Here's a much better take on my G+ post from last week re: people complaining about Apple. +Harry McCracken says it better than I did:
"If you think people who use Apple products are prisoners, you’re essentially accusing them of being too stupid to make their own decisions. At least Stallman explicitly calls them fools! Raymond, with his pretty-window-treatment metaphor, apparently thinks Apple users are style-obsessed fetishists, too dim to make the right purchasing decisions. "
I swear I will scream if I have to read one more comment that mentioned how Amazon's Kindle Fire is "just as locked down" as the iPad, like that's a bad thing. Seriously, people…do you complain that your Microwave uses proprietary parts? That you can't run arbitrary programs on your toaster? Seriously?
ass=”proflinkPrefix”>+Kevin Kelly, riffing off of Arthur C. Clarke: "This is the futurist's dilemma: Any believable prediction will be wrong. Any correct prediction will be unbelievable. Either way, a futurist can't win. He is either dismissed or wrong."
The Technium: The Futurist's Dilemma
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My post summarizing yesterday's Amazon Kindle announcements, with some thoughts on how it effects libraries.
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Submitted by Jason Griffey on September 28, 2011 – 10:36pm. That explosion you heard today? That was the sound of a thousand heads hitting a thousand desks over at Barnes & Noble HQ today as Amazo…
Library-types: What are your special collections/archives using for digital asset management? I'm looking for suggestions, mainly to be used for for internal findability, not external display. Thoughts?
Why is Netflix splitting its world based on business models rather than users' mental models? They're being foolish. Where are movie ratings going to go? To the Qwikster website? Will it or won't it affect the streaming recommendations? ::faceplant:: And why the hell change the brand for the DVD delivery when DVD-only users are the least likely to understand what the changes mean? Wow for brand cluelessness. And OMG did the CEO's "apology" make him look even more out of touch: