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Argonaut & The Strange Attractors
Argonaut and the Strange Attractors

Google Phone – Underwhelmed so far . . .

google-phone-2OK, Got the Google Phone.
So far I am pretty underwhelmed.

The interface, although nice, does not compare to the iPhone’s even first iteration of a GUI.
Speed tests have not confirmed and greater speed than the 3G network on iPhone.

In fact the phone coverage is worse in the three places I tested so far.

Now do not misinterpret this post.

This phone is the first version, and I have not used it yet extensively.  I have never seen another company come straight out of the box with hardware and an operating system that works as well as this one does despite the fact that they are way behind right now.

But Google has A Lot of smart people working hard to EAT this space!

I have a strong believe that within several iterations of this OS this will be a killer device. Google gets it. It will become more intuitive, easier to use, the connectivity issues will be solved.

Most importantly it will integrate with Google’s immense reservoir of growing applications as we move to an integrated mobile computing world. They get it. And it will happen fast!!

If you are Google it is easy to copy the innovators.  And they are innovators themselves, so APPLE better watch their backs!

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Apple vs Blackberry

iphone-blackberryApple’s iPhone utility outsold Research In Motion’s (RIM) BlackBerry for the first time in the third quarter. Worldwide , Apple sold nearly 7 million iPhones in the Quarter period ending September 27. That compares to 6 million smartphones sold by RIM.

But RIM is trying to regain inertia with the BlackBerry Storm, its first touchscreen phone.  We are only a few weeks away. The Blackberry Bold was seen on election day.  RIM is  launching its own applications store, copying Apple’s, allowing users to download software designed by developers directly to their phones.

The critical fourth quarter appears to be the provocative one. Apple sales have historically and traditionally been very strong in the fourth quarter – its product brand equity is stellar. Corporate budgets are being slashed. Is Blackberry going to falter and stumble to the Apple iPhone from here on? Yes it will!
Compelling products win market share.  In the end this is a battle RIM cannot win against Apple and the new players that will inevitably enter this obvious market.

So all you BB lovers – don’t store up too many crocodile tears because you are going to need a whole lot of tissue paper.

iPhone sales (in units) WILL outsell Blackberry’s sales (in units) for Q4’08 worldwide, and then BB will continue to be decimated.  Just watch.

Start ringing the Church Bells for BB.

I hear a fat lady warming up to sing the Blackberry Song . . .

Ahh, an iSight in a Cinema Display

Cinema DisplayCheck out these new specs.

Most importantly, finally a cinema display with an iSight built in.

We have been waiting years for this, cannot wait to try it. Apple, go ahead and send me one so I can opine.

Seriously this has been a long time coming, along with the other accouterments.

We thank you for this incremental, yet important enhancement of these beautiful monitors.  The perfect companion to a laptop or extending your desktop screen real estate.

I may buy one just for the iSight!

Keep the goodies coming . . .

Snow Leopard, What Beauty Awaits

Feigenbaum Diagram with Bifurcations, realms of deterministic behavior and apparent chaotic realm.

Feigenbaum Diagram with Bifurcations, realms of deterministic behavior and apparent chaotic realm.

Ahh, 64 bit, maybe more RAM for plotting diagrams, like the one at left.


That facilitating text-handling technology so popular on Apple’s iPhone will likely end up in the Apple’s new Macs as part of OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.

Screenshots rumored that a version of the TextEdit app to extend preferences for possibly three unique text handling utilities.

The First corrects spelling automatically as the user types.
Second, automatically insert ‘smart dashes’ when typing, & Third is ‘Text replacement.’

The features hopefully will extend to all applications running on Snow Leopard.
The are inevitable on all OSs as they are obvious usability enhancers.

We will watch the mobile computing world converge with the traditional desktop / laptop world.
This is inevitable.  Microsoft will also copy this plan although they will take forever and it will be horrible whatever it is.

As a MatLab user the RAM constraints that should be enhanced will allow even deeper probes from a single machine such as renderings of recursive Feigenbaum diagrams!  Yeah!!

Jobs, He Got the Whole World In His Hands

Apple CEO Steve Jobs He Got the Whole World In His Hands

The iPhone, God Bless you Mr. Jobs.

Google this week presented Google Earth for the iPhone. Google engineers have dreamed of a portable Google Earth version.  HLHM here we come.

Take note.  This explosion will happen faster than any other.

The ability to self identify, accurately locality, is the one key feature of the iPhone.

Killer apps will continue to flood. The Google phone and it’s open OS will emancipate more apps.  We surfing the tsunami of technology into the new real near future.

Switch to An Apple Laptop? You Betcha.

Switch to An Apple Laptop? You Betcha.

Well slightly short of my expectations, but in line with the past incremental increase and near future obsolescence.

It is a no brainer.

On every level, every point from aesthetics to utility, these are the finest consumer products being made presently.

Look forward to the white 13-inch MacBook ($999)  with Intel Core 2 Duo, Intel integrated graphics, 1GB RAM, and a 120GB hard disk.

Although I had hoped for more. These will sell well.
Apple hotcakes WHEN a few more additions are made.
Will they ever get that 3G into these laptops??????

Also, the step-up MacBooks, at $1299, with the nVidia GeForce 9400M integrated GPU and 2GB of RAM.
Still better than any PC out there.

The Air keeps the same basic pricing scheme as the first-generation models ($1799 and $2499)
Look forward to the hard drive (a 120GB HDD or 128GB SSD!!!) and nVidia GeForce 9400M GPU.

Why is this so cool? It places this machine in the middle of the ring with Samsung’s  announced NP-X360–which costs  the same amount. The will punch it out with spec-for-spec attributes most of the way. And, Apple has the nVdia edge.

Apple will continue to kick but with its entire consumer electronics divisions.

iSight – Where have all the Cameras gone? Long Time Pasture?

The iSight. How bizarre.  The greatest little camera when first introduced, and now still the finest accouterment to the cinema display. Gorgeous devious with tremendous attributes.

I have seen them sell for twice retail on eBay.

We still need them. Why stop making them! Why lose that revenue? Is it that easy to generate net revenue?  These must be good times (not).

What a beautiful device. Ingenious in conception, still worthy of production.

What a beautiful device. Ingenious in conception, still worthy of production.

Even if small,  just a great device.  Yes the third Party Logitech webcam is a killer replacement, and many of the new products have the little iSight built in.  

I am skeptical about the focal length claims on the optics comparisons.

For those of us that love out Cinema Displays, either, place a rotatable iSight in them, or get the old camera out of the manufacturers bin.

Thanks, no applause necessary.  Just had to get that out of my system.

HLHM Apple New Laptops?




I have watched over three decades of products emerge from Apple.  Always with some anticipation of the obviously known and predictable pleasantly fermented with the astonishing and utter surprise.

I feel it coming again.  If not this round then the next.

The opportunity is ripe.  To reach deep into this economy and extract value.  I believe Apple will do this.  They have done it countless times before.  The world needs value.  Green, delicious, mobile, solid state, connected, and aesthetically beautiful value.

When the Naysayers predicted demise I cost averaged into one of the greatest values in American history.  

Thank you Mr. Jobs, you are a genius.

Anyway, back to HLHM© and Laptops.  It is rumored that new laptops are being announced.  If they can bring down the price of solid state components, insert a reliable connectivity component, and some of the basic accouterments that always come with an upgrade with a good price ppoint Apple will rise again.

The Movement of HLHM will about as Apple poises itself to grow at megalithic pace, and there is that opportunity if it is taken. They just have to take it.  Come on guys it is right there in front of you, grab it!

Don’t Believe Me? Please See Me First Post on the Market and Financial Crisis.

Don’t Believe Me? Please See First Post on the Market and Financial Crisis.

Seriously, check it out.  You would wish you followed some due diligence.

’nuff said.

Social Leadership and Biologic Self-Orginizational Behaviour

Dear Apple.

What is up. Did you read HBR recently?

We need an innovative leader to hand the torch over to.  This economy requires the swiftness of learning, dexterity, the constitution of a leader that can flex the courage of conviction, and empathically listen to the expertise within the organization. Balance that with respect for the founder’s principals and their developed culture and listen to the wisdom of one of the best boards on the planet.

We need to listen to our employees. They are the human assets of this organization.  They construct the value underlying the Brand Equity. Do not underestimate their value.

We need a Leader, out of the mainstream.  Innovative, to lead this company to the top of the new economy.  To ride the wave of prosperity that will surf the detritus of poor decisions in the financial markets. Apple can do it. There is no need to be be satisfied with low market share. These are the times that companies can surge. It cannot be missed.

Apple has the best products on earth.  Nothing comes close. Lets leverage a CEO with youthful attachment to the new culture, Social Web 2.0 experience from technology to culture and experienced to have the wisdom of the garage startup, the grey hair of the flexability of selforganizational knowledge, and the attributes of Attunement and Empathy. Awareness of the organization. We need to develop the resources of the organization and exploit (good connotation, and leverage them), to boundless regions that have never been reached for.

The emergence of selforganization, and it’s basis in social structure as I opine on it can be found in vestigial boolean form, in Stuart Kaufman’s The Origins of Order.  I have just applied that logic to the business cycle.

So much opportunity, so much Brand equity, the growth is there for the taking, however, a leader must lead the charge!!!

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