Apple’s iPad announcement is now history, and reactions from pundits of every stripe are now flooding the Web. The verdict is mixed at best.
I finally got around to watching the movie “Serenity” recently, and I was startled to find that it contained unmistakable references to Forbidden Planet.
Sending text messages costs too much.
Arthur C. Clarke wrote: “With the historic abolition of long-distance charges on 31 December 2000, every telephone call became a local one.”
I was in a Wal-Mart when an associate came on the public address system and said, “We now have the Nintendo Wii in stock.”
We’ve all had the experience of being trapped in an automated telephone menu system, cursing and pressing buttons at random in a desperate attempt to get someone to talk to you.
I read the Foundation Trilogy for the first time in the early 1970s, just as the first pocket calculators were appearing in stores. They looked exactly like what Asimov described.
A breathless Gizmodo post announces that CDs are dead, thanks to Blaupunkt car receiver that has a Secure Digital memory card slot, but doesn’t play CDs. Apparently I’m supposed to be impressed by this.
This video from the SIGGRAPH 2007 conference demonstrates some amazing new image-editing tools.
Scientists are continually finding new evidence that everything is trying to kill you, and I do my best to point out new findings of this sort.