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My tweets from the past day...
  • 01:37 Just helped someone from New York, NY with a question about *logo* ...on Aardvark! vark.com/t/bac367 #
  • 01:40 I love how people are talking about a potential Apple tablet like it will be a sure fire success and Apple can't fail - G4 Cube & AppleTV. #
  • 01:47 @elfsternberg If it has the rumored 10" full color touch screen I'd have to wonder about battery life - certainly not Kindle or Nook level. #
  • 01:53 I agree, MS could stand to do more such marketing. RT @Gartenberg: How did I miss this? REALLY good video from MSFT. bit.ly/c63WgV #
  • 02:02 I'm amused that anyone is taking @Jason's Apple tablet tweets seriously, but I'm loving them. ;-) #
  • 02:05 I rated a YouTube video (4 out of 5 stars) -- Girl from Mars youtu.be/bzC3RKgsjLg?a #
  • 02:06 If anyone I know gets this I want a sniff ;-) RT @geekgirldiva: Cthulhu in Love perfume new from @thinkgeek & @bpal ;-) bit.ly/crrn7I #
  • 02:07 @hak5darren Retry. Always take a full course of antibiotics. 1) Infection is still possible 2) Ending early is how we breed superbugs. #
  • 02:11 @anthologie Have you seen the video? www.collegehumor.com/video:1751711 #
  • 02:40 @hak5darren Yeah, weaker bugs fall first, so those that remain are the stronger ones - a full course is designed to wipe them all out. #
  • 02:43 One rare good point to working nights - I should be asleep during tomorrow's Apple event, and therefore offline. Bliss. #
  • 03:12 Since I got to work I've developed the kind of headache that makes text on my screen blurry... and I need to write docs tonight. #
  • 03:12 Maybe I just need a little break, head down for a b it, see if it passes. I get the feeling trying to bull through is the wrong approach. #
  • 05:41 @chiieddy Yeah, but it hasn't really been a success as a product in the market overall. #
  • 05:44 @chiieddy But you hacked it with Boxee, which just reinforces my point about the product as Apple created it not rocking the world. #
  • 05:45 @chiieddy And Apple has tried to block Boxee - with the forthcoming Boxee box people will have a better option. #
  • 05:45 @chiieddy Products like Roku and Popcorn Hour have provided more features, cost less, and sold more. #
  • 05:46 @chiieddy I was really just pointing out the reality distortion surrounding Apple announcements - the foregone conclusion they will succeed. #
  • 05:52 @chiieddy Yes, lots more than Netflix - Netflix, Amazon VOD, Pandora, MLB.com, and 3rd party 'channels' you can sign up for, etc. #
  • 05:53 @chiieddy I gave my GF a Roku HD XR for Xmas. I have TiVo for my media needs - it doe Netflix, Amazon, Blockbuster, etc, too. #
  • 08:39 @Andrea_Berman He roes started great, but later seasons get kind of rocky. I have a bunch of eps from this season on my TiVo to watch yet. #
  • 08:41 @davezatz WTF?! Roku a Netflix spinoff? I wouldn't accept that kind of stupidity from a casual blogger, And press wonders why they're fading #
  • 08:42 @davezatz I don't think investment counts as a spinoff. #
  • 09:30 I think Apple has been selling one major product for a while now - iHype. #
  • 10:30 @cthulhia You just have to Truly Believe that their new product is the best thing ever - and it is! Trouble believing? Try iKool-Aid! ;-) #
  • 12:15 I've been commenting on this for years now: onion.com/b8HeNH via @TheOnion - Science Channel Refuses To Dumb Down Science Any Further #
  • 12:18 @Gartenberg I think @Jason did that just to see how many media-types he could troll. #
  • 12:21 @AndruEdwards Or in two hours Apple announces yet another tablet product which will remain in a niche forever. ;-) #
  • 12:22 @omahas So the G4 Cube and Macbook Air were just hobbies too, right? ;-) (I like how Jobs dismisses the AppleTV's p oor sales as a 'hobby'.) #
  • 12:26 @finstergrrrl Sounds like something is on your mind. ;-) #
  • 12:28 @omahas How about 'poor product that just not enough people want'? Roku, Popcorn Hour, et al, do a much better job of putting media on TV. #
  • 12:42 @bjdraw To whom do you owe your cars? ;-) #
  • 13:14 So the iPad - and it is a big-ass iPhone look-alike. I'm underwhelmed. #
  • 13:18 That's quite a wide bezel, isn't it? Still no Flash. Unless this is REAL cheap, very, ve ry underwhelmed. #
  • 13:22 I think the Twitter API is getting overloaded. #
  • 13:28 @saschasegan I'm totally underwhelmed so far, as is my coworker. #
  • 13:31 So it has their own chip - there's the PASemi purchase. Only up to 64GB, same as the iPod Touch, eh. 11n, good. 10 hour battery - no Kindle #
  • 13:33 Pixel doubling - so the resolution is 960x640? Shades of Palm when they went from 160x160 to 320x320. No 3G? WEAK. #
  • 13:34 @bigepaz I'm very, very underwhelmed thus far. ZERO interest from me in owning one #
  • 13:34 Oh, and @engadget's live page is down #
  • 13:40 @ctash Not sure what the full resolution of the screen is. They say pixel double for 'full screen' - but it looks like it isn't 'full'. #
  • 13:45 NYTimes app seems kind of cool, but I'm not going to sit and read a newspaper on a tablet. I cherry pick articles on my Droid in slack time #
  • 13:46 Yes, thanks everyone, the Engadget site is back for me - has been dropping out now and then. gdgt is working fine though, I have both up #
  • 13:51 @christin eptran What I mean is I read the articles based on my available time, when I can - so I'm not going to set aside time to tablet. #
  • 13:52 @christineptran My Droid is with me all the time, so it is convenient to read the NYTimes articles here and there - this wouldn't be. #
  • 13:53 Just thought of one possible interesting use - if the SlingPlayer Mobile app for iPhone runs on the iPad it might be a nice display. #
  • 13:55 OK, so it is an eReader, no surprise there. It'll really come down to what content is available, and how the screen is on the eyes. #
  • 13:56 ePaper displays, like on the Kindle and Nook, are VERY ea sy on the eyes. LCD/OLED style displays usually aren't as easy on the eyes. #
  • 13:58 @saschasegan My thoughts exactly. #
  • 14:00 WTF, Twitter just shut off my access to Lists mid-stream. #twitterfail #
  • 14:06 @geekgirls Glad I'm not the only one who doesn't see the point. #
  • 14:07 @Gartenberg Do you really think people are going to do extensive creation work on a tablet? Maybe if it has a stand and a wireless kb&mouse #
  • 14:10 RT @MichaelTurk: iPad: Unles s it comes with a robot woman, it won't be worth the price you're paying. #ipadslogans. #
  • 14:11 RT @geekgirls: After brief deliberation, Apple rebrands their new device the iGuessIDontReallyNeedThis #iPad #Fail #
  • 14:12 @pnkrcklibrarian ePaper is MUCH kinder to the eyes than a glowing screen, and the batter lasts much longer - not a real threat IMHO #
  • 14:14 OK, it DOES have 3G - he was saving that. #
  • 14:15 But it is with AT&T... #attfail. #
  • 14:16 At least it is cheap ($15/mo 250MB, $30/mo unlimited) and no contract. #
  • 14:16 RT @saschasegan: AND IT'S AN AT&T EXCLUSIVE!!!!!! #gearlog hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaauuugggghhhh ... #
  • 14:17 They're unlocked - but what frequencies do they support? T-Mobile 3G? #
  • 14:18 @jarod Not sure about that. #
  • 14:19 Pricing starts at $499 - that'd be 16GB with no 3G, of course. #
  • 14:21 So $499/$599/$699 for 16/32/64 WiFi only, add $130 to any model to get 3G. Ouch. #
  • 14:22 Keyboard dock, as expected. #
  • 14:24 Wait, from the photos you have to use it in portrait mode in the dock, no landscape? #
  • 14:26 @BetterWings No - he said data is $15/month for 250MB or $30/month for unlimited - or bring your own microSIM #
  • 14:26 @DaleDietrich I completely expected the keyboard. #
  • 14:27 To me this seems like Macbook Air Mk.II. Too expensive for what it does, which is too small in scope. Too big to be a portable like a phone. #
  • 14:27 And too limited in capabilities to justify the cost over a netbook, or full laptop, in the home. #
  • 14:28 I'm sure others disagree (OK, I KNOW some of you do from the DMs I've been getting. ;-) ) #
  • 14:28 @christineptran I think grandma would find a netbook easier to understand and use - and they cost a lot less. #
  • 14:29 @BetterWings There is BT - not sure if it supports tethering... #
  • 14:30 Can you use the iPad BT support to tether it to your existing phone for data? #
  • 14:31 @bjdraw $500 for the lowest end model, yeah. But that still seems like a lot for a glorified web browser and ereader. #
  • 14:32 @MichaelTurk Does it have a mic? iPod Touch doesn't. #
  • 14:33 No multitasking, no Flash, no camera, apparently no mic (so no phone calls/VOIP) - it is a big iPod Touch. #
  • 14:34 @MichaelTurk Hmm, does the Touch work with BT headsets? I honestly don't know. #
  • 14:34 @Gartenberg It has BT, that was mentioned. #
  • 14:36 @Gartenberg BT 2.1 + EDR #
  • 14:37 Oh, it does have a Mic, I missed that, thank's @MichaelTurk #
  • 14:38 @bjdraw The iPhone I think is a good value for a smartphone, I just don't like it personally. Their laptops are nice, but pricey for feature #
  • 14:39 @christineptran eink is better on the eyes than a lit display like this if reading is your main goal - Kindle or Nook would be better. #
  • 14:40 So is @blam going to stick an @iPad in his pants? #
  • 14:42 So, overall, meh. I'm underwhelmed - price is too high for what it is IMHO. And no expected Verizon su pport. No sale to me. #ipad #
  • 14:43 And the #iPad name jokes have already achieved heavy flow... #
  • 14:44 @bjdraw I wouldn't say that, I considered an Apple laptop with my last purchase but the lack of BD really eliminated it for me. #
  • 14:44 @NA9D I've owned two iPods, still use the second one, and if a 128GB Touch drops I'm buying one. #
  • 14:45 @FallenPegasus 3G is available for $130 more on all three models. #
  • 14:46 For the record I owned a 20GB iPod and own a 60GB now, and if they release a 128GB iPod Touch I'll buy one - 64GB is just too small now. #
  • 14:47 I like having my entire collection in portable form, and I'm bumping against 60GB hard now, might break down and get a 120GB iPod. #
  • 14:47 @jnievele No voice support, maybe a VOIP app? #
  • 14:49 I'm not Anti-Apple, they make well designed, pretty products. I like OS X - it is a pretty BSD UNIX. The iPhone is fine, just wasn't for me. #
  • 14:50 @bjdraw My laptop is my ONLY PC these days. I used to have a desktop for other things, but why bother now? #
  • 14:51 I really like the iPod a lot, always have. I just think the hype over their products is way out of proportion to what they really deliver. #
  • 14:51 @Andrea_Berman What format do you use? I ripped everything as 128kbps AAC, close to 16,000 tracks (all legal). #
  • 14:54 I know it is irrational, but it does grate on me that they call it a 'magical' device. There is nothing magical about, just good tech. #
  • 14:55 And don't get me wrong, the #iPad is a good looking product and it seems solidly designed and all, I don't think it is a bad product. #
  • 14:58 @bigepaz Do it! Join us on Android! :-) #
  • 14:58 RT @bigepaz: I'm not drinking the Kool-aid. I don't want one, and for the first time ever I'm actually considering defecting to Android. #
  • 15:00 Well, I REALLY need to go home now. I got stuck at work late enough that I figured I'd just wait a bit to watch the launch... #
  • 15:02 ...now I have an hour drive home and I'm ready to pass out right now. Wish me luck. ;-) #
  • 15:02 @BetterWings That's because it IS a super-sized iPod Touch. #
  • 15:03 @BetterWings I work 3rd shift - I've been up since 6PM yesterday. #
  • 15:03 @BetterWings I had a social thing with friends before work, work started at midnight for me. #
  • 15:06 Huh - iPad Camera Connection Kit includes an SD card reader. Can the #iPad use the SD card in the reader for storage? #
  • 15:06 @dandrzejewski Motorola Droid #
  • 15:08 When/if the price for the #iPad drops below $300, then I might be more interested. But still not sure when I'd really use it. #
  • 15:09 If it does n't fit in my pocket I'm not carrying it all the time, and at home I have a laptop, TiVo, PS3, etc, for media access, gaming, etc. #
  • 15:10 For someone who is just going to get the WiFi model to use at home there are 10" netbooks for less, with more power and storage. #
  • 15:12 But I suppose the netbook isn't as 'appliance like'. More powerful, but less simple. Maybe that's the appeal for some. Chrome OS competitor? #
  • 15:13 Right, anyway, really should shut up and hit the road. I'm very curious to see how the #iPad actually does in the market, can a tablet work? #
  • 15:40 @mhaithaca my laptop is my primary desktop #
  • 17:11 @scotttyrrell 64GB is too small, 128GB would be enough to hold my full iTunes collection #

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