hartmut esslinger’s early apple computer and tablet designs: “designboom met hartmut esslinger shortly before his presentation in hong kong and in that occasion we were given the first book copy.
he introduced us into the strategic planning of apple and his personal friendship with steven jobs. in this article, designboom takes a
look back at esslinger’s designs of the early 80’s, where the images document prototypes, concepts and explorations of apple’s computers,
laptops and tablets.”
Eine Nation isoliert sich: Ab 2050 soll es in Deutschland nur noch klimaneutrale Häuser geben. Millionen Hausbesitzer müssen das Energiesparkonzept umsetzen. Doch bei Gebäudeisolierungen können erhebliche Probleme und Risiken auftreten.
"Es ist ein Milliardengeschäft: Mindestens 70.000 Euro müssen Eigentümer aufwenden, um ihr Haus energetisch zu sanieren. Doch ihnen fehlen verlässliche Angaben, welche Auswirkungen das hat." (DIE WELT)
"Mehrere Studien belegen einen höheren Energieverbrauch bei gedämmten Wohnhäusern. Die Ergebnisse sind besonders brisant, weil die Bundesregierung die Energieeinsparverordnung weiter verschärfen will." (DIE WELT)
If this is accurate, Samsung is on pace to pay Microsoft upwards of $2 billion to use Android this year. That’s Microsoft, not Google.
HTC, which barely made money last quarter after profit fell 57%, may be paying Microsoft around $500 million to use Android this year. That’s Microsoft, not Google.
Meanwhile, Microsoft is paying $1 billion to Nokia each year to ensure they keep using Windows Phone. This is the same Windows Phone operating system that Microsoft charges a fee for OEMs to use. Including Nokia.
Aside from Apple, the entire smartphone ecosystem is very fucked up.
Germany was an organizer of and is by far the largest contributor to the European Financial Stability Facility, which totals a staggering 726 billion euros ($924 billion). That number will rise and, when combined with earlier funds and loans, Germany’s share will easily exceed the country’s total annual federal tax revenues. Imagine the U.S. being willing to guarantee more than $2 trillion to bail out Mexico.
You often hear the argument that Apple will eventually be squeezed in their high-margin hardware businesses. That cheaper components will drive costs down and cheap products will win. But that “win” comes with an asterisk. It’s a short-lived win. Eventually, it will turn to a loss both figuratively and literally.
One of Apple’s strengths is the quality of their products, which allows for better margins. But their real strength is staying ahead of trends. Apple dropped “computer” from their name in 2007. They saw the writing on the wall. They still make computers, but they have long since become a secondary business massively trumped by other businesses (first the iPod, then the iPhone, now the iPad).
Update: As Jack Schofield points out, Dell actually did drop “Computer” from their name in 2003. The difference is that when Apple did it, they were actually becoming a different company. Dell was doing the same old — though they were thinking about getting into printers. Which is funny for an entirely different reason.
Dan Rodney’s List of Mac OS X Keyboard Shortcuts & Keystrokes: “I like to figure out the fastest way to do things. I hope these keystrokes help you to become the power user that lies within. They should work on most versions of Mac OS (10.7 Lion, 10.6 Snow Leopard, 10.5 Leopard, and even 10.4 Tiger). I’ll be adding more 10.7 Lion keystrokes, so check back!”
I have yet to touch this (or the Lumia 800 for that matter), but what was shown today immediately makes every Android phone look like shit. Well, the iPhone has done that for years. Even more like shit, let’s say.
This is how you need to make a phone in the post-iPhone world. I fully intend to try this phone out to see how it stacks up against the iPhone.
See, it’s not that hard. Make something that looks awesome with a clear attention to detail and people like me will want to try it out. Hopefully this quiets the notion that anything that’s not the iPhone will get no love simply because it’s not the iPhone. (Sadly, it won’t.)
The iPhone is a great product. To beat it, you need to be better than it. No one has done that yet — but even worse, it hasn’t looked like anyone was even trying until now.
Coincidentally, it was exactly 5 years ago today when the iPhone was first unveiled on stage during the Macworld keynote in 2007.
These structures were commissioned by former Yugoslavian president Josip Broz Tito in the 1960s and 70s to commemorate sites where WWII battles took place (like Tjentište, Kozara and Kadinjača), or where concentration camps stood (like Jasenovac and Niš).