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Mark WebsterView, New Zealand Herald
Why has Apple been so successful? Many say it's because Apple is 'just' a marketing company. I absolutely refute this. Apple has brought innumerable innovations to market over the last three decades, and even creates the manufacturing processes to make its products as good as Apples insists they have to be. Besides, Apple hardly does any real marketing (think Carlsberg, Nike, even Toyota for marketing campaigns that readily spring to mind).
Eric A. Taub, New York Times
A new home monitoring service designed for the elderly can also keep track of them when away from the home.
Sarah Jacobsson, PC World
Basically, plugging an up-to-date, non jail-broken, PIN-protected iPhone (powered off) into a computer running Ubuntu Lucid Lynx will allow the people to see practically all of the user's data--including music, photos, videos, podcasts, voice recordings, Google safe browsing databases, and game contents. The "hacker" has read/write access to the iPhone, and the hack leaves no trace.
Jacqui Cheng, Ars Technica
This American Life's solicitation for donations may not have been much more than an annoyance, but it highlights how developers could potentially abuse the notification system to nag users for money.
Heng-Cheong Leong, MyAppleMenu
Like Mr Gruber, the nature of my hobby involves a lot of copying-and-pasting. This means that I have to also make use of my backspace key a lot when linking articles from websites that uses this stupid technique. In fact, I've removed many of these stupid web sites from my RSS reading list. (I still link to articles from these web sites, but only I've discovered them from other people, not from my own RSS reading. And I still hate to link to these web sites.)
Mr Gruber outlined two possible solutions to block the copy-and-paste technique used by these web sites. I'll try them today.
Ted Landau, Macworld
Dave Winer, Scripting News
Computers are meant to be more than DisneyLand, they are meant to solve societal problems and help our species evolve. That means we must have freedom. And freedom and control are exact opposites.
It inverts the usual "wander around the grocery store searching for items" shopping practice; instead you wander about the house looking for what you need.