John Paczkowski

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QOTD: A Touchscreen Phone? Feh.

“It was very early days, and no one really knew anything about the touchscreen’s potential. And it was an expensive device to produce, so there was more risk involved for Nokia. So, management did the usual. They killed it.”

Former Nokia employee Ari Hakkarainen on the fate of an iPhone-esque touchscreen phone the company prototyped in 2004


Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work