Friday, September 24, 2010

I almost sold my soul to Apple

Thats right, I almost purchased an ipad. I wanted an ebook reader, email device and the mobility with a larger screen. (As discussed in previous posts on this blog)

What I did buy was a Zenithink. A what? A Zenithink.

Why did I do that you ask versus the iPad? Simply price (Value) I spend $250 delivered versus the entry level iPad. Have I got your attention? I recieved it yesterday night so I have not had it long. Yet long enough to say I am happy with the money I spent. Here is what I have discovered.

First of all, I had a chance to play with Joddey's iPad tuesday so I had a good chance to compare (However not side by side)

The bad first
1. The Zenithink is not multitouch. (it does not recognize two fingers at once doing picture enlargements or shrinking)
2. It is plastic (I think the iPad has metal on back)
3. Battery is 4 hours maybe a bit longer (However under heavy use)
4. You have to do some teching to get the Android marketplace.
5. No 3G built in. (IE mobile data via cellular) It does have wifi.

The good
1. Has a flash drive built in.
2. Will play flash video's (On web, many sites have this)
3. Has USB ports for external flash drives, camera's and such.
4. Uses Android.
5. Not an Apple
6. Cost
7. Screen is really pretty good. iPad may be a bit clearer. Not much.
8. Recieved in 3 days from provider ( (Not paid advertisement)
9. Pretty intuitive to use
10. Great Apps

Quote I found on line.. "Yea though I walk through the valley of Google I shall fear no Apple... "

Monday, September 20, 2010

Nana and the exploding Potato?

Jenifer ask Nana if she should poke holes in the potatoes. Guess she got the answer WRONG!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

They wouldn't do it if it didn't work?

Yes they would! Many times companies believe that they are doing things because it is the best way, the easiest way or gets results. However it becomes more and more clear that either they are not measuring results (Processes or other)or they are measuring the wrong things.

It goes back to the daughter and the ham. (I think I have told this story before)

Mom, why do we cut the ends off the ham?
(Mother) because Grandma did it.
(Daughter to Grandma) Grandma, why do we cut the ends off the ham? Because Great Grandma did it
(Daughter to Great Grandma) Great Grandma, why do we cut the ends off the ham?
(Great Grandma) Because the pan was too small!