Photo: Moses demonstrating multi touch.
It is always fascinating watching Apple present a new product. It’s not Apple that I watch, it’s everyone else. Bloggers goes nuts. Stock analysts approach it with typical wry skepticism. And news outlets tap into the prognostications. Bloggers and followers almost always seem underwhelmed when a new product comes out. Maybe because bloggers tend to obsess about the new product ad nauseum. The Apple iPad met with the same backlash. Regardless, here are my reasons why the iPad will be a success.
One of the interesting newer technologies is plug computing. These are very small computers that plug into an electrical outlet that serve some purpose. At first look, it seems like a very empty sort of idea. But if you stop and ponder the ideas coming into the plug computing space, I think you will see massive potential waiting to happen.
Taking a note from the Wii, Microsoft plans on making your whole body the controller with Project Natal. It will be interesting to see if people really like this. It’s a neat concept, but my guess is some gamers will like this. Mainly because it’s too much work!
Look, no other issue seems to set off a firestorm faster than DRM media. The cat and mouse game of the RIAA and media dispersion has been interesting, to say the least. And, with the recent ruling about the Pirate Bay purveyors, it seems that DRM litigation and public discourse is just getting started. It’s interesting that the Pirate Bay is a hub for copyright protected material and not providing the material itself. That will have serious reverberations for the folks like Google who offer connection nodes between searchers and copyrighted material. Something new will emerge from all this warring – I’m convinced of it.
But that’s not why I’m writing. I’m actually writing about something very interesting going on in the agricultural industry. What if intellectual property extends to actual seeds?
Yeah, bizarre title. Like something right out of a 24 episode. Oh, and by the way, just how many moles can there be in CTU? I mean seriously. Is their security that lax? Well, if it’s anything like our national security, the answer would be yes. You see, peer to peer networks are great places to find all kinds of nasty little secrets. One of them is social security numbers. But how about the entire avionics for Obama’s helicopter? Yeah, and that’s not the worst of it.
I simply love simple tech solutions to big problems. Obviously, clean drinking water is an incredible problem in the world. It’s heart breaking to watch folks drinking from rivers where animals are gathered and defecating. And what’s most disheartening is that a vast majority of those that die each year are children. The numbers on hemorrhagic diarrhea are really staggering. And what an awful way to die. The watercone can be used to desalinate water and remove dangerous heavy metals from the base water. Though I didn’t see any results on microbes, my thoughts are that it works just as well in that department.