Got an illustration that inspired me to record today! #garagerock coming soon…
NOT SOON ENOUGH!!! :D
Think it’s my second fave after the White Album…
I’m and Abby road guy myself…. Side 2 just does it for me!
Where the eff is this?!?!
Salaryman: The Reckoning. Note: heisted the forknife (fife?) from a friends dad’s 60th bday party.
I woulda heisted like 10 of em.
@kennyjakobsson @prplrn #zoneplex warrior monks! #bggcon
ZONEPLEX WARRIOR MONKS!!!!!!!
My toolbox is a gutted Geiger counter.
so in about 26 hrs, Microsoft will unleash their newest iteration of OS on the world, Windows 8… and it looks pretty solid. it is a far departure from their previous efforts, which has the old customers screaming foul, but the new generation won’t even notice. I WAS THERE when the start button was invented (the first family computer was with the brand new Windows ‘95), and i’m still here when it has been officially done away with. not much has changed. we hit the power button, sit down, click on icons, and do things that need to be done, whether work, play, or education, we click the pictures and engage. Windows 8 still does that, just as windows 3.0 did. in ‘93. Nothing is new under the sun.
so what does this mean for apple? lets look at what apple has been up to in the past 10 years, shall we?with computers, not much. they mostly played catch up with microsoft and are finally competitive, specs wise, but apple went a different avenue. in 2001 they brought us the iPod. 1000 songs in your pocket. that was something that no one else had managed to pull off. to use an iPod, it required iTunes and a mac. you could not use it on windows. in 2003 they started selling songs on iTunes, but those songs would only play on iPod due to DRM. in 2007 they unleashed probably the single greatest tech piece of this generation, the iPhone. with the iPhone i can sync my materials and go from the desktop, to the phone. in 2007 they also introduced Apple TV, which now allows me to watch the content i bought on iTunes, on my tv. i buy it, and its there. in 2010 they introduced the iPad, a way to read your books, watch your movies, read magazines/newsprint in a beautiful 10 inch format, and in 2011 they finally introduced iCloud, to sure it all up. Finally the last piece of the puzzle was in place. i can watch a movie on my iPad, continue it on my HDTV with Apple TV, and finish it on my iPhone. i can read a book on my iPad, close it, go to the office and continue it on my Macbook Air. I can start a game of Real Racing on my Macbook air, continue it on my iPhone on the subway ride home, and finsih it on my iPad sitting on the couch, using Airplay Mirroring with my Apple TV on that HDTV. And not to mention making updates to an important spreadsheet in Numbers all day long on 4 different devices that all carry the changes over effortlessly. ad to that, my entire 300gb music library is with me at all times with iCloud iTunes Match. as long as i have any iOS device with me. all sounds exciting, but too little, too late.
Apple affords all these advantages to you, as long as your entire gizmo outfit is all Apple. if i have a windows PC though, i miss a HUGE piece of that pie. this is where Microsoft has come in and taken advantage of the situation. With Windows 8, it now seamlessly works accross all platforms as well. with movies, apps, music, photos, etc. majority of people have a windows PC, and majority of households have an Xbox 360. so there’s 2 items that work BEAUTIFULLY together. and i can sit on the couch and play REAL games on my tv. not mobile “time wasters,” and while playing xbox, i can bring up my Windows Media Center and play my music library from my pc. streamed accross the home network in the background of my games. i can still hear the dialogue, and effects. it just replaces teh game music. i’m watching a movie on xbox from the zune marketplace, i can continue it on my Windows Phone 8 phone, in the car, and continue it in the office on my Surface Tablet, or windows Laptop. i can listen to my music on my phone, streaming my media center library, and carry it over to my tablet or my tv with the xbox as well…. its just like the apple scenario…. but less of the wall gardened that is Apple.
this is exciting for consumers. we now have more options. do i buy everything apple, or just add a windows tablet to the mix to get all these same “cloud” benefits. which brings me to something else. Windows Hybrid Tablets. these are 10” (heck, i saw one at 21” actually!) tablets, no mouse, no keyboards, just touch screen tablets, with an Intel chip running the full desktop version of Windows 8. the laptop is now obsolete. that means i can use Photoshop CS6 or Microsoft Expression Web 4.0 or iTunes 11 itself or heck, even uTorrent. ALL on my tablet. who the heck would buy a neutered android/apple tablet when you can have a tablet that is a FULL FLEDGED FULL BLOWN computer, running all the Win8 compatible applications. this just blows my mind. Apple introduced us to tablets, but windows too the idea and just ran with it. and i can’t see how this won’t be a winner (i wish the Surface was running Win8 Intel, instead of Win8 Arm, but maybe Surface 2.0 will have a Surface Pro…)
so to sum this up, Windows 8 seems poised to carry Microsoft into the lead position of the new Cloud infrastructure age and offer maybe even a better connected home experience than apple can. the future is bright on this one…
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