I don’t think Apple made the metadata sync clear. That makes Match more interesting.
The copy editor in me is laughing her ass off.
Wow, that seems really low, California.
*blink* Do people actually buy these things? It’s cool in a way, but really?
But does it have a flux capacitor?
Woohoo, Apple adds a pick-up in store option!
iPads Are Saving Paper Weight, Fuel, And Pilots’ Backs
That quote reminded me of a fascinating New York Times article from the summer that I had clipped to Evernote, that went into much more detail about this.
The Federal Aviation Administration has authorized a handful of commercial and charter carriers to use the tablet computer as a so-called electronic flight bag. Private pilots, too, are now carrying iPads, which support hundreds of general aviation apps that simplify preflight planning and assist with in-flight operations.
“The iPad allows pilots to quickly and nimbly access information,” said Jim Freeman, a pilot and director of flight standards at Alaska Airlines, which has given iPads to all its pilots. “When you need to a make a decision in the cockpit, three to four minutes fumbling with paper is an eternity.”
Call me a clueless air traveller, but I had no idea that pilots had to haul 40 pounds of paper onto each flight. This is the sort of area where tablets can be a hugely disruptive device.
And it’s not even like I have a particularly bad headache, but I can feel them all filled with oogly stuff lurking and ready to make me miserable.
Direct the Patent Office to Cease Issuing Software Patents | The White House
The patent office’s original interpretation of software as language and therefor patentable is much closer to reality and more productive for innovation than it’s current practice of issuing software patents with no understanding of the patents being issued.
Under the patent office’s current activity, patents have been come a way to stifle innovation and prevent competition rather than supporting innovation and competitive markets. They’ve become a tool of antitrust employed by large companies against small ones.
To return sanity to the software industry - one of the few industries still going strong in America - direct the patent office to cease issuing software patents and to void all previously issued software patents.