“Really that’s water polo? Where are the horses?”
That’s it; I’m famous (for less than 15 mins).
I’m on YouTube…
Dave Winer is taking on Apple’s hard disk policy. The fact that they keep the hard drives is upsetting him.
“It’s amazing to me that the tech blogosphere doesn’t treat Apple’s policy re broken hard disks as the huge gaping security hole that it is.” from It’s a security issue, folks (Scripting News)
I’d not thought about it before but this is industry standard practice. Most hardware manufacturers exchange hard drives for corporate clients every day. There is Peta-bytes of data walking out of offices around the world every day.
I sat and watched Dave Winer tale this photo this morning.
What was great to see was how easy it was; and how natural.
It reminds me of the quote that any sufficiently good technology is indistinguishable from magic. Watching Dave this morning was like watching Merlin.
I however will be posting photos a lot more slowly simply because the Wi-Fi sucks and I need to sync the camera with the PC etc.
Every six months or so Dave Winer tells us that the iPod isn’t a good podcast player and that we need to build a new one. The wish-list is always roughly the same and it’s always Open Source.
An Open Source podcast player; the ideal toy for developers, a mobile developer platform.
First, I’ve nothing against the idea, in fact, I think that it would be great.
However, it wouldn’t promote the development of podcasting. The issue with podcasting is finding things that are worth listening to. I don’t have trouble teaching my mother to use an iPod but getting her to subscribe to a feed is impossible.
The solution to the podcasting isn’t the device, it’s the guide.
PS – Dave, if you want to scream at me, see you next Tuesday at LeWeb3!
PPS – While I’m on the subject, why is the iTunes store so difficult to use? It’s impossible to browse for music. It’s fantastic once you know what you’re looking for but I don’t know what I’m looking for!!!