I’ll figure out how to add images and banners later. Just click the links for pop-ups of related material. There is a corresponding youtube channel for the sake of hosting videos, but there will no facebook, myspace or twitter. I don’t want to know what you had for lunch, I don’t want to be poked and we ALL have an upcoming album. Sorry, I’m just worn out on that fluff. I just want to make stuff.
Speaking of fluff : I can’t help wondering about this thing with the Apple programmer who lost the super secret new iphone while drunk at a bar. If anyone knows how to create media hype before putting out a new product, it’s Apple. Leaking that phone out only helps them and the website that exposed it. As much as I love the Apple products I have, they are like the Madonna of electronics. They’ll ban their own shit just to make you want it more.
If you hadn’t heard already : Israel banned the iPad. No, I’m not kidding. They will confiscate your shit at customs if you try and bring it there, and then charge you a “storage fee“. Apparently it does not conform to their WiFi regulations, and have to wait a few more months for their own special model to be released. (or maybe their government just wants to make a New Official Version of their territory map on google.) Zing!! ok, ok, no politics.
I had hoped this was going to rival the much hyped iPad but it seems to be annoyingly sluggish. It’s still being worked on so I shouldn’t count it out quite yet. This is the same company that recently released a very promising multi-touch portable gaming device called Odroid. Just a few of the details off the top of my head : WiFi; internet browser, HDMI out; lots of built in flash; SD expansion; accelerometer; developer boards, the works… and open source. Delicious.
They sold these units rather quickly and there’s been no word on the website about putting it back in stock anytime soon. I hope they don’t a have a Pump N Dump philosophy, because the engineers are obviously capable of making a kick ass product. Whatever the case may be I hope someone gives that limited iPad a run for it’s money soon.
I always say : Don’t ever buy a first generation product.