I’m excited to be going to the National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas in a few weeks. Before I started a career in software sales (ahem, 25 years ago!) I lived a life as a radio disc jockey. These were the days before digital. Well, almost before digital. The radio stations I worked at used CDs, but I cut commercials on reel to reel tape. Yay for splicing! Over the past year and a half, I started my own internet radio station at home. I play classic rock 24/7, and I’ve learned a lot about how to produce a quality music stream. Now, at work, I’m investigating radio/podcasting for a SAAS product we’re spinning up. It’s exciting to be able to get back into the radio thing after being out for so long. I hope to learn a lot at NAB, and bring home some intel on hardware, software, and engineering tips.
If you use an iPhone, and you’re undecided on whether to upgrade to the latest version 6 handset, you might be persuaded by John Gruber. He’s a big time fan boy, but his hardware reviews are reliable. He’s not afraid to talk about what he doesn’t like about Apple products. In this article he spends time talking about the size of iPhone 6, and what form factor works for him. Your mileage may vary.
I’m staying with my iPhone 5s for now. It’s still relatively new for me, and it fits nicely in my pocket. For now, I don’t need the bigger screens on the 6 and 6 Plus. Most of my mobile computing occurs on my iPad Air which is the perfect balance between my iPhone and my Macbook Pro.
iOS 8 comes out later today, and I’ll likely mention my opinion on it in the next few days.
You are either in the iPhone camp or the Android camp. That’s what I’ve come to know over the past few years. There are disciples for each platform. What’s odd though, is when one former adherent converts to the other side. Oh, and he appears to like his choice too.
More and more, the uniqueness of iOS and Android becomes less obvious. Both platforms offer much of the same eye candy, and increasingly, share similar functionality. I’ve been an iOS user from the start, but have kept my eye on Samsung handsets for the past year or so. The closest I came to switching was last January, but, the tractor beam pull of Apple wouldn’t relinquish its grasp. I have an iPhone 5, and have not felt the need to move to the iPhone 5S.
Truth is, I’m waiting to see what Samsung comes up with next.
Use to be, the choices where around hardware specs. Now, it seems, the choices are around experience. As the months go by, differences between iOS and Android will become even more opaque.
There’s lots of books and articles written about how to hire and fire people, but not a lot is said about quitting.
Have you ever quit a job for other bigger opportunities? What happened when you told the boss? Did he try to keep you? Offer you more money? Show you the door? How did he react to the thought of you leaving?
If you employ people, it’s important to say goodbye the right way.