Saturday, January 28, 2012

Are Smartphone Users Omniscient Creatures ?

Don't tell bullshit to a smartphone user, you'll look dumb
Today's topic is: Are Smartphone User Omniscient Creatures ?
Smartphone owners seem to be gifted with an encyclopedic knowledge about almost any topic you can imagine.
As soon as you say something they will happily contradict you by giving you some powerful example, still hot from the entrails of their smartphone, or will nod and confirm your words with a definitive "yes, you are absolutely right" after having discreetly consulted the wireless oracle.
The device acts like an natural extension of their brain, and in some sorry cases, an actual substitute.
Like St Thomas, they will only believe what their smartphone says.

So what is the answer to today's question ? I wish I had a smartphone to answer you !

Thursday, January 5, 2012

The great inconvenience of Google Latitude (tm)

Google Latitude can cause great inconvenience
So this week a colleague of mine showed me the new Android phone that he had just bought and I was amazed at the bigbrotheriswatchingyou-esque application Google Latitude which allows to track friends who have shared their location with you. With that amazing application you can track them and see where they are at any moment.
Of course you share your location only if you decide to do so, so you can only blame yourself if that application gets you into trouble or in any embarrassing situation.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year 2012 !

Switching between years is not that simple
Let's make things straight for once: the switch from one year to the next is not that simple.
Indeed, until now you've always thought that you just had to wait for the next year to come right ?
In reality, there's a great deal of negotiations and politics involved in switching between years.
Without entering into gory details I can tell you that it's really incredible that we've managed to switch smoothly and sequentially from one year to the other until this day, because as mentioned above, the switch is not that simple .
Anyway, we don't have to worry now, I mean we don't have to worry for 2012. Now, I cannot guarantee that the switch will be smooth or that it will even happen between 2012 and 2013.
We'll see, but it won't be that simple.

So happy new year 2012 !