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The music industry must think again

August 31, 2009

For thousands of years music was a purely live experience. Either you were there to hear it or you weren’t. Excepting a few oddities, the first mechanical device capable of recording and reproducing music was invented by Thomas Edison in 1877.

So the late 19th century saw the beginning of the recorded music industry (history). Is the beginning of the 21st century witnessing its end? I think so. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Windows 7: first look – quite impressed

August 11, 2009

I have steered well clear of Windows Vista. I managed to buy one of the last PCs with Windows XP MCE installed – in fact that’s what I’m using now. I’ve advised friends, colleagues, clients and even people in pubs I’ve never met before to stick with XP and not move to Vista. It has a reputation as a memory and processor hog, and Microsoft continued to indulge their corporate passion for moving menu items around just when everyone had worked out where to find them!

So it’ll come as a shock to those of my friends who had put me down as a luddite who was going to stick with XP until hell froze over to find that I’ve downloaded and installed the Windows 7 release candidate (RC). Admittedly not onto my main machine, but onto the spare PC in my office.

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Grappling with an iPhone

July 23, 2009

Well it had to happen, didn’t it? My getting an iPhone I mean.

Here am I, a technology marketer; how could I continue to have any credibility with my peers (or even my neighbours frankly) if I didn’t get one?

I had been a loyal Vodafone subscriber (and still am for my personal phone), and have never really rated O2. Had Vodafone offered iPhone contracts then I’d probably have moved before. But when my new boss said, “You need to have a mobile device, would you like a Blackberry or an iPhone?” the choice was not hard. Even better ’cause they’re paying for it.

I’ve had my 3G S for a week now, and while I’m definitely impressed, it has some drawbacks compared to the HTC Artemis (P3300) that I have been using for nearly two years.

What’s good about the iPhone?

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