Some Sunday morning reading to share.
Randall Stross in the NY Timessays AT&T is taking it on the chin even for some of the network woes caused by the iPhone's design. So, a network that admits it has can't handle all the business it acquires by advertising it's so good, will take lumps rather than addressing the problem? Fake Steve Jobs does a great fake post reporting on a conversation with AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson about the issues. Something tells me this isn't so fake. These guys are great bamboozlers and should be in politics. Probably would if it paid better.
Nokia is sinking and keeps making noise that it is only temporary. This line in this NY Times piece stands out. "Apple is made for the common man. It’s more for Joe Six-Pack than techno-geeks. But we understand Joe Six-Pack too." If they are depending on Joe Six-Pack, the sinking will continue. But then again the cool toys for geeks (otherwise known as Beta Hardware) can't continue at this pace.
Sightings and Tweets about the Google Phone have everyone excited this weekend. Why do we keep getting excited about Beta Hardware?
Lots of words being written about the Nook from Barnes & Noble. All point to problems with version 1. (What was I saying about Beta hardware?) Judie Lipsett is not happy with her new purchase and her blogging about it should make someone take notice.
Publishers are wanting to fight back against cheaper eBooks. Took them awhile, didn't it?
The Feds are following Twitter looking for bad guys and bad behavior. Why is this news? Anyone can follow Twitter. Isn't that the point?
The salary czar is putting the kaboosh on some big paydays for some banks and automakers that we now own. As an owner, I'm glad to see it.
So, a Best Man at a wedding rigs up the newlyweds' bed to Tweet during the honeymoon.
And if you're interested, here are my predictions for 2010.