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PostPosted: Wed 23 Jan 2013, 16:59    Post subject: Re: Same industry information direction - slightly different pkg  

gcmartin wrote:
A new hardware information update.
There is a relationship between these 2 announcements. This was really evident at US's CES

Think this shows, indirectly, where the industry is charging toward.


Interesting headline. I wonder how many would agree that Microsoft is "blazing." Their next desperate move is trying to acquire Dell, although Dell isn't doing that well either.
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PostPosted: Wed 23 Jan 2013, 18:14    Post subject:  

There are 3 posts in this thread that reflect, from articles I've found, where our technology is going. Here's the 3rd. If Intel follows thru, then I think we all understand. (This is comparable to the reason we don't ride horses to go from city to city anymore.)

CES was very helpful in getting more of a glancing look at this direction. Even though shown at CES, its not consumer. Much/most was presented with their application in business community.

One task that we can address is whether the devices can be adapted to be controlled by a PUP. And, if so, can we provide enough value, in its adaptation, to have people who would do so?

But, then, there is a fun factor that can be enjoyed.

Just some thoughts

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PostPosted: Wed 23 Jan 2013, 19:07    Post subject:  

Intel exiting from the pc motherboard market is probably not all that important . I's doubtful that the world will stop using pcs in the next several years


edit: New marketing opportunity for touchscreens: bored orangutans.
http://blogs.marketwatch.com/thetell/2013/01/23/apples-newest-market-opportunity-orangutans/
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PostPosted: Thu 24 Jan 2013, 18:07    Post subject:  

jpeps wrote:
... orangutans ....
This is fascinating. Similar kinds of things have been done with animals the world over. What comes out of this is that humans as well as the other animals in the animal kingdom will use anything that bring responses and enjoyment in their use. This goes from learning that pushing a button will bring food or treats, all the way to gaining benefit in the audio factor that can be programmed in. The idea for any project is to measure the responses that is found from the use. This is quite similar to what we do when we invite or hire people to test, and rate new technology that is either being evaluated or about to come out.

I would expect that with the attention that this is being given, I would expect that we will see some commercials soon showing what animals (including us) are doing with technology.

No matter whether we like the information, or not; this handheld (so to speak) technology is showing up just about everywhere. I recently saw a major corporation making changes to the stuff that their in-house operations team was just given resulting from a study done last year. They envisions savings in the millions while productivity and responsiveness will see across the board benefits.

I may not be all that old (I am old), but I understand what "they" are saying.

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PostPosted: Thu 24 Jan 2013, 19:18    Post subject:  

gcmartin wrote:


No matter whether we like the information, or not; this handheld (so to speak) technology is showing up just about everywhere. I recently saw a major corporation making changes to the stuff that their in-house operations team was just given resulting from a study done last year. They envisions savings in the millions while productivity and responsiveness will see across the board benefits.

I may not be all that old (I am old), but I understand what "they" are saying.


In the same sense that Blackberry devices initially changed the corporate landscape. However, I don't see touchscreen devices phasing out desktops that use a mouse. Note the lack of enthusiasm for buying a new computer with Windows 8. Touchscreens really have increased my love of using a mouse and keyboard, although they're great while traveling. For example, try programming with a touchscreen.

10 years ago, I would have guessed that digital would replace acoustic pianos. They're much cheaper and they don't require tuning. I was wrong. A church will pay $20,000 for an acoustic grand and rig microphones all over it rather than use a $500 digital hooked into their PA system. It's difficult to predict the future....ask Microsoft. Steve Jobs was very good at it.
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PostPosted: Thu 24 Jan 2013, 19:46    Post subject:  

jpeps wrote:
... It's difficult to predict the future. ... Steve Jobs was very good at it.
Yeah, it was Jobs that has inspired the direction to hand-helds.

And, I don't see any of this as relating to predictions. This stuff is real and this stuff is expanding....everywhere.

On another note, I had commented on the animal kingdom and its ability to adapt. Here's a cute story some will find "warming".

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PostPosted: Thu 24 Jan 2013, 19:48    Post subject:  

Microsoft's Profit Falls 3.7% as Windows 8 Gets Off to a Slow Start

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The results underlined how Microsoft's new operating system, Windows 8, hasn't taken the market by storm since it was released last October. Windows 8 is a starkly revamped iteration of Microsoft's flagship Windows product that can be used with touch-screen gadgets, in a nod to the growing popularity of touch-screen tablets and smartphones

The figures were lower than some analyst estimates and far below the 70% jump that Microsoft's Windows group experienced in the quarter after it released its prior operating system, Windows 7, in 2009.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324539304578262190945581974.html
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PostPosted: Thu 24 Jan 2013, 20:47    Post subject:  

The thread is NOT about Microsoft's success. Its more about the xPADs and xPhone technology where iff the devices can be adapted, we could run Puppy or any other Linux/OS derivative.

This, I'm sure, is what's driving other industry groups to this touch interface device that can be carried everywhere we go. The mission of the hand-helds are beneficial because of all the radios it has which can be applied for useful accomplishments for all sorts of things.

My personal look is that, to me (and only me as far as this thread is concerned), this technology is to be a personal assistant for everything I may do in my future. It can take commands, it can provide interactivity, it can show useful information, it can record useful information, it can collaborate, it can start my car, it can open my garage door, it can unlock my house, it can control my TV and my entertainment center....and this is just the tip of the iceberg. This is really some useful Sh*#t that business all over the world is eyeing for their employees as well as people all over world finding value, use, and enjoyment from these hand-helds. This is BIG!

This is bigger than just a facilitator like Microsoft/Apple/Facebook/Google/Twitter/Samsung/Nokia/etc. This was a University prediction when Steve Jobs was NEXT. Its underlying notion is one of it being ever-present, right on the tip of your tongue, eyes or fingers. This is really BIG!.

Now look at where we've come and envision how this can benefit you, your spouses and significant others, your kids, your parents, even your animal family members. And, in business, your staff, your department, etc. This is really, really BIG!

This is what's driving this industry.

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PostPosted: Thu 24 Jan 2013, 23:14    Post subject:  

edit: New marketing opportunity for touchscreens: bored orangutans.
http://blogs.marketwatch.com/thetell/2013/01/23/apples-newest-market-opportunity-orangutans/ - great stuff.

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PostPosted: Thu 24 Jan 2013, 23:22    Post subject:  

gcmartin wrote:


This is what's driving this industry.


I thought porn and advertising was driving the industry. I can appreciate what appears big for you; most of what you wrote puts me to sleep. The downside of mobile cellphones include much higher costs, lousy reception, dropped calls, being expected to respond to every call immediately, spam, loss of personal identity, security breaches, people walking into cars, etc., etc. That's why we have a new epidemic of ADHD.

I quoted the microsoft article to reflect that businesses (and the public) don't necessarily see an OS that caters to touch-screens as an improvement. Personally, I think it was a mistake. Leave devices in their own category. Anything that facilitates mating opportunities is likely to be successful (i.e, social media).
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PostPosted: Thu 24 Jan 2013, 23:45    Post subject:  

This quote says it all ......

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Asok_Smith/windows-8-fails-to-reignite-pc-market_n_2470498_221897233.html

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Touch screen laptops were a miserable failure two years ago when they were promoted as the next "must have" gadget. Don't know why Microsoft thought things would be different now. No one really needs touch on a PC, and all Windows 8 does is turn a vastly overpriced touch-screen-enabled PC into a cellphone look-alike with an interface that looks like it was ripped off from 1996 AOL. Gosh, who wouda thunk consumers wouldn't jump at a deal like that!

And does Microsoft really expect 100 million CAD/CAM designers, accountants, and other industrial content makers and knowledge workers to hold their arms up all day inaccurately poking smudges on their 42" vertical monitors with their fat fingers, working at 1/100th the speed as before Windows 8 with 1000 times the physical effort?
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PostPosted: Sat 26 Jan 2013, 13:42    Post subject:  

Another exciting development is making it illegal to have root permissions on your xPad or cellphone. That kind of negates the entire thread, doesn't it?
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PostPosted: Mon 28 Jan 2013, 12:08    Post subject:  

Ray MK wrote:
edit: New marketing opportunity for touchscreens: bored orangutans.
http://blogs.marketwatch.com/thetell/2013/01/23/apples-newest-market-opportunity-orangutans/ - great stuff.


Watch out... it might backfire.

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PostPosted: Mon 28 Jan 2013, 19:39    Post subject:  

Q5sys wrote:
Ray MK wrote:
edit: New marketing opportunity for touchscreens: bored orangutans.
http://blogs.marketwatch.com/thetell/2013/01/23/apples-newest-market-opportunity-orangutans/ - great stuff.


Watch out... it might backfire.


Monkeys taking the lead in space travel:
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Iran and the United States don't see eye-to-eye on many issues, but both have viewed monkeys as good astronaut .....




http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/50620102/ns/technology_and_science-space/#.UQYrICCPePA
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