Remains of the Day: Beaming up the iPad

No, no, dodge the falling higway sign, you—oh, hiiiii. No, I haven’t been spending my entire day playing The Incident; why do you ask? Look, if I had, would I have been able to compile these wonderful tidbits for your enjoyment? Would you have heard Larry Ellison dish on HP, or Star Trek designers talk about the iPad? I think not. So sit down and dig into the remainders for Tuesday, August 10, 2010.

Oracle chief faults H.P. board for forcing Hurd out (New York Times)

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, never one to mince words, had the following to say about HP sacking CEO Mark Hurd: “The H.P. board just made the worst personnel decision since the idiots on the Apple board fired Steve Jobs many years ago.” Larry, Larry, Lary—Hurd’s just one guy, okay? It’s not like HP is leaking personnel.

The man who designed the Pre is the latest to leave Palm/HP (TechCrunch)

Okay, make that two guys.

How Star Trek artists imagined the iPad… 23 years ago (Ars Technica)

Ars Technica talks to Michael Okuda, Denise Okuda, and Doug Drexler, who worked on production art for Star Trek: The Next Generation about the iPad and its resemblance to the show’s PADD tablet device. I think this calls for a song.

Don’t be ugly by accident! (OkCupid)

While crunching the numbers on its profile picture attractiveness, Internet dating site OkCupid also discovered that 30-year-old iPhone owners—both men and women—have on average had more sexual partners than Android or BlackBerry users. Ironic, given that the iPhone has spent its entire existence in a monogamous cellular relationship with AT&T.

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