The Zen of Ambition

Published on Author Eli Fennell

ambition (n) – a strong desire to do or to achieve something, typically requiring determination and hard work. What are your ambitions? You should ask yourself this question every day when you wake up, and every night before you go to sleep. To each of us is given only a matter of decades at best… Continue reading The Zen of Ambition

Tablets and the Coming War for the Smartphone Carriers

Published on Author Eli Fennell

In the PC market, Apple Computers got there first, and got there big.  They were followed shortly thereafter by Microsoft and Windows, a licensed operating system rapidly adopted by virtually all Apple competitors.  Within a few years Microsoft dominated the market and Apple struggled to keep up. In smartphones, Apple again got there first, and… Continue reading Tablets and the Coming War for the Smartphone Carriers

Windows 8: A Failure to Communicate

Published on Author Eli Fennell

Microsoft has a problem with communication.  Specifically, they seem incapable of communicating with the consumer market of the post-PC world.  Vista was the first sign of this.  Even though Vista was a PC operating system, they pushed it on a market still comfortable that wasn’t ready to upgrade and didn’t like the product.  The failure… Continue reading Windows 8: A Failure to Communicate

Why Facebook Can Only Be Defeated By Facebook

Published on Author Eli Fennell

It’s pretty obvious, by now, that Facebook won’t be killed.  Google, Microsoft, Twitter, even Apple could and in some cases have thrown their best stuff at Facebook, and yet it keeps going.  Why?  One sentence: everybody I know is on it.  Very true. Everybody you know is on it.  Your best friends, your roommates, your… Continue reading Why Facebook Can Only Be Defeated By Facebook

Who Will Buy Twitter?

Published on Author Eli Fennell

Twitter’s been a surprising success story.  High numbers of inactive users once plagued the site, but no more.  A number of factors converged to make Twitter a success, such as its media appeal as a place for celebrities to make quick announcements or, in some cases, to declare their Adonis DNA. But Twitter has a… Continue reading Who Will Buy Twitter?

Google Books Needs a Lending Feature

Published on Author Eli Fennell

With news that Penguins Books ordered OverDrive Media Console to remove its ebook titles from digital lending libraries (these were later restored), including library eBook collections, there are renewed concerns about the future of eBook lending in libraries.  Will it continue, and if so, in what form? Penguin expressed concerns about security with OverDrive’s use of Amazon Kindle titles,… Continue reading Google Books Needs a Lending Feature

Why Google is Funding Mozilla Firefox

Published on Author Eli Fennell

There’s a lot of buzz around the fact that Google has committed to a three-year contract for nearly a billion dollars for Mozilla Firefox to retain Google as its default search engine.  Why would they do this, many wonder? Why would why a corporation like Google, with the number-two browser on the market, and the… Continue reading Why Google is Funding Mozilla Firefox

Dispatch From Skyrim: From the Desk of Archmage Snow Lion

Published on Author Eli Fennell

Greetings fellow citizens of Skyrim.  I’ve been playing since its release.  For those who’ve been living in a cave on Pluto, Skyrim is the fifth chapter in the iconic Elder Scrolls video game series by Bethesda Softworks.  Within a month of its recent release it won nearly every Game of the Year Award that can… Continue reading Dispatch From Skyrim: From the Desk of Archmage Snow Lion

Samsung’s Touchwiz Needs to Die

Published on Author Eli Fennell

Samsung has announced that their Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab 7-inch tablet will not be getting Android 4.0, a.k.a. Ice Cream Sandwich, the most anticipated Android upgrade in history, perhaps the only one anticipated widely outside of the technical chatter of Android nerd circles.  The reason?  They say it won’t work with their own Android User… Continue reading Samsung’s Touchwiz Needs to Die

Microsoft Office for iPad? Is Microsoft Insane?

Published on Author Eli Fennell

The folks at Microsoft have lost their minds, at least if the rumors are true that Microsoft plans to bring MS Office to the Apple iPad in 2012.  Why would they do anything so downright suicidal?  Do they want Apple to win?  If so, Microsoft Office for iPad is one way of ensuring they do.… Continue reading Microsoft Office for iPad? Is Microsoft Insane?

Microsoft Office for iPad? Is Microsoft Insane?