Apple…loosing the war !

Don’t know why everyone is taking an overdraft to buy an Apple IPad or an IPhone 5 . The latest iPhone is nothing but another iPhone 4 with another s added so it should be called Iphone4ss. A bigger screen, a faster processor,it  can now work on the LTE network all those  ‘features’ are quite frankly standard in today’s technology market. Apple could not have come out with anything less as the competitors namely Samsung already featured those specs on their Galaxy 3s and even Motorola HD had those features so really it’s nothing new or earth moving for the tech savvy person that would want to ditch their brand new phone and invest in the new iPhone. Sorry Apple I for one am not impressed and will not be caught with my wallet out buying the latest product. Frankly its Apple setting itself up for a bumper December market and you can bet their avid customers will trade, buy or give away their iPhone 4s for the latest Apple iPhone 5. 

Apple is now a cult rather than a technology pace setter that changes the way we do things. There are persons that must have the latest Apple product no matter what, not because of the tech but because its the latest gizmo to show off to your friends and in public…”see, look what I have the latest iPhone”…big deal ! 

When Steve jobs launched the iPod, iPad and iPhone and their subsequent generations later before his death you could see the forward thinking earth shattering technology shaping features that made you want to get the product because it was telling you that this is the new way to do a task that you were doing oh so laboriously. Who can forget FaceTime and Siri and transfer of media by just shaking the iPod or even iCloud just to name a few. Every new product had something technologically earth moving. Now all we get is speed and pixelated screens and LTE connectivity and a larger screen….. Ho hum. The other guys had that before so wake up Apple.

The armor of the great Apple is wounded by Samsung and no wonder the two are waging the biggest tech war since Neo in the movie Matrix. Apple knows that and so they are doing what Microsoft did and sue Samsung to prevent competition and its involvement in the tech arena. Microsoft lost so be very careful Apple. I would suggest you drop those petty charges and counter charges and focus on the core of your success and that was changing the way we did things. Apple led by Steve Jobs changed the way the world listened to music, bought music and movies, it gave new meaning to the word mobile. What happened to that Apple?  

Apple is loosing its moniker of shaping the future of technology to Samsung. Get to work Apple. Ever since Jobs died Apple died as well. Technology is suppose to change the way we see ourselves. It is supposed to take society to another level of thinking and doing things and in the process making our lives easier. Go back to the drawing board Apple. You are winning the battle but certainly loosing the war.

The Arab/US conflict….my thoughts

My thoughts on the Arab / US conflict:
Isn’t it funny….the producer, writer, director of the so called movie…Innocence of Muslims..is now hiding for his life. If he believed in the principles of freedom on which he made the movie why is he hiding? If he has a right to do the movie, then the Arabs have a right to protest. Freedom does not start and end on the West and East coast of North America. With freedom comes responsibility and with it is the respect of the freedom of others. Freedom is not for some people, it is for all people. Sadly man has used it as slavery and oppression. Martin Luther King said ‘Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.’ It may seem pointless to many why the outward behaviour of the few does not warrant rational thinking. When you insult the core of ones beliefs you are in fact insulting the core of his freedom and rational behaviour goes out the door. He is no longer a rational being similar to you standing face to face with a Bear. The crime cannot be defended by rational grounds. So once again the US finds itself in a precarious position of having to defend its core principle whilst holding out an olive branch to those whose freedom was offended. The old Jamaican saying that says what is joke to you is death to someone else cannot be more aptly applied. The Arabs are waiting for an excuse to fight the US and they just got it in a form of a silly movie. It’s all emotion. But there’s nothing wrong with emotion. When we are in love, we are not rational; we are emotional. When we are on vacation, we are not rational; we are emotional. When we are hurt, we are not rational; we are emotional. Human behaviour flows from emotion…and what are are seeing is emotion in motion.

Words to live by

Many times in our lives we are dropped, crumpled and ground into the dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way.
We may feel as though we are worthless. But no matter what has happened or what will happen you will never lose your value. Dirty or clean, crumpled or finely creased you are still priceless.
Deray Brooks.

Hell has no fury…….

 I thought I would respond to a recent article that says Barack Obama Promised A New Kind Of Politics, But Played The Same Old Game in the Huffington Post. The premise is that he said he would ‘change’ the temperature on the Hill and would enable both parties to work together for the common good.

When the ‘other side’ from day one decides that NOT working with the President is priority number 1 then tell me what did you expect 4 years later? Do you think the hill and the President are going to walk hand in hand singing kunba ya? Politics is not a game, its an earnest business and the RP and DP know this.

Modern day politicians have to be mongrels- they will eat anything and go after anything to accomplish their goal. Modern day politics is about the Democrat answer or the Republican answer as opposed to the right answer. So nothing will or has changed between those 3 waring houses! There is no middle way in modern politics.

As Harry Truman said, you want a friend in Washington, get a dog! Obama has learnt that now except he is still the eternal statesman trying to ‘bring both parties together’ without uttering the words of WAR! That trait to me is and will be his downfall. There are no friends in Washington. There are no compromise in politics. The Dems are the ones who will preach government is needed to make you richer, smarter and stronger. The Republicans is the party that say government does not work and gets elected and prove it.

But politics  these days is the purest form of entertainment and we the voters are sitting and watching the television where democracy is at its ugliest. Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a politician; did i just repeat myself here?