iPhil 3g

Posted by on Dec 20, 2008 in Uncategorized | No Comments

After years of resisting temptation, I finally succumbed and jumped on the iPhone bandwagon. This gadget geek has a new toy, and boy is it a beauty.

Apple iPhone 3g
Apple iPhone 3g

For years, I have been lugging around a cell phone and an iPod. The iPhone conveniently merges both into one pretty, and very usable package. The multitude of free apps and wi-fi capability are icing on the cake.

In addition to the standard social networking apps, like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, here are a few of my must-have apps:

If you have an iPhone or an iPod Touch, I would love to know which apps fall into your “must-have” category.

Oh, and I can’t end this post without making it very clear that I am still very much a PC, and not a Mac. As far as ad campaigns go, none have nauseated me more than the Apple Get a Mac ads. I have nothing against Macs, but Apple, with this series of ads, has shamelessly misrepresented Vista, while suggesting that their operating system – OSX – is essentially flawless.

Bjorn Lomborg: Hot air from Obama

Posted by on Dec 17, 2008 in Environment | No Comments

IN one of his first public policy statements as America’s president-elect, Barack Obama focused on climate change, and clearly stated both his priorities and the facts on which these priorities rest. Unfortunately, both are weak, or even wrong.

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Mark Steyn: Jews get killed, but Muslims feel vulnerable

Posted by on Dec 9, 2008 in Media | No Comments

Shortly after the London Tube bombings in 2005, a reader of Tim Blair, the Sydney Daily Telegraph’s columnar wag, sent him a note-perfect parody of a typical newspaper headline: “British Muslims Fear Repercussions Over Tomorrow’s Train Bombing.”

Indeed. And so it goes. This time round — Bombay — it was the Associated Press that filed a story about how Muslims “found themselves on the defensive once again about bloodshed linked to their religion.”

Tom Gross produced a jaw-dropping round-up of Bombay media coverage: The discovery that, for the first time in an Indian terrorist atrocity, Jews had been attacked, tortured, and killed produced from the New York Times a serene befuddlement: “It is not known if the Jewish center was strategically chosen, or if it was an accidental hostage scene.”

And, here’s the astonishingly obtuse feckless headline from that NYT article: Brooklyn Rabbi and Wife Caught in Attacks. An especially feckless example of agenda-driven propaganda, disguised as journalism, when, as Steyn reports:

The sole surviving “militant” revealed that the Jewish center had been targeted a year in advance.


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