42: The Ultimate Vanity Search
PrimeSense and Topsy, Apple's engineering talent and web services, reversible USB plugs, renewed hope for desktop Retina displays for the new Mac Pro, and Texas.
- FU on PrimeSense.
- Apple's acquisition of Topsy and speculation on why.
- Apple's possible difficulty in getting and keeping enough engineering talent, and how they might make bigger strides in web services.
- Which group wears the pants in a company?
- Marco's embarrassing FiOS support calls.
- How Apple's release and marketing schedule affects their web services.
- Methodologies and vocabularies.
- USB spec group will add a reversible connector, the history of terrible USB connectors (see also: Hypercritical #5 from around 45 minutes, Hypercritical #6 from around 9 minutes, and the entire rest of the series, too), Lightning epitomizing Apple.
- Dell renews hope for desktop Retina with the new Mac Pro, single big monitors vs. dual smaller ones, and higher-than-native resolution scaling on the Retina MacBook Pro (see also: Eye-Friendly).
- Waiting for a new technology to fully mature before switching, or adopting it earlier with tradeoffs and hacks.
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