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Not Waiting In Line For An iPhone

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For the record, I am NOT standing in line at my local Apple store waiting to purchase an iPhone 4S.

I’m an Apple fanboy, but not to that extreme.

Anyhow, what’s with all these people having time to go wait in lines.  I have a job. I’m required to be places…well, in my home office, anyway.  I’m expected to get stuff done.

How am I going to get anything done standing in line to buy a new iPhone that I don’t need in the first place.

I just got through downloading the iOS 5, which took me several hours on Wednesday.  I’m still trying to figure out what that whole thing was all about.

I like the new messages feature. But man, did it mess up sending my applications all over the place.

So if I buy the iPhone 4S, can I make my applications go back to where I had them situated originally?

It’s kind of like your Mac or Windows desktop just deciding to go on the fritz and then put your icons wherever they darn well please.

And speaking of Windows, I signed up to attend Dell World online the other day.  Even though it’s going on right here in Austin, the Web site proudly told me they were sold out, and that if I wanted to attend, I’d have to do so online.

That’s okay, I don’t like leaving the Turbo cave and would rather attend virtually anyhow.  So I sign up, and yesterday morning catch a good chunk of Michael Dell’s keynote, which wasn’t bad.

But then, when I tried to watch any more of the content, including Steve Ballmer’s keynote about Windows this morning, I was locked out.

Great, so tell me I can’t attend the physical event, then invite me to the Webcast, then lock me out of everything but Michael Dell’s keynote.

That’s some brilliant digital marketing, Round Rock.  I hope you had yourselves a wonderful event.  And oh, by the way, I’m writing this post on a Dell Latitude E4300, which has become one of my favorite computers.

And this just in…According to Reuters, U.S. securities regulators have formally asked public companies for the first time to disclose cyber attacks against them, following a tear of high-profile Internet crimes.

Sounds like a great idea in principle, but I wouldn’t expect to see a line of people out in front of the SEC anytime soon.

Nobody wants to admit to their security dirty laundry.

Written by turbotodd

October 14, 2011 at 5:29 pm

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