I'll be travelling tomorrow night and won't get to Singapore till noon Tuesday in Singapore. Its saturday night right now where I'm at. So, if you'll email me your urls I'll credit them to you. Eric, you need to send me your last name please to the gmail address where its funnyp ok?
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Jan Chipchase, researcher extraordinaire at Nokia, has just published a comprehensive summary titled "Ten things you didn't know about Mobile TV" and its supported by at least four more presentations and papers to download. What a juicy way to start an online weekend, methinks a must read.
Rick Mainhart pointed out that we can thank the MBAs running the companies for all those lousy products. "The common theme in today's manufacturing environment is to 'take the cost out.' This means that instead of designing a part that will last a decade, that part is engineered to last just until the warranty expires and no longer."
Charles Bartel reminisced about the "good old days" when buying a brand name product actually meant something. "Now I watch the refrigerators in the neighborhood on trash day. The average life seems to be about five years. What happened to the 15 years or more my parents got out of their appliances?"
Sony and Ericsson expand their ties to move forward in mobile TV applications and technology. They foresee mobile TV becoming a mainstream phenomenon and want to be prepared. Back when it was just Ericsson Mobile phones, I pulled together a live radio show as improvised by The Second City at CES 1999. Fun days... now why can't they give their phones away through a podcast with improv artists instead?
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