Yup, PAO was there, watching someone else liveblog, so that we can unblog this event for you. WWDC is the Why Would Devices Crap event – a very exciting thing for the past several years Apple announces amazing things like Iphone Nanos and Ipods and Macbooks oh my.
News is crushing the wire right now about how much it SUCKED this year. The “new” Iphone, aka, 3Gs – not to be confused with multiple “old” iphones 3G’s, is a whole big pile of baloney. Its faster and it has a compass. Otherwise, its no nano, it has no new buttons, no front-facing camera, is not a tablet, cannot dispense pez, or do anything else cool.
Hell, Steve Jobs never even appeared. He was there and just never decided to get on stage – rumor has it, he had a Palm Pre and was playing some wicked apps on it. Why read the interwebs when its all a big pile of donkey crap? Here at PAO, we are going to have say BOO and wait for the actual Iphone Nano to come out. We thought they’d slip it in there today but not yet, I guess its still a bit shakey.
And there’s one more thing. AT&T – unable to provide MMS support for the phone. Still. Hey ATT, you had MMS for POS phones like 9 years ago – how is it possible you cannot do it today? So lame.
To summarize this event – PAO says – don’t be a sucker.
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Twitter just went through an awful 24-hour stretch. It included taking away a feature some people loved, probably being misleading about it, getting a huge amount of backlash, halfway bringing the feature back, and getting railed by the press for it all — with bouts of downtime mixed in for good measure.
This is hardly the first time Twitter has had everyone up in arms, and it won’t be the last, but it’s pretty astonishing how the company seemed to solve one problem by creating two more. Sure, it’s easy to play desk-chair quarterback, and probably a bit unfair — but it’s also fun, and a good cautionary tale, so let’s do that.
Here’s how the past 24 hours at Twitter went down:
BOSTON (Reuters) – Online classified site Craigslist will replace its “erotic services” ads with a new adult category following pressure by state authorities after the murder of a masseuse who advertised on the site.
The “erotic services” section will end within seven days and be replaced by an “adult services” category where advertisements will be individually screened by Craigslist staff, Craigslist said in a statement on Wednesday.
The measures could set a precedent for similar sites, said Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, who led a 40-state task-force on Craigslist and campaigned publicly for tighter controls on the San Francisco-based service.
“Closing the erotic services section, a blatant Internet brothel, should lead to other blocking and screening measures, and set a model for other sites, if Craigslist keeps its word,” he said.
While the yanks are sniveling about Swine Flu, across the pond an even more serious public health concern is ravaging the United Kingdom. A virulent strain of Writer’s Block has infected vast swaths of the population. The UK Department of Health has issued a warning that Writer’s Block may infect more than half of all writers, but that cyber bloggers are at over 90% infection rate due to their frequent and often unprotected contact with the blogosphere.