Gizmodo : WWHB? (What Would Hookers Buy?): “It’s natural to consider, when buying a new piece of consumer electronics, ‘How would a high-class call girl rate this product, and would she recommend it highly?'”
Such a girl has reviewed this in car DVD player, and finds it good.
Dabs, unfortunately, discovered that they weren’t going to be able to get the iPaq 4700 for around a month. To their credit, they were honest enough to say so, and to suggest cancelling and going elsewhere, rather than pushing or lying to keep the order – counts in their favour for future orders. (Actually, already ordered from them again, since they’re offering a 1Gb SD card for £55.)
I’ve now placed an order with Clove, who are confident they can get one to me next week. We shall see. I actually ordered by phone, which is something I’ve not done since this Internet thing started catching on.
Wired 12.10: If You Secretly Like Michael Bolton, We’ll Know: “A proud nerd puts her prefrontal cortex on the line to discover why brain mapping is the new trend spotting (and the hottest trend in brain science).”
So there you are. If you want to know if you’re cool, go for a brain scan.
Summary: I’m moving over to the Dark Side. After using Palms for the last few years, and really enjoying them, I’m making the jump to Windows Mobile (/Pocket PC/Whatever). Why? So nice of you to ask. Read on…
Long ago, I used to have Psion devices. I had an Organiser II, then a Series 3, then a Series 3a 512k, then a Series 3a 2Mb, and finally a Series 5. The Series 5 was nice, but it failed on a couple of points to me. It was a bit big and heavy, and it just felt too breakable. I didn’t feel like I dared carry it around everywhere.
BBC – Weather Centre – About BBC Weather – Michael Fish: “‘I was the first to present satellite pictures. At the beginning they were biked over from Bracknell and had the coastline drawn on by felt-tip pen. They were clipped to a music stand with broken magnetic strips and pointed at using a knitting needle from the Co-op!'”
Michael Fish ends his legendary rain (har har) as a BBC Weatherman.