Monday, November 08, 2010

I'm pretty sure I called it

With evidence mounting that SSDs are going to cream HDDs in the near future - I think it's safe to say that Apple did indeed ring the death knell first. Yes there were other manufacturers using SSD technology, but clearly it's not just making use of a technology that shifts the way people think, it's implementing that technology in a way that no one else did for a product that no one else could come close to producing.

Hats off Mr. Jobs.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

A divergence from Japanese to my other passion : Apple

Steve Jobs finally did it. He raised the ax over the heads of the HDD industry signalling for death to yet another technology.

I'm so excited that the new MacBook Air only has flash memory for storage. Apple is going to sell millions of them, and other manufacturers will kick into copy-cat mode. Demand will go up further, faster; supply will ramp up to meet demand. Prices will fall, HDDs will eventually die.

The first shot has been fired. It's only a matter of time. At no other point before now has there been the momentum to carry this transition through. Now we have it.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Yeah... Feb 09 until now...

I've been a little busy - I hate to admit it, but the blog took a major back seat.

I've been to Japan three times already this year on business, trying to get a contract in place for my company's software. Coming really close, but failing to seal the deal for one reason or another (note: I'm not solely in charge of sealing the deal).

I'll give a little bit of Hakata-ben in this post (as I'm hearing it all the time at home),


This is basically the same as saying:


In Hakata, we like our たい good and sprinkled all over the place, so my wife will be on video chat with her parents saying something like:


I went shopping, but there wasn't aaaaaaaaaaaaanything to buy.

The amount of 'a's in the word is roughly equivalent to the duration of time she holds the sound.

One of these days I'm getting a stop watch to clock her.