Game consoles - power and/or mobility?



What is the difference between a PC and a game console like the X-Box 360 these days?

Consoles used to be simple - you just pop the disc/cartridge in and it works. These days, there is not much difference anymore. Big desktop consoles are very much like big desktop computers and handheld consoles are quite similar to handheld computers/PDAs. Having two of each seems like such a waste of resources.

The limits of mobility



Ok, not really mobile technology related no matter how I try to put it, but still a funny photo taken with my camera phone.


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Blackberry spotted!



I actually spotted a Blackberry today. An American at the airport in Munich was thumbing away at one while waiting for a flight. First time I have ever seen one in real life. These mythical devices that people in GSM/GPRS deprived countries are rumoured to be using. A thumb-board instead of a keyboard and a very unimpressive LCD screen. But Americans really seem to be using them.

The joy of flying



First you cue to the self-service check-in automate. Then you cue to the check in desk to actually get a boarding card and not just an error message. Then you cue to the security check. Then you cue to the gate. And then, finally, you get to squeeze yourself into that tiny leather seat (yes, Lufthansa) and enjoy the in-flight chicken without moving your elboes.