Tagged: hype

Down but Not Out 3

Down but Not Out

When I first saw reports–I think on Reuters–that the DDOS attack that brought Twitter down and Facebook to a crawl on Thursday was directed at knocking one blogger in Georgia (country, not state) off line, I was somewhat skeptical. But this morning it was in the New York Times, so It Must Be True ™ there might be something to it. Here’s a link to the story in today’s Times. Here’s one to yesterday’s Reuters story. The blogger is looking back at last year’s Russo-Georgian tussel and someone, probably in Russia, doesn’t like it. There is a moral to this story. The world didn’t end because Twitter was down for a few hours and or because I was unable to load Facebook for 15 or 20 minutes. No buildings fell down, no one died, no great tsunamis crashed into Malibu Beach. (Indeed, in that 15 or 20 minutes,...

Geekazine Stance on “Rumor Mills” 0

Geekazine Stance on “Rumor Mills”

I might be shooting myself in the foot, but you know, I am not a big fan of the Rumor mill. Especially when it comes to Apple products. In the last 6 months, we have seen and heard about products that don’t materialize. The Apple Mini iPhone and Netbooks come to mind. While I DO believe that Apple is making a Tablet, I don’t want to get caught up in the hype. That way we won’t have to turn around and say it didn’t happen. We’ll leave the rumor mill to TechCrunch who will tell you about the $800 Netbook and Touchscreen trackpad. Even Patents cannot tell a whole story. Remember the rumor about an iPhone Flip? The iPod was suppose to get a facelift with buttons all around the device. Personally, I feel stunts like this are no different than “Pump and Dump” scams. From now on,...

16 Tech Innovations that didn’t quite stick 2

16 Tech Innovations that didn’t quite stick

You might remember the products. You might remember the hype. Then, you are tooling down highway 41 years later and all of a sudden you think to yourself – “Hey, whatever happened to…” Failed ideas. Maybe it was a great idea, but wasn’t made right, or design errors brought it down. Maybe it was just a bad product. Well, let’s take a stroll down memory lane and see if we cannot repeat these errors again. Oh yeah, why 16? Well because we could. The Computer Watch: Whether it was the Ruputer, the MSN Direct ‘Smart’ Watches, the Timex Data Link Watch or another gadget watch – BTW – I remember having a “Transformers watch”. It was awesome! Still, the Dick Tracey style communication watches, the “Computer on a wrist”, never really hit it off. I even remember a watch that gave you directions. You would put in the...

UClick Has Garfield minus Garfield App for iPhone 0

UClick Has Garfield minus Garfield App for iPhone

Here may be another Application that could be downloaded, then collect dust. It’s an Application to get the popular cult comic: “Garfield Minus Garfield”. It’s a comic where Dan Walsh removed Garfield from all the comic strips. Therefore we see Jon pretty much talking to himself. What started as a humorous bit between friends turned into a big item and rebirth of the popular comic strip. Jon will now mostly be standing by himself saying things that are even more funny when there is not a cat nearby. Uclick provides humor, comic strips, manga, graphic novels, editorial cartoons, and other content for desktop, web and mobile phones. The company also produces crosswords and other puzzles.