Sent: Thursday, October 09, 2008 8:03 AM
Subject: Con doesn't mean they don't do anything
Congress members should wear uniforms
like NASCAR drivers, so we could
identify their corporate sponsors.
Also… If con is the opposite of pro, then is congress the opposite of progress?
Some good insights into the software platform, Android.
Me unpacking the G1.
Benefits and drawbacks just like the iphone too. Overall, I'd never go back to an average cellphone -ever. I do a lot online communicating though via social sites, send a lot of text messages and manage nearly all my appointments and contact information online. With Android being built for this online environment, all of these go extremely well.
Making calls is a freaking breeze; Message status indicators are simply awesome.
I had T-mobile already so I got one heck of deal on the price of the phone. It really feels like a minicomputer -I'm sure the iPhone feels this way too.
"We are born to learn, but somewhere along the way many of us pick up the idea that we must be taught in order to learn. We think that if someone doesn't stand up in front of us and talk to us with either a chalkboard or PowerPoint slides, we cannot learn. We must regain our sense of wonder and our desire to learn." --R.Tennant, "Strategies for Keeping Current," Library Journal, 9/15/2003, p.28.
"As part of this change, we're moving previously auto-added contacts back into Suggested Contacts. Only contacts that you've edited, imported or added to a group will remain in My Contacts. This will provide everyone with a clean slate and, we hope, a better point for syncing contacts with mobile devices (for example with Android). We'll be rolling this change out to everyone over the next few days."
Today I have received four of the same message texted to me from the email address firstname.lastname@example.org. It reads thus:
"(You gotta hear this) Call 641-715-3900 then ext. 21657 wow, reality check. After you listen to it, send it, you know someone who needs to hear it."
This is bugging the hell out of me because 1.) I don't like unsolicited text messages or advertising and 2.) I *especially* don't like unsolicited religious text messages. It isn't from a website I've put my phone number in because the rest of my family has been receiving them all morning too (one woke me up, by the way, which is part of the reason I'm angry.) I looked for an option to block it in my phone (a blackberry 7250), but I think it's a bigger problem than that since my parents are receiving them too.
"But the best thing, in my mind, about Gmail on Android-powered phones, is the way email is deeply integrated with other applications. For instance, let's say I'm browsing the web, reading my favorite tech blog. When I come across a post that I'd like to share, I can simply press and hold my finger down on the link and then choose "share" to immediately create an email with that article's web address. The tight integration with Contacts on the device then allows Gmail to suggest contacts based on the first letters I type."