Remains of the Day: Microsophistry

Microsoft’s all over today’s remainders, mainly because I haven’t found a stain remover that will get it out yet. I kid, I kid. When a Microsoft-centric blogger breaks down and buys an iPad, we all win—except for all those Redmond folks getting Windows Phone 7 phones. Also a fashion don’t and a survey that will hopefully make you feel better about yourself. Run down the remainders for Thursday July 22, 2010.

I confess: I bought an iPad (and so far I love it) (ZDNet)

Noted Microsoft watcher Mary Jo Foley writes on her blog that she bought her first Apple product, an iPad; previously she’d avoided it because Apple users were “hostile and condescending.” If I went by that logic, here’s a (by no means complete) list of products and services I would never use: the subway, most comic book stores, several upscale restaurants, several high-end clothing chains, and Facebook.

Microsoft gives all employees a Windows 7 Phone (Twitter)

Speaking of the above Ms. Foley, she also retweets a comment from a Microsoft worker saying that the company is giving Windows Phone 7 handset to every employee. As I recall, the last time Microsoft gave free stuff to their employees was when they couldn’t figure out any other way to get rid of all those copies of Windows ME.

iPad-toting Syte Shirt redefines ‘multitasking’ (Engadget)

I realize that sometimes you don’t know what to do with your iPad when you’re just walking around. Hint: the answer is not to buy a $50 shirt that has a pocket on the front with a transparent window. No. It’s not a good way to meet people.

Survey: iPhone Owners Are Younger, Wealthier, & Happier with AT&T (The Mac Observer)

Well, I guess, uh, one out of three ain’t bad?

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