ 06:47pm by Erik J. Barzeski
The fact that the 2014 Beetle is going to be one of the first cars to do much with our iPhones is simply appalling.
Cars are owned for four, six, eight, ten years. So when they're already two, four, or six years behind adopting current technologies, they start to feel really outdated really quickly.
It's pathetic how poorly the auto industry integrates with our smart phones. There's money to be made here - design a generic "interface" (a small computer) that powers many of the car's functions, and make a part of it "swappable" to future-proof it against future technology changes (no 30-pin dock connectors if you know what I mean). Then sell upgrades to people when they change phones and/or technology advances sufficiently.
I'd be happy to have my entire touch-screen, GPS, stereo, etc. powered by my iPhone with integrated calling, Siri, etc.
Posted April 29th, 2013 @ 06:34pm by Erik J. Barzeski
The Company sold 37.4 million iPhones in the quarter, compared to 35.1 million in the year-ago quarter. Apple also sold 19.5 million iPads during the quarter, compared to 11.8 million in the year-ago quarter. The Company sold just under 4 million Macs, compared to 4 million in the year-ago quarter.
Posted April 28th, 2013 @ 06:29pm by Erik J. Barzeski
The owner of this apartment, Mrs. De Florian left Paris just before the rumblings of World War II broke out in Europe. She closed up her shutters and left for the South of France, never to return to the city again. Seven decades later she passed away at the age of 91. It was only when her heirs enlisted professionals to make an inventory of the Parisian apartment she left behind, that this time capsule was finally unlocked.
Well worth a few minutes of your time.
Posted April 27th, 2013 @ 06:22pm by Erik J. Barzeski
MAY BE a hoax?
Regardless, the idea is somewhat brilliant. Too bad it's soiled now. I think it would have been a great way for someone to get a jump start on life.
Posted April 26th, 2013 @ 06:15pm by Erik J. Barzeski
I have one. It's black.
I expect that I'll have another in a month (or longer, more likely).
All serious offers will be entertained.
Posted April 25th, 2013 @ 06:05pm by Erik J. Barzeski
BTW, why do so many teams have so many jerseys these days? What's wrong with having a single "home" and "away" jersey?
Less sales revenue, that's why!
Posted April 24th, 2013 @ 06:01pm by Erik J. Barzeski
That's the question being asked of this Rob Enderle article: The impossible task of fixing Apple.
I'm voting for a combination of both: idiot savant troll.
You simply can't be that stupid that often.
Posted April 23rd, 2013 @ 05:53pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Posted April 22nd, 2013 @ 05:46pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Taking Apple private: Makes sense but nobody has the money. Also worth reading: Braeburn Capital.
I don't know about the legal or business reasons for or against a company buying itself back from publicly traded stock, but if Apple was able to do so, I think it would be a benefit to the company. But what I know about the stock market and business could probably fill a thimble and not much more, so…
Posted April 21st, 2013 @ 04:45pm by Erik J. Barzeski
This applies to more than the creative career, though as Ze points out, it probably doesn't apply to being a surgeon. A golf instructor, though, would qualify.
As Nike used to say: just do it.
Posted April 20th, 2013 @ 04:42pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Bet you didn't know that. Lex Friedman tells us how: Ain't No Thing: The Grammar of African American Vernacular English.
Posted April 19th, 2013 @ 08:12pm by Erik J. Barzeski
If you ask me, he never really got a fair shake. He's out.