I just went and read the Macalope again. This in spite of pledging that I wouldn’t read him again until he left Macworld because they constantly edit and delete my comments.
Anyway, today he beat up on a guy writing for Forbes about Apple and marketshare and licensing the OS and such. The author being picked on is either an idiot, or is studying to become one. I went and read the original article on Forbes and it was an utter repeat of everything being said about Apple for the last 18 years. Crap.
Marketshare, licensing, Apple losing its monopoly on smartphones and tablets. Sheesh.
I finally got an iPhone 6. It’s a 6 Plus, actually. After I made fun of the 6 Plus Jas bought, it occurred to me that I might be able to read email on it without putting on my reading glasses. So I got one.
First I went to the AT&T store in the Tacoma Mall. The nice lady there told me they had one 6 Plus, in Space Grey, 16 Gb. She further explained that there wasn’t a 64 or 128 Gb model to be had anywhere in the Seattle-Tacoma metropolitan area. After a brief consultation with the Mall Directory Map, I found an Apple Store in the same mall. I walked there and got a 128 Gb space grey iPhone 6 Plus about 15 minutes after learning they are as rare as Sasquatches with talk shows.
Quick iPhone 6 Plus review:
I give it a nine, Dick. I like the lyrics, and it’s easy to dance to.
We just bought a new 21″ iMac for Wifey-poo’s office. It’s gonna have 16 Gb of RAM. She should be able to run it with all of her apps open at once. Probably this time next year the new restaurant will need a new 27″ 5k iMac – you know, an upgrade.
I’m reading a lot of stuff about torture lately. The whole thing about CIA techniques for interrogating terrorists. My assessment is, if connecting high voltage to a terrorist’s scrotum saves just one American life, there are two important things to consider: Red is positive; Black is negative.
As usual, some of my favorite music.