Considering that I don't buy game systems until they've been on the market for at least a year, it's hard for me to get all that excited about these new consoles. Let's see what they do for games after a year and then we'll talk.
At least I recognize my biases. Thinking that ads are a horrible way to make money because they very rarely, if ever, work on me? Bias. Which of course leads to whether Flickr's new biz model will work or not. If they can make the ad based model work, the new free perks are genius.
How to make more money. Label your product "For Migraines". Excedrin charges $2 more per bottle of their Migraine pain relief pills vs their "Extra Strength" pills even though they are the EXACT SAME active ingredients and strength.
One other thing I learned about git this week: If you are doing development for Linux, don't bother using a Windows git GUI. They will totally mess you up. Just do whatever you have to do using either a Linux workstation or an SSH session. And I say this after trying just about every available Windows GUI for git.
Just watched Dredd. I think it does a better job than the Stallone version in capturing the feel of the comic books although they still didn't get the bikes right. Shouldn't be that hard since the design is right there in the comic strips and super iconic. They probably figured it was too expensive to do a custom bike for 5 minutes of screen time.
What exactly am I arguing today? That a type of technology might leave people who don't get the benefits of it behind? Ooh, yeah, so hard to argue that hey wait, maybe the people who don't use the technology will have better lives, you know, because I didn't frame the conversation as an absolute, on or off kind of thing in the first place.
As we approach the notion of an always connected life, the likely benefits are increased earnings, better health outcomes and higher productivity. You'll notice that increased happiness is not a likely benefit, at least not in my opinion. When I talked about getting "left behind", it needs to be understood in this context.