June link roundup

Just a few random links I’ve posted on Twitter during the month. They bear repeating though. The Hero’s Journey, Puppet-Style is a good explanation of the “Hero’s Journey” plot hypothesis, and how it relates to many, many well known novels and films. Extremely well done, and slightly sweary. Seth Godin pretty much nails how to […]

Intel – takeover target, or takeover king?

There’s been an awful lot of rumours about Intel and takeovers recently. One, that Intel is about to buy (or merge) with AMD. Another, that Apple might be about to buy Intel. Well, there aren’t that many companies that have the financial clout to buy Intel, but there are a few that might want to […]

Apple’s pyrrhic victory against Samsung

The results are in, and it’s a massive win for Apple against Samsung. At least, for now. First off, there will be appeals, of course – there always are. It’s highly unlikely Apple will see the full damages – and they’ve annoyed a major supplier into the bargain. But before Apple fans get too excited, […]

iOS is for tablets, Android is for phones

Here’s a thought I’ve been thinking for a few days. Like many of the rest of the Google fanboi sheeples, I laid down a goodly sum of cash for a Nexus 7 the moment it came out. What’s to like? Well, first off, the screen is nice. Really nice. Better than the iPad 2 – […]

All Surface, No Feeling?

Microsoft just took a huge gamble. A mega big one. And I’m not sure if they’ve already lost. Let me start with the background. A few months ago, they announced Microsoft Surface, a shiny Lumia blue tablet thing (apparently it’s hit production problems already – who’dathunkit?) Today, they announced that Windows on ARM – you […]

The Second System Effect

Have you ever got to the end of something and thought “you know, if I did that over again, I would do this – and that – and the other differently”? That, dear reader, is the second system effect. And it is, in my opinion, exactly what RIM are suffering from right now, what Apple […]

Why I’m going back to iPhone

Those who know me will know how much I didn’t get on with the iPhone 4 I got last year. So much, that I took it back to the shop and replaced it with an HTC Desire HD. So it will surprise those people that – yesterday – I bought an iPhone 4. Now, I […]