Ha, yeah, Cabe, my thoughts exactly. I didn't realize that not only are people still buying them, but also Apple is still updating them! OK, I guess I did know that, but they do seem a bit obsolete now with the age of the smartphone.
With Kids these are a hit. It gives them all they need as they do not need a phone yet & even as they become teenagers and want a phone the monthly cost of a smartphone are to high for a kid to pay the fees. (yes, I know I am old school here I make my kids pay for their own phone once they get one)
We have 5 of these in our house 1 for each kid and 1 for me. They have virtually eliminated all the hand held gaming devices (DS style devices).
Not evereyone has jumped on the data plans for smartphones. Some of us still use the "old school" phone only device. I use my iPod daily to listen to music or check emails, etc. Battery lasts much longer than my coworkers smartphones. Walk by any desk and you'll see their smartphones tethered to a charging cable. My phone lasts 6 to 8 days between charging and the ipod will last for three or four days listening to music or other simple tasks.
The promise of the Internet of Things (IoT) is that devices, gadgets, and appliances we use every day will be able to communicate with one another. This potential is not limited to household items or smartphones, but also things we find in our yard and garden, as evidenced by a recent challenge from the element14 design community.
If you didn't realize that PowerPoint presentations are inherently hilarious, you have to see Don McMillan take one apart. McMillan -- aka the Technically Funny Comic -- worked for 10 years as an engineer before he switched to stand-up comedy.
The first Tacoma Narrows Bridge was a Washington State suspension bridge that opened in 1940 and spanned the Tacoma Narrows strait of Puget Sound between Tacoma and the Kitsap Peninsula. It opened to traffic on July 1, 1940, and dramatically collapsed into Puget Sound on November 7, just four months after it opened.
Noting that we now live in an era of “confusion and ill-conceived stuff,” Ammunition design studio founder Robert Brunner, speaking at Gigaom Roadmap, said that by adding connectivity to everything and its mother, we aren't necessarily doing ourselves any favors, with many ‘things’ just fine in their unconnected state.
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