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October 12th, 2013 · No Comments · General Detritus

News you can use (assuming you print the blog and use it to paper train a small dog).

Samsung is launching a smartphone with a curved face. It’s called the Galaxy Round.

It’s a Galaxy. It’s new feature is that it’s curved, and [read the engadget article and put any other new stuff here]. It still runs Android. It still sucks. It’s still a knockoff of the iPhone in every functional sense of the word “knockoff,” but now it’s curved.

Rumor has it that Google will soon release the Nexus 5, manufactured by LG. This according to Linux Insider. The article quotes Raw Benderly as saying, “This looks real.” It’s worth noting that he may have been looking at a sandwich when he spoke. The article does not provide that context.

Apple is reportedly having an iPad event on October 22. As an indication of how far we’ve come in such a short time, there is nobody on the whole internet (who I’ve been able to find) who is making use of the obvious opportunities for vulgar humor that “iPad event” offers. I’m disappointed.

I’ve been reading all over the place that Mac sales are dropping versus other PCs. I’ve also read a few places that iPad sales are cannibalizing Mac sales. I’m wondering what the whole picture looks like if we call tablets personal computers. They are far more personal than a desktop machine, and at least a bit more personal than a laptop. What is Apple’s share of everything if we just call any internet enabled device that isn’t a phone a personal computer? Hell, I’ll be generous, we won’t count the iPod Touch either.

I’ll bet a half a bag of organic roasted, salted cashews and a cup of lukewarm coffee (Millstone; half Foglifter, half Italian Roast, fresh ground, steeped in a French press) Apple owns the PC market by my metrics.

I’d go look all that up, but that constitutes research. Someday, when Rip Ragged gets its proper due, I’ll be able to afford minions to do research. Unfortunately, when that happens I’ll probably keep them busy with other tasks. Fetching beer and pretzels springs to mind.


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