Remains of the Day: Passive? Aggressive.
Passive-aggressive. It’s not always an either/or scenario: take Steve Jobs dishing truth on the fate of the Xserve and compare to an Adobe executive complaining about Apple’s attitude towards Flash. Then there’s T-Mobile trying to, what, horn in on iPhone sales? Nobody knows, least of all the remainders for Monday, November 8, 2010.
Xserve: Pour ainsi dire, personne ne les achetait (MacGeneration)
Yes, that’s French, and though Steve Jobs hasn’t begun writing his personal correspondance in the language of love, the latest alleged e-mail from the Apple CEO has surfaced at French site MacGeneration. In it, Jobs says that the reason behind the death of the Xserve was simple: “Hardly anyone was buying them.” Granted, that hasn’t stopped Microsoft from selling the Zune.
Next-gen iPhone displays may support touch with gloves on (Patently Apple)
The tea leaf readers at Patently Apple contend that the company’s next iPhone will feature multitouch displays that work even when you’re wearing gloves. Which is great news for those who live in cold climates, those who wear gloves at work, and Dr. No.
Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch has taken issue with the argument that Flash kills battery life, saying that any technology that is used to display items on the screen will have the same effect, and blaming Apple for “choosing to incite…and condone” a negative campaign against Flash. I mean, Adobe would never do something like that.
Apparently, GarageBand ’11’s Learn To Play feature can’t detect certain low notes on an acoustic guitar. The solution? “For best results, try using an electric guitar.” Somewhere, Jack Johnson is crying.
Why is T-Mobile selling an iPhone cable? (Engadget)
Interestingly enough, it’s actually a scratch-and-sniff cable. And it smells like desperation.