Daily Archives: June 8, 2011

WWDC 1997 Video: Steve Jobs Handles A Public Insult

This is from a video that has been making the rounds this week.

It’s a one hour and fifteen minute video of Steve Jobs taking questions at the Apple WWDC in 1997.

In it you can see how he already knew what he wanted to do with Apple, the idea behind iCloud, and more.

But what I want to focus on is Jobs handling an insult during the session.

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Video: Kobo eReader Touch Edition Unboxed

Thanks to Commenter Eric who alerted me to the YouTube posting!

There is no audio, as you’ll see.

Sorry to be skeptical, but look closely and you’ll see cuts in the video that seem to mask UI reaction delays. That is not good.

Pretty blue back, though.

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Rooted Nook Touch Mention

Still no videos, posts, or photos that I’ve found.

Previously here:

Let The Nook Touch Rooting Begin!
First Video Of Nook Touch Hidden Web Browser
Nook Touch Has Hidden But Functional Web Browser
First Photo: Website On Nook Touch Hidden Browser

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The Road To 2015

Forget About 99 Cents, What If You Could Rent Mobile Games for 25 Cents?

In this post, iWork In 2011 Is Just So 2007 To Me, I wrote about what we’ll see in 2015:

Every digital good — software, video, audio, books — is cheap. Everyone can make a living doing digital goods because they are cheap and people will buy them just to try them out. A purchase is no longer a decision. All purchases are impulsive. All sales depend on attracting attention.

I didn’t figure rentals into it, but rentals are a step down that road.

And who’s to say that rental price won’t eventually be the full retail price?

Think of the numbers right now, just for iOS: Over 200 million devices.

Tech produces monstrous, unprecedented numbers like that — and they will continue to inflate.

Attract the attention of a million people worldwide in a week — which has already happened even in these early days — and even at twenty-five cents a pop, that’s a living right there.

All devices will have frictionless purchasing. Everything will just work and seem like magic.

And the money will flow daily.

eBooks today are priced like cars were before Henry Ford introduced the Model T. That will change.

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Let The Nook Touch Rooting Begin!

Nook Devs: NookTouch Rooting

If you’re going to try that, I really suggest printing out the instructions. Your computer will otherwise be busy during the rooting procedure.

Just two days ago we were shown the first rooted Nook Touch, running Angry Birds.

Now those willing to bet their $139 Nook Touch can do it.

If you do it, send me some pictures or post a YouTube video!

– via The Digital Reader

Previously here:

First Video Of Nook Touch Hidden Web Browser
Nook Touch Has Hidden But Functional Web Browser
First Photo: Website On Nook Touch Hidden Browser

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Zong Qinghou

China’s billionaires: Zong Qinghou, boss of Wahaha

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First Video Of Nook Touch Hidden Web Browser

Update Jun 8, 2011: Now you can root too! Let The Nook Touch Rooting Begin!

Now that word has started to filter out from that original Commenter at MobileRead, people are investigating the hidden web browser in the new Nook Touch.

The eBook Reader site did a video demonstrating it:

– via MobileRead

Previously here:

Nook Touch Has Hidden But Functional Web Browser
First Photo: Website On Nook Touch Hidden Browser

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