For years I’ve been warning everyone that Microsoft as a corporation is in deep trouble. Now Microsoft’s share of the new device market is down to 19%…
Kleopatra and I have been laughing ourselves silly. Everybody got the Apple announcements from Tuesday September 10, 2013 wrong.
Not just wrong, DEAD WRONG.
It’s rather amazing how many Americans freak out about Marxists, and spend huge amounts of time thinking about Marxist plans for a revolution. What they don’t realize is that the revolution began in 1969, is still ongoing, and that it wasn’t the Marxists, or any of the other ‘ists’ who started it, and it won’t be any of them who wins it.
Kim Dotcom is a maniac. But a smart maniac. He’s just offered every creative person on the planet 50 Gigabytes of free cloud storage!
Think about it. You’re a writer. You’ve got a thousand text/document files that maybe take up a gigabyte at worst. Lose them, and you are out of business. Yes, you can back them up. What if your house burns down taking out your computer and backup drive?
Having an additional encrypted backup on the Cloud, that is accessible anywhere, anytime, is a fantastic option. And as long as you keep under 50 Gigabytes, it’s free.
Last but not least, the interface is usable. I’ve seen file management systems that look like they were designed by Satan. This one is good. Also I’ve heard rumours of people building automatic backup systems for Mac OSX, Linux, and Windows systems…
For that matter Indie Publishers should consider it. Backup, backup, backup.
I’m signed up. Are you?
Monday January 21, 2013
With apologies to Alfred Lord Tenneyson
Half a league, half a league, Half a league onward, All in the valley of Shops Rode the six hundred. "Forward the Tablet Brigade! Charge for the consumers!" he said. Into the valley of Shops Rode the six hundred.
Let’s talk about tablets.
Amazon isn’t evil. Amazon isn’t good. Amazon is a company, and morality isn’t something that a company can partake of. The individuals who work for the company, yes. The company itself, no.
This article is aimed at Small Press publishers, and Self Published writers, but the general terms will fit any industry where there is one dominant company.
If you think the Long-Gun Registry was a debacle, think again. Wait till you see the CPU Registry.
Since I wrote the last post, a few others have weighed in with their thoughts.
Apple has introduced the IPad 2, which in some ways seems reactive, but has some features that has to have Microsoft sweating.