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Or so says the Chronicle of Higher Education, which notes that some students are reluctant to carry them because that wouldn’t be in keeping with their prolier-than-thou self-image. There’s definitely a show-offy aspect to them, but I can’t see this catching on….all negative feeling is out the window when it comes to sparkly Apple products.
Instapundit reviews, finds some things that weren’t so great but overall gives it a thumbs-up. I’m not sure whether I’ll get one since we already have an iPad in our household and I do plan to get a Kindle Touch (primarily for reading pre-1922 material).
Steve Jobs put off having a tumor removed for nine months while pursuing quack cures
in accordance with his wacky anti-science religious beliefs:
He tries to treat it with diet. He goes to spiritualists. He goes to various ways of doing it macrobiotically and he doesn’t get an operation,” biographer Walter Isaacson said in the interview.
Jobs deeply [...]
It’s horrifying to learn that Steve Jobs, for all his brilliance in some fields, was massively hostile to science. That decision probably shortened his life and may well have cost him a normal lifespan. When he first learned he had cancer in the pancreas, this Zen buddhist, like many another California celebrity, rejected conventional wisdom [...]
Giffords Standing Up and Using iPad. Amazing.
A very funny rant from earlier this month on the many, many reasons not to buy an iPad. Christmas giftees: return it! And buy something sensible.
The scarcest resource in life isn’t money, land, fresh water or gold. For singles under 25, the scarcest resource is sex, and for the rest of us it’s time. And [...]
College admissions offices, employers and divorce lawyers are now using social-networking sites against you. How afraid should you be? More in my other Sunday column.
Disney buried the ridiculous-looking sci-fi film “Surrogates” until the last possible moment, screening it for critics yesterday at 11 am. Bruce Willis in a floppy blond wig? Puh. Leeze. To my surprise, though, I liked the film — and it turns out there is an excellent reason for Willis’s absurdly fake look. I recommend the [...]
According to this, 90 percent of Twitter tweets are posted by the ten percent who are chattiest, and most of them are male. Interesting. Are guys more opinionated? Not really. Are guys more willing to make their opinions public? Possibly.
And sexy cyborgs are waiting to serve you at PopSci.com.« Previous Entries