Tag Archives: stupidity
Microsoft has now officially admitted that the Silverlight platform is a waste of time for users, deveopers, and practically everyone else, too. The company failed to make Silverlight compelling to anyone in any meaningful way and is scaling back their efforts to promote it, claiming now that that it's a "development platform for Windows Phone”, [...]
The latest article by Information Week's Senior Editor Paul McDougall is well written and cites example after example of Microsoft's incompetence and inability to gain traction in virtually every market they've tried their hand at recently. His article, "Microsoft Looking Like An End-Stage Company" is spot-on and well worth reading.
"If you aren't paying for the product, you are the product." It's unclear where that quote first originated but in the internet world, no truer words have been spoken. And that brings us to Facebook, where the users are the product. That's right, Facebook is a service, but the users are the product. More specifically, [...]
A security flaw is curently being exploited on Twitter, AKA The Confetti Of The Internet. Reportedly it's just blocking access to accessing user's Twitter home pages and also auto-retweeting the exploit code whenever you move your mouse over parts of the page. However, there have also been reports (not surprisingly) of the exploit being used [...]
Facebook announced that it will shortly launche a "Location Based Stalking Tool", err, I mean, "Product". This service will let everyone spy on your current location. In other words your stalkers will know where you are, and your local burglars and bad guys will know where you aren't. What could possibly go wrong?
Facebook users by and large have the inherent gullibility of a 2-year old. They'll fall for anything, which makes them the proverbial low-hanging fruit of the internet. The latest shiny thing they can be tricked into clicking on is the "Dislike Button", which of course is just another way to trick them into displaying their [...]
America Online, at one-time the largest ISP in the world, looks like it may be in its death throes. Once famous for mailing out millions upon millions of AOL subscription CDs*, the company recently reported some grim figures for profits that show AOL going from from a $90M net profit last year to a $1B [...]
With some businesses today, it's not enough that you succeed- others must fail. And nothing could be truer of that mindset than with Microsoft. Steve Ballmer recently showed this clearly through a comment he made about Apple's iPad. Basically, the comment boiled down to this: we measure our success by how badly you do, not [...]
That's right, iTunes has been fully hacked, and your account is quite possibly up for grabs, as are the details of your personal information and your credit cards. Wasn't the whole "We're-Apple-and-we-control-what-gets-into-the-App-Store" thing supposed to prevent this exact scenario? But it's worse than that.
An interesting tidbit from an article on eWeek, which bills itself as the magazine for "Enterprise Technology News and Reviews". In the article, reviewer P. J. Connolly covers the new version of the Safari browser, and gushes about its ability to upgrade itself without crashing. But the part that caught my eye was where she talked [...]