“The new Magic Trackpad is the first Multi-Touch trackpad designed to work with your Mac desktop computer. It uses the same Multi-Touch technology you love on the MacBook Pro. And it supports a full set of gestures, giving you a whole new way to control and interact with what’s on your screen. Swiping through pages online feels just like flipping through pages in a book or magazine. And inertial scrolling makes moving up and down a page more natural than ever. Magic Trackpad connects to your Mac via Bluetooth wireless technology. Use it in place of a mouse or in conjunction with one.”—I ordered 3!
“Because let’s face it – the only time we up here in Alaska were more surprised than when she accepted the nomination for VP, was when she quit. So we were curious. And then she declared that she was going “to chart a new course to advance the state.”
What would she do, we wondered? Would she become a lobbyist for gasline issues? Would she become a spokesmodel for Princess Cruises? Would she use her celebrity to promote wild salmon or Alaska crab? Would she continue to fight for the oil tax system she put in place so the other Republicans in the legislature wouldn’t hack it off at the knees? Would she try to get us a major league sports team? Would she take on issues of poverty in rural areas? Domestic violence? Sexual assault? Teen pregnancy? Education? WHAT?”—The Mudflats | Palin’s Promise to Alaska Falls Flat. Happy Anniversary.
“Is capitulation fun? Is that why you buy things? To be less than completely satisfied? If you are completely satisfied, is it beyond your ability to comprehend that maybe others are not? And what is it about paying money for something that makes so many of you unflinchingly willing to defend a corporation that treats its customers with open disdain?”—You Are Not Your Phone - Joel Johnson
“But McCain looks to me these days like someone who bears an unacknowledged weight. If I had to guess, I’d say that weight is his shame over a barely competent presidential campaign and his awful choice of Sarah Palin as his running mate.”—Considering he basically enabled the Tea Party movement, that’s a lot of weight.
The original iPhone was great on day one. It couldn’t do as much as today’s iPhone, but it performed its feature-set extremely well. There were almost no rough edges or unpolished areas in its hardware or software, and nearly everything seemed justifiable, well conceived, and well executed.