The Real Secret Of Kindle’s Success
Jeff Bezos first saw the Librie being demonstrated by E Ink at a conference in 2004. “Uh-oh,” he said, “This is a machine that could destroy my business.” He ordered 30 Libries for his staffers to play with. Soon he was talking to E Ink about building his own e-reader, a bizarre hardware project for an online bookseller to tackle. Bezos assigned his right-hand man, Steve Kessel, to set up Lab 126 in Silicon Valley, far from Amazon’s Seattle headquarters, to make it real.
So that’s why the Kindle is so much like Sony’s Librie!
Rumor: Apple reduces iPad 2 orders by 25%, could drop price
In a report issues to investors this week, JPMorgan Chase & Co. indicated that Apple has cut fourth-quarter iPad orders from its overseas supply chain by 25 percent, according to Bloomberg. Sources in the supply chain said the cut was enacted in the last two weeks, and it is the first such one from Apple they have ever seen.
Boldfaced emphasis added by me.
If this is true, the shit just got serious with a capital-S.
June 1, 2011: Is It #Doom #WASF Yet?
It’s when Apple announces sales actually went down for all of its products for one quarter. And then for a second quarter.
That is when you know we are in Doom We Are So Fucked land.
But a cut in iPad production is very significant. I think even more than the iPhone, the iPad represents Apple now. It’s their post-PC flagship model. And if demand is lessening, that’s just not a good sign at all — for any of us.
NYPD chief: Police could take down plane if needed
“Taking down a plane” should be a function of the national government, not of a city!
What the hell kind of money is NYPD spending here?
Stop to think about that when Mayor Prickberg talks about the budget being tight. Then consider how much money is spent on those dicks posing in mass transit hubs with body armor and the kind of weaponry only our national armed forces should have.
You want such firepower in the hands of people who can’t control themselves when confronted by unarmed young women?