Tag Archives: Apple

I have an iPad!

24 Jul

Apple iPad

Yes, I have given in to my desire to own a shiny new thing, originating from the folks in Cupertino (read: Apple Inc.). Although I’m usually not an early adopter, in this case I wanted to make an exception. This really seems to be an entirely new class of devices, much like the personal computer was in it’s time. And having played with it for a day, I can wholeheartedly agree with that statement.

While the PC made computing devices available to small business, the iPad and what undoubtedly will follow as much improved versions of this device will introduce computing power to our personal lives, to entertain and delight us. Yes, this is an entertainment device, primarily, not a device to assist us in getting work done.

On the other hand, devices like this will make it very clear to employers that keeping your workforce happy, instead of squeezing every effort out them by demanding a performance-by-the-clock, will engage the workers to do more, take more responsibility, simply by offering a great experience to work in. I can only hope the daily grind will soon be a thing of the past. Everything that requires thinking should be done in an environment that fosters thinking. Sitting behind a device that, in its core, is just an typewriter is neither inspiring, nor fun.

Both fun and inspiration are at the core of devices like the iPad, which help us to think past the here and now, and come up with original ideas and solutions that distinguishes your company from the competition. Nowadays there is still the tendency to copy the successful, instead of trying to find alternatives that might work just as well, or even better.

We can only hope.

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Beardus Maximus fan art, day 36

10 Nov

Yes, creating your own Hackintosh is a lot of fun, until Apple spoils it by disabling the Atom processor in its latest build of Snow Leopard, 10.6.2.

Beardus Maximus fan art, day 36

This drawing is made to support the sale of the collected trade comic book of PC Weenies, a webcomic by Krishna Sadasivam for Geeks and people who can tolerate them.

Krishna grows a beard in response to a challenge from his fellow comics creators, while he doesn’t like a beard. Read more about it, and how you can support the artist in this post on his blog. For each copy of the trade comic book “Rebootus Maximus” sold through the website Krishna won’t shave for a day. Let him look like a hobo and freak out his wife, who is on family visit for a few months in India.

That is all.

Beardus Maximus fan art, day 33

7 Nov

While everyone is expecting a tablet PC from Apple called “Slate”, in reality Apple has been working in total secrecy on a sleigh, called “Sleigh”. Here is an artist’s impression of a leaked pre-release version of Apple Sleigh.

Beardus Maximus fan art, day 33

The dogs aren’t real dogs, but robot-powered iDogs.

This drawing is made to support the sale of the collected trade comic book of PC Weenies, a webcomic by Krishna Sadasivam for Geeks and people who can tolerate them.

Krishna grows a beard in response to a challenge from his fellow comics creators, while he doesn’t like a beard. Read more about it, and how you can support the artist in this post on his blog. For each copy of the trade comic book “Rebootus Maximus” sold through the website Krishna won’t shave for a day. Let him look like a hobo and freak out his wife, who is on family visit for a few months in India.

That is all.