About Adam

Adam Stout works in the technology field and is currently located in San Diego, CA.




Recent Entries


Do you Care?

Posted: Jul 12, 2010
I was flipping through some news the other day and read a story about how a BestBuy employee was expecting to be fired after releasing a video which in didn't mention BestBuy, didn't he was an employee of BestBuy, and didn't even mention his name.  For this, I figured I should at least watch the video since he gave up his job for it.

This classic tale tells the story of an typical Apple customer asking for an iPhone and can't tell you why or listen to any evidence that the iPhone isn't the greatest thing ever.  Well worth the three minutes to watch it.

On a related note, if you don't watch Futurama, you should.  The last episode, "Attack of the Killer App" was awesome.  They really got the essence of the nonsensical hype that is apple.

This isn't the best part, but I love the observations that since it is Twitter and not Tweeter, a message isn't a tweet, it is a twit, right?

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iPad Printing

Posted: Apr 17, 2010
iPad Printer
In case you got home with your new iPad and then realized that you can't really do much with it, there is some hope.  Although Apple doesn't think you need to be able to print anything anymore (they are very forward thinking remember), HP has created a new all in one printer/scanner/copier that is compatible with the iPad.  While not officially supported by Apple, it is your best option for printing from your iPad.

Enjoy your iPad!!!
Lots of blue boxesThe iPad has now been released now and as "neat" as it is, I'm not sure why people are putting down $500 to $1000 for a new device that doesn't replace anything and just sets you up to spend more in the future.  Lee Brimelow, a Platform Evangelist at Adobe put together a great graphic demonstrating the "entire" web that Apple delivers.  One point that he hit in his rant against Apple is this, "APPLE DOES NOT WANT THE FLASH PLAYER TO PERFORM WELL. They donít want you to go to Hulu or play Flash games because they worry that you wonít buy their apps."

I'm really not sure why people think Apple is so great, they are all about restricting choice, limiting functionality, and above all crushing their competition by any means possible (except of course by letting consumers decide).

For those of you who are planning on buying a new iPad, here is what you have to look forward to...

If you have a few minutes, I recommend reading Lee's article.