Thursday, May 23, 2013

The Shores of Troy

 Do you know what there's, waiting. beyond that beach. It's immortality, take it, it's yours!

- Achilles, aka Brad Pitt

Sunday, May 19, 2013

How does 30 million new Americans get Health Insurance

I thought Obamacare will tax the upper-middle class to paid for new doctors for the lower-middle class.

Then, I heard that actually the Affordable Heath Act will re-shift unnecessary Medicar(e) - Elderly - procedures and only require slight retraining of same # of doctors.

Which is it? or both?

Monday, May 6, 2013

Losing Contacts on a Phone is still Quite a Possibility

Given the four major ways to store contacts on a phone:

1) internal phone memory
2) SIM card/Micro-SIM
3) MicroSD Card
4) Cloud
     a) Phone manufacturer cloud
     b) if distributed device OS, then platform cloud (ie. Google cloud)
     c) Network cloud

&& possible different interpretations of the atomicity of a contact
1) email address stored in cloud (for user 1)
2) phone # store only in internal phone memory (for same user 1)
3) different views on contacts in cloud/device (ie. "All Contacts" vs "My Contacts")
4) different accounts in the same cloud

It's no wonder that contacts are still getting lost. :-}

6 key hitting points for a mobile phone

A good phone needs to do the below well to thrive:

1) watching videos (youtube - best in 4G)
2) taking pictures/videos (good camera, download later)
3) websites/apps (large screen)
4) messaging (large reception map)
5) information utility (any phone, just good design)
6) maps/directions

maybe more, but that's what I can think of (in terms of functions)

Sunday, May 5, 2013

5 paradigms of google glasses (in current implementation)

1) semi-active heads-up display - on basic funtions (hands free, ie. checking restaurants in nabe w.o looking down, etc)
2) active heads-up display (interactive with environment: maps, directions, mechanic fixing car, recording ..)
3) passive heads-up display (outside of context of immediate physical space: ie. working out while watching tv)
4) translator ("how do you say"? What did that German guy say?)
5) inverted meeting (instead of seeing each other's faces, you see what they see in real-time)