Remains of the Day: We the people
The iPad joins the political process, Microsoft kicks its own legacy product to the curb, and the iPhone 5 of tomorrow may resemble the iPhone of yesteryear. In order to form a more perfect union, we do establish and ordain these remainders for Monday, March 7, 2011.
Reinventing your country’s government? There’s an app for—aw, never mind. Hungary is in the midst of writing a new constitution, and it’s being done on an iPad, because nothing says “official” like the most important document in your nation being written in Marker Felt.
The Internet Explorer 6 Countdown (Microsoft)
In my previous life as a Web developer, I held a special place in my heart for Internet Explorer. (That place? A torture chamber.) Now, no less than Microsoft itself is trying to do in IE6 by kicking off a worldwide effort to get the browser’s share below 1 percent, thus shifting users to newer versions of the software. Finally, a Microsoft effort I can really get behind: destroying Microsoft products.
iPhone 5 rumored going back to aluminum (Electronista)
Now that the iPad 2 has been officially announced, it’s time to move on to iPhone 5 rumors. This week’s whispers, courtesy of Taiwanese publication Economic Daily News, suggest that the next version of Apple’s handset will forsake the glass back in favor of an aluminum design more reminiscent of the original iPhone. Also reportedly gone is the controversial wraparound antenna, which will be scrapped and replaced with antennas hidden behind the Apple logo. Also hidden behind that logo? A death ray that automatically disintegrates anyone who utters the word “antennagate.”
Following on the heels of those trailblazing charter pilots, Delta is looking into replacing paper charts with iPads, pending FAA approval. Brings a whole different meaning to “Airplane Mode,” doesn’t it?
Rumor has it that Apple shipped more than 1 million of the new MacBook Airs in the device’s first full quarter of availability. Man, that is a lot of hot Air.