CAPS LIKE WHOA (jc) wrote,

Random news commentary

Why am I not in the least bit surprised that the unspeakable cretin took the easy way out? If there really is a Hell, I hope it makes him pay more than anyone.

With that out of the way, I've heard a lot of commentary regarding Apple's licensing of the iPod to HP. Via the excellent daringfireball, I present to you the most coherent and thorough interpretation of this deal, and what it means to the major industry players.

Somebody in lj_biz linked to an MSNBC article containing an excerpt of a New York Times article about blogging in general. The article mentions LiveJournal a few times before the reporter interviews a 15-year old Blurty user. The first thing that came to mind was what a beautiful way this was of publicising a blatant violation of Blurty's Terms of Service. (Blurty routinely suspends users under 18 years of age.) All in all, highly amusing.

I was intrigued to read an article on ars_technica regarding Sony's future plans for the MiniDisc. When NetMD players first came out I was all set to replace my MZ-R55 with one of those, until I found out they were crippled by the lack of decent Mac compatibility and, more importantly, the utter lack of ability to transfer audio from MiniDisc to PC, at the speeds enjoyed by transfers going the other way. Hi-MD should remove the latter restriction, and (hope springs eternal) support the Macintosh; it might be too late for me, though, as I'd already prefer Griffin's iTalk now I have my iPod.

It's not technically news, but while I love my Mac and I love being a Mac user, no degree of love would tempt me to get a tattoo. (One or two images not safe for work.)

I ask you, who needs an external news aggregator when you have LiveJournal?
Tags: apple, current affairs, ipod

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