• The Macintosh uses an experimental pointing device called a ‘mouse’. There is no evidence that people want to use these things. I dont want one of these new fangled devices.

    John C. Dvorak, Feb. 19 1984 (via davidkaneda)
  • jackcheng:

    Scanned from Andy Hertzfeld’s Revolution in the Valley, the paper-bound harcover version of the stories that appear on Folklore.org. More about this particular image:

    Alan’s speech was revelatory and was perhaps the most inspiring talk that I ever attended. I grew increasingly excited as he made one brilliant, insightful remark after another, and took out my notebook to write as much of it down as I could. Alan was articulating the values behind the work that I was doing, even though he wasn’t aware of it, in a way that really resonated with me. After I got back to my office in Cupertino, I transcribed it onto a single page, and copied it to give out to the rest of team.

  • It’s not that the Droid is a bad phone; it’s fine. It just has a slower chip than the Samsung Moment, a clunkier body than the Palm Pre, a more basic UI than HTC’s Hero, and… a puzzling alarm-clock stand. The Moment’s speed, the Pre’s slick design, and the Hero’s UI are the only things that put those things on par with Apple’s iPhone. The Droid has nothing those phones don’t, except of course for this commercial. Which is cool, if you like commercials, but less important if you like smartphones that do stuff well.

  • A J. D. Power & Associates survey found that Windows Mobile had the lowest satisfaction rating among customers of any smartphone operating system. The iPhone has by far the most satisfying software, the study found. Android is a distant second, followed closely by BlackBerry’s operating system.