This is a generals’ war. The rank-and-file at Apple and Google aren’t looking for battle, or even expecting it.

Posted at 1:10am and tagged with: apple, gruber,.

Really? Every WebOS, BlackBerry, and Android phone today ships with Flash? I didn’t know that. (Not to mention Windows Mobile 7, phones with which aren’t shipping until “holidays 2010”, and which apparently aren’t going to ship with Flash.)


If you’re thinking The Tablet is just a big iPhone, or just Apple’s take on the e-reader, or just a media player, or just anything, I say you’re thinking too small — the equivalent of thinking that the iPhone was going to be just a click wheel iPod that made phone calls. I think The Tablet is nothing short of Apple’s reconception of personal computing.

This is exactly the point that I was trying to make the other day. In order to craft the tablet Apple has to define why people would want to buy, Gruber has come closer than anybody I have seen to answering this question.

Posted at 12:30pm and tagged with: apple, mac, table, gruber,.

If you have not seen this you need to read it. Not the crap from Google, but Gruber’s thoughts on said crap.

Posted at 12:12pm and tagged with: google, gruber,.

Posted at 10:25am and tagged with: gruber, at&t, 3g, awesome, say it loud,.

AT&T 3G is without question faster than Verizon’s — when you get a 3G connection. The problem is that you often don’t get a connection, or you do and then it drops. It’s like bragging about how fast your car is when it isn’t in the repair shop.


On why Nokia failed where apple succeeds:

The answer is easy: Apple makes great products. The success of Apple’s retail stores isn’t based on any sort of tricks or upon the design of the stores themselves. The stores are well-designed, and they do use clever tricks to make them even better, but the foundation is the products. No gadget company can duplicate the success of the Apple Stores without products of similar caliber. Duh.

Posted at 6:17pm and tagged with: gruber, apple, nokia, technology, marketing, design, retail, business, common sense,.


Google Promoting the Droid on Google.com Homepage.

Because the google.com homepage is almost always ad-free, and space there is not for sale, I would call it the most valuable ad space on the entire Internet.

Luckily it’s not a loud blaring ad, but it is there.

via Daring Fireball.

Posted at 8:42am and tagged with: Links, google, droid, ads, gruber,.