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40: A Look At Mail In Cyberdog


  so in the news this week it seems that he does one of the things that's come up [TS]

  it seems like this is the week I don't know maybe it's just me maybe just what [TS]

  I read this week but it seems like this is the week where everybody is sort of [TS]

  come to the conclusion that Windows 8 is failure [TS]

  yeah I was actually thinking about that too and it's not that it's not that [TS]

  literally nobody is buying it at all [TS]

  not a Vista times a hundred million people have bought or something like [TS]

  that yeah a large number of people but it seems to me that you know this is one [TS]

  of those things where Microsoft s too not just kind of approach expectations [TS]

  but has to far exceed expectations in order to be thought of as really doing [TS]

  well and you know Windows Phone is a is a similar example and I posted about [TS]

  this many times which is you know that's not this is not a place where they can [TS]

  just do okay this is so important to the future of Microsoft that just doing ok [TS]

  is is a massive failure here and in only huge success would be you know is the [TS]

  only acceptable solution there so i i think thats exactly what we're seeing is [TS]

  that it's it is pretty good and it's pretty popular but that's just not good [TS]

  enough especially as you know the PC market itself heads into the into the [TS]

  toilet basically and in the future of what you know what you know if this [TS]

  trend holds up the shift to tablets and mobile devices you know the share of [TS]

  Windows on those devices is you know single-digit or low double-digit [TS]

  that's not going to work for the best for the biggest software company in the [TS]

  world you know they can sure that they have the enterprise business and and all [TS]

  that sort of stuff which which could very well be a large profitable business [TS]

  for Microsoft but hard to see that being as big or as dominant as Windows was you [TS]

  know now more than ten years ago [TS]

  yeah and I i think i kind of I nailed half of it two years ago when they first [TS]

  announced Windows 8 [TS]

  wrote a piece about how it's the title but some about how it was a bad idea to [TS]

  compete against the iPad and my argument and I think has proven to be exactly [TS]

  right is that the appeal of the iPad is is largely based on all of the things [TS]

  that it can't do because it makes it so simple and having a system where you [TS]

  have all the complexity of windows and a simple interface over there to the side [TS]

  isn't gonna do it and I think that's proven right now only and that but [TS]

  that's only really half the story which is that Windows 8 wasn't going to be [TS]

  competitive against the iPad in this new space of tablet devices the part that I [TS]

  didn't think about and it just died I just never really occurred to me was [TS]

  that it was going to also proved unpopular as a PC operating system for [TS]

  people using it on desktops and traditional laptops right which actually [TS]

  makes complete sense when you think about it i mean you know my my the [TS]

  reason I still do all my work on a Mac and iOS is that there are certain [TS]

  functions that lend themselves very well having a keyboard and trackpad shifting [TS]

  between many windows at a time being able to go and look at an old email [TS]

  while I'm writing a new email those are things that I OS does very poorly and [TS]

  that the Mac still does extremely well and I certainly wouldn't want to run iOS [TS]

  on my Mac at least not anytime soon so I could see how that would kind of cloud [TS]

  the windows experience to rate now is that metro or what you know what used to [TS]

  be called Metro isn't really something you want on your desktop and all Windows [TS]

  is definitely not something you on your tablet so I just never really thought [TS]

  about that other half of the story and the thing that I keep seeing I've seen a [TS]

  couple of stories this week and I believe it is that a lot of people get [TS]

  it and honestly they have trouble putting their computer to sleep or [TS]

  turning the computer off because they can't figure it out because the only [TS]

  thing they've ever known what to do is go to the start menu [TS]

  you and that's where you go to shut down and it's it's actually that all you know [TS]

  everybody used to make fun of it is how do you shut down Windows computer go to [TS]

  the start menu right which is kind of linguistically counterintuitive but [TS]

  everybody knew to do that and now that the Start menu is gone nobody knows how [TS]

  to help a shot off their computer and that's it right but I understand why [TS]

  because think about the iPad right there how do you shut off the iPad within the [TS]

  software there is no way because it's you know it's this one cohesive it's [TS]

  it's not it's not just operating system it's a device and so they put this big [TS]

  obvious power button up in the corner and thats you just tap that but if you [TS]

  just put it in your purse without turning it off and then her style me but [TS]

  that was me national yeah so you actually can do that though if you just [TS]

  put your iPad in your purse or whatever without turning it off it will shut off [TS]

  in a couple minutes it will it will mean unless I guess unless you leave it lets [TS]

  you leave it streaming Netflix little oriental accidentally do stuff like call [TS]

  me or something but I used to call it the pants style in fact there's there [TS]

  was like my pride of age 25 I think when I was working at forbes was saying the [TS]

  term pants dial on CBS Radio that was confused enemies but right pants is [TS]

  obviously one of the one of the best words in the English language because [TS]

  nobody will argue that is anything you know it's even vaguely scandalous but [TS]

  there is something vaguely inappropriate about it it's funny it just sounds and [TS]

  looks funny it's a great word senses that Letterman's production company [TS]

  Worldwide Pants the greatest in the history of the universe like that [TS]

  the other I guess the flip side of this thing with Windows 8 is this is it [TS]

  official this is the thing I'm not a hundred percent on it has Microsoft [TS]

  officially come out and said that the Start menu is coming back there are no I [TS]

  haven't hit following that it seems as though people you know in the know like [TS]

  Mary Jo Foley and and other you know really well sourced Microsoft reporters [TS]

  are saying it and it seems like you can bet money on it but that there's going [TS]

  to be one of a kind of Windows blue and i know i think they did officially said [TS]

  it's slated for later this calendar year it's going to come out sometime in 2013 [TS]

  but that is going to have a preference that and I guess OEM can turn it on by [TS]

  default to boot to the traditional Windows look on if that's appropriate [TS]

  for your device is this like a service pack or something like that I mean yeah [TS]

  I think it's in between you know I don't think I think you know it doesn't really [TS]

  fit and you know it's like an in-between update its not like a point one update [TS]

  but it's not like a major new version of Windows Update you know it's a big [TS]

  service com service packs anymore and it kind of got away from that but that that [TS]

  song with the the cover band thing ruined it I don't know the Vista sp1 [TS]

  song constantly Bruce Springsteen cover band well I think that makes sense I [TS]

  mean if if people are saying hey look we you know we don't really care that much [TS]

  about how Windows works but don't take away our start button I think that maybe [TS]

  a fair compromise I mean the idea that Windows 8 is going to be some fast [TS]

  change in how Windows works and how people think of it obviously is not [TS]

  going to the ideal plans and also isn't the guy who kind of design all the stuff [TS]

  gone anyway so why not so you know perfect opportunity for Microsoft ago [TS]

  alright well those guys are gone we're gonna we're gonna fix windows and make [TS]

  it the way that that you and I both love it or something like that [TS]

  yeah you know you never know though from the outside you know who knows maybe [TS]

  Sinofsky actually didn't wasn't endorsing the idea of making everybody [TS]

  see Metro as their default look you never know maybe in Austin argument and [TS]

  maybe that's partially why he left you know but you get the feeling that it [TS]

  probably was his idea cuz he you know his reputation had a lot of control over [TS]

  it I really like your old idea which was that they should have made something [TS]

  that you know that maybe even only booted on a Mac at first and just new OS [TS]

  that you know the people could get excited about it didn't have all the [TS]

  baggage and that would be a way for them to to really move forward without having [TS]

  to support you know thirty years of stuff and it seems like it could have [TS]

  been cool you know I maybe I would have even install it where it's windows 8 I [TS]

  just have no curiosity about it at all and it seems like the surface is [TS]

  basically you know they copied the wrong iPad seems like something that would [TS]

  have been may be interesting a few years ago but I my old idea I came up with [TS]

  this with my friend Jason Hoffman is the Yankees CTO at Joint years ago I mean I [TS]

  think the time to do it would have been years ago like around 2008 or so but it [TS]

  was it was all stemming from that picture that picture that was widely [TS]

  circulated at the college class it was like a college lecturer and 97% of the [TS]

  kids in the room had a Mac notebook in front of them and there's I one poor kid [TS]

  enough run with it or something like that [TS]

  and it was you know I forget with just you know some random University in the [TS]

  middle of the country and it was in any kind of there is no particular reason [TS]

  why it should be the Apple centric and now it was yeah it wasn't anything like [TS]

  that was just like you know I can 101 and kids taking lecture notes you know [TS]

  and it just showed how overwhelmingly popular Apple notebooks have become an [TS]

  RA deal was that what Microsoft should do is they should just put together put [TS]

  one guy in charge [TS]

  let him pick a hundred engineers take a hundred engineers go off and be like you [TS]

  know like the Mac team was in nineteen eighty-four put a pirate flag up and [TS]

  make their own new operating system and do whatever they want they want to start [TS]

  with Linux instead of the Windows kernel let him do it you know do whatever you [TS]

  want [TS]

  under the hood for compatibility they could use something like VMware you know [TS]

  that type of thing Microsoft even has something like that and let it run [TS]

  Windows in an emulation layer you know like classic classic Mac OS was if you [TS]

  wanna meet their Microsoft they can do whatever they want with Windows right [TS]

  situation want to put Windows compatibility thing let him do it if you [TS]

  want [TS]

  but go you know go blue sky and tell everybody wants you really see it that [TS]

  this is not the new version of Windows this is a new thing we're still [TS]

  developing Windows Windows is on its own track there's you know Windows the next [TS]

  version is coming right out we're you know we're just working on the future of [TS]

  this thing and then the brilliant yet brilliant idea I think would have been [TS]

  if if as a beta you said and as the beta it only runs on Macs just because then [TS]

  you have this small target of hardware to to to support any idea would be to [TS]

  try to get people who you know young people and curious people to you know [TS]

  play around with it I think the opportunity for that was over because [TS]

  this point if a Mac can be the best computer to run Windows why can't a Mac [TS]

  also be the best PC right now that's exactly true and I you know there was [TS]

  just that polio other week that came out where somebody you know I forget it was [TS]

  but it wasn't like a Mac publication it was a good some PPC publication but that [TS]

  you know that Max hands down we're like the best Windows machines you can have [TS]

  the best the best experience running Windows 8 is on a Mac or MacBook or [TS]

  something like that she never even had the time I say the time for that his [TS]

  passes because a new operating system that runs on PCs is chasing the wrong [TS]

  chasing the wrong train you know you got it you know the future is with these [TS]

  post-pc things and the opportunities gone for that sort of [TS]

  backdoor try to get Apple people to switch and go back because you can't as [TS]

  far as I know I don't think you could make an operating system that ran on [TS]

  iPads you know it's to their too tightly coupled with the hardware firmware and [TS]

  stuff like that and the operating system is hardly the you know the the main [TS]

  advantage there it's the way that the operating system in the content [TS]

  ecosystem and all those things work together now it's not just that you can [TS]

  replace the OSI mean to some just to the advantage of some companies a facebook [TS]

  is using you know the fact that they don't have to replace Android to jump [TS]

  onto those phones but yeah I mean I would even if I could install Windows 8 [TS]

  on my iPad I don't think I would it just doesn't seem like something I want to do [TS]

  like the curiosity just isn't there but if they had done something all new 3 45 [TS]

  years ago I would have jumped on it at least it to play with it [TS]

  yeah actually wanted to ask you about something [TS]

  ok I know we want you want to talk to me about Netflix will do that in a bit but [TS]

  I i've been thinking about something that is is kind of bigger picture and [TS]

  you know for the last several weeks I've been thinking like all write a post [TS]

  about this someday but I just don't have time I'm too busy with city notes now my [TS]

  travel startup so I think I've been thinking about is you know this is kind [TS]

  of the big picture with Apple which is why are people why has Apple done so [TS]

  well over the last few years and what what can we learn from that would help [TS]

  us determine whether it's going to continue to do so well over the last [TS]

  over the next several years and there are several reasons why people continue [TS]

  to buy Apple stuff you know for people like you and I have used Macs forward [TS]

  for the last ten fifteen twenty years it's because we know them well and we [TS]

  you know and we've used the marlboro lights in world oil to them to some [TS]

  people it's the quality of products [TS]

  but I think there's also a population and I don't know how big it is but [TS]

  people who you know if you look at those great a simple charts of the the growth [TS]

  of the iPad being so much faster than the growth of the iPhone which was so [TS]

  much faster than the growth of the iPod and Mac and it's it's the people who've [TS]

  joined Apple the most recently that's maybe the biggest population and and I [TS]

  wonder how loyal they'll be and I wonder if what attracted them to Apple is not [TS]

  necessarily the quality or the legacy but just that its new and and cool and [TS]

  you know how sustainable is that and that's kind of what I've been wondering [TS]

  is you know that people often say all Apple needs a disruptive new product or [TS]

  or a new product category or something like that and then the response of them [TS]

  is well we got to in the last in the last five years and three in the last [TS]

  decade i mean that's asking a lot to have another one so quickly after that [TS]

  but but maybe that's what people are looking for they're looking for that new [TS]

  that sense of newness and and not to say that Apple's necessarily in a fetish [TS]

  state but that people maybe aren't so tied to the experience for the quality [TS]

  but they are attracted to that sense of newness and I was curious what you [TS]

  thought about that is a good question I mean I think you know traditionally [TS]

  Apple's customers have been exceedingly loyal almost extraordinary so and and I [TS]

  think you can easily make the case that it's their customer loyalty that saved [TS]

  them at their low point in the mid nineties when you know before the next [TS]

  acquisition and etcetera it was the loyalty of the people who remained that [TS]

  saved them because there was you know enough people to buy oh you know a [TS]

  million or so max quarter for a few years until they turn the ship around [TS]

  you know which was not that big a number compared to the whole PC industry but [TS]

  you know a million two thousand or so dollar computers per quarter is enough [TS]

  money to keep apple you know alive [TS]

  and now when they're selling about 40 30 40 50 million iOS devices a quarter [TS]

  something like fifty fifty five million iOS + iPod so price sixty million [TS]

  quarter roughly and you know obviously that fluctuates with the holiday quarter [TS]

  and with a big you know it combined with the fact that the holiday quarter has [TS]

  now seems to be the new device quarter so it fluctuates but that's huge and [TS]

  that's really at a radically different number than the million or so max that [TS]

  they used to sell order how how loyal are those people that's a good question [TS]

  I don't know I think that they're probably pretty loyal I think they're [TS]

  more loyal than those in most companies customers and last loyal then the the [TS]

  traditional Mac user base like I think it's because if you look at all of these [TS]

  devices Apple has ever sold I would not be surprised if something crazy like 90% [TS]

  of them have been sold in the last five years I just made that number up but [TS]

  that would I think it probably does work out like that really do even in the last [TS]

  ten years or something like that or or something like that I think it's heavily [TS]

  front-loaded in the last couple of years and the other thing too especially in [TS]

  the last five years the at you know the iPhone to iPad era is really the first [TS]

  time when you would think most of their customers have multiple devices because [TS]

  before the iPhone you know there were certainly professional people who had [TS]

  but the desktop Mac and the Mac Book you know go back [TS]

  PowerBook and iBook for every you know however far back you go but you know [TS]

  normal people usually only have one computer I mean that's you know [TS]

  computers you know especially with a further back in time you go the more [TS]

  expensive they were right and so now i think is the you know I wouldn't have a [TS]

  quite right and a proforma right where you would replace one and it would be on [TS]

  a [TS]

  use it for as many years as you could [TS]

  whereas now I think that there's sort of an expectation that the typical Apple [TS]

  user has both an iPad and iPhone and if they do by you know if they do switch [TS]

  from Windows they're gonna buy a Macbook right if you look at the trailer at the [TS]

  airport it's a it's a MacBook and an iPad and iPhone sitting on top of each [TS]

  other which theoretically you know especially if I club does its job should [TS]

  force loyalty you know not force it but you know should encourage loyalty and [TS]

  that was one of the things that people thought about the App Store that all I [TS]

  got my phone I'm not gonna switch away you know because you know if I get [TS]

  Android then I won't have any of my apps or something like that but it's funny I [TS]

  was sitting in a bar with a with a good old friend of mine who you know it a PC [TS]

  and high school and probably has a Mac date as Mac now and as an iPhone he's [TS]

  like i think im to get rid of this iPhone and get a Samsung and I'm like [TS]

  why would you do that I don't know yeah you know there was most of the people I [TS]

  would guess that had windows in the PC era where it didn't have windows because [TS]

  they thought it was great [TS]

  or because they loved it they just had windows because it was what you know is [TS]

  what you would get some of them you know for app compatibility or office or a lot [TS]

  of it I think was the the cost Windows PCs row is much cheaper but now you know [TS]

  he likes his iPhone got no problems with it but it's like maybe I'll get a [TS]

  simpson I don't know why I just thought that was interesting it and a lot of the [TS]

  people who have bought Apple stuff again you know if it's something crazy like 75 [TS]

  to 90 percent who who were first time Apple customers in the last five to 10 [TS]

  years [TS]

  you know what if what if they drift a little I don't know now that that's out [TS]

  there are certainly more people on the planet left who have not become Apple [TS]

  customers left and those who have so and that's why you see all the stuff that [TS]

  they are doing in China and and no maybe not so successfully in other places like [TS]

  India but but I know that's something I was thinking about it I was tryna come [TS]

  up with a you know with a post to do it kept getting to log in my head just talk [TS]

  about it then I have to write anything I did a lot and I think that there is a [TS]

  big difference with the App Store versus what Windows software was at the heyday [TS]

  of windows monopoly which is that at that point there was a real [TS]

  compatibility problem where you know just take the office stuff well you know [TS]

  if you had you know . doc files and Excel files it was really really hard to [TS]

  get by if you had to expect get them somebody who you work with was going to [TS]

  give you one and you had to use the tracking changes thing in word or [TS]

  whatever it was almost impossible when still might really be effectively [TS]

  impossible even today to get by using anything other than word you really [TS]

  needed it was that was the software that we used to have that would convert PC [TS]

  files to Mac files I forgot the name of it I know but it never worked good no I [TS]

  mean it would work enough that you could read it but it didn't work well enough [TS]

  to seamlessly interchanging go back and forth you know without Apple the Mac [TS]

  floppy drives could read PC discs and write them but the PC once couldn't read [TS]

  and write Mac disk so I was even operating for a while using my Mac with [TS]

  PC formatted floppy disks just so I could get them to a friend at school or [TS]

  something like that that was so it wasn't just said that the office [TS]

  wouldn't run on the Mac it was that you needed for me conversion software and [TS]

  the right format of a floppy disk [TS]

  to transfer that file whereas now days you know you just throw it on Dropbox [TS]

  sir you know a lot of its even just web based there are no files are you know [TS]

  jpegs are very cross platform right like software as a whole has moved to being [TS]

  just friends to services and formats that are standard and all just come in [TS]

  over the air by HTTP right i mean it's like if you switch to Android you still [TS]

  can get Instagram and you're still gonna get your Facebook and Twitter and you [TS]

  can still hook up your email and you're still going to browse the same web and [TS]

  you know I don't think I mean I think that you know the software as a whole [TS]

  list all janky [TS]

  it's nowhere near as nice but you don't really miss out you know you can just if [TS]

  you just if you like if your friend dropped his iPhone in the toilet [TS]

  you know make the decision tomorrow and he just as I can help them just gonna go [TS]

  with the Samsung it's you know there's not it's not like when you switch from a [TS]

  Mac to a PC and you've got this huge hassle of moving over 60 gigabyte hard [TS]

  drive and all these files in learning about how the four you know you don't [TS]

  have to worry about any that you just you know it distorted go with it and [TS]

  just assume that most of your shit is in the cloud anyway and you know and not to [TS]

  disparage anyone but I kind of assumed that most people don't necessarily [TS]

  notice or care that much of the difference in the software giant penis [TS]

  to begin with that certainly didn't really hold windows back I think that [TS]

  they notice it but I don't think it's the deal breaker that it is for picky [TS]

  people like us right yeah I think that they notice it but that's just not a [TS]

  deal breaker same thing with build quality of the funds I think everybody [TS]

  can kinda tell that like a sista Samsung in particular because for example [TS]

  everybody you know it's you know we're seeing a really weird things I think [TS]

  we'll see how the results go but everybody seems to acknowledge that just [TS]

  leave the iPhone out of it take the whole Apple vs Android politics out of [TS]

  it everybody seems to acknowledge that the best Android phone on the market [TS]

  today is the HTC One that is a better hardware [TS]

  it looks certainly looks way nicer it's a very they do they're very beautiful [TS]

  devices and even the software looks better it's just seems you know it just [TS]

  seems much more tasteful design and it's not south [TS]

  you know it does it seem like Samsung is still gonna win because the dynamics of [TS]

  that are not being better alone is not enough to see almost seems to be in the [TS]

  position Apple used to be in a long time ago where they're designing better stuff [TS]

  but they're not just not gaining traction yeah although unlike Apple I [TS]

  don't think it's something that they can easily take themselves out of 10 for [TS]

  Apple they know they made it work well and so it gets back to your question of [TS]

  how loyal the people I maybe loyalties the wrong way to think about it and I [TS]

  think that I think the traditional problem that Apple used to have was that [TS]

  people just didn't even consider buying back it just didn't enter their brains [TS]

  they just didn't have the mindshare this mass market you know people even [TS]

  considering it and I've said this before and I've still never been able to find [TS]

  the URL to it but it was a long time ago it was in the nineties and so I think it [TS]

  was even Apple maybe even commissioned the survey but it was you know an exact [TS]

  numbers don't really matter but the gist of it was though that in the in the [TS]

  personal computer market meaning not not the enterprise people buying computers [TS]

  for themselves [TS]

  I was like like 90% of all consumers never even considered buying a Mac and [TS]

  of the 10 percent who did half of them did buy a Mac and that was like where [TS]

  Apple's 5 percent market share came from was that like so they only have like [TS]

  five percent market share but it was fifty percent of the people who even [TS]

  considered by a Mac and they just could not break through and get more people to [TS]

  even think about it and clearly you know that's no longer problem for them [TS]

  and that's why their market share has has done so well and so I don't know [TS]

  that loyalties it I think that the reason I think the reason that Apple is [TS]

  in pretty good shape for the that say the next five years is that at the very [TS]

  least almost anybody in the markets where they're strong like North America [TS]

  and Western Europe if you're in the market for a new cell phone in the [TS]

  market for a tablet or at least gonna think about an iPhone or iPad right [TS]

  there's a level of awareness that's that's different now but you know is [TS]

  that is that fashion or is that you know legitimate awareness of a product I [TS]

  don't know why it seems like there could be an element of a fashion involved [TS]

  where people got iPods and Macs because they were cool or because you know [TS]

  people are using them I don't know I don't know I don't think it's gonna be a [TS]

  significant upheaval or anything like that but I do question you know just how [TS]

  kind of tight and everyone is right and there is like the stickiness today and [TS]

  and you know the the the equivalent of like you know where people were tied the [TS]

  windows in the long ago days because you had to have word had to have Excel you [TS]

  needed something I could read these puppies you needed a computer that could [TS]

  hook up to exchange in your office and so it had to be windows like it's not [TS]

  the operating system anymore that's people are tied to but they're tied to [TS]

  things like their gmail account right because nobody who has twenty thousand [TS]

  emails in Gmail and who enjoys using Gmail is gonna switch to something else [TS]

  so they're only going to use their only alibi device that Gmail works well how [TS]

  sticky is iCloud for people like that like I don't think the App Store's the [TS]

  sticky thing I think I cloud is the thing that needs to be sticky [TS]

  people need to be addicted to having their photos in photostream the same way [TS]

  that you can type in your Twitter and Instagram credentials on any you know [TS]

  anything [TS]

  days and have you know your whole history there in front of you that [TS]

  should be the goal for iCloud and you know as as has been well documented I [TS]

  would say that's going questionably so far I sent you a link though if you see [TS]

  it yeah I do so this this is something that I like you said Apple had this [TS]

  thing called the Mac advocate program where this is from 1997 you would go on [TS]

  their website and sign up for these CD roms and they would send it to you for [TS]

  free I think I ordered the maximum which was like 10 of course I still have like [TS]

  seven of them left and they were pretty amazing they were full of Apple [TS]

  propaganda ranging from this video of Guy Kawasaki welcoming you and he's [TS]

  basically they weren't hyper cards but they kind of seemed like them almost [TS]

  PowerPoint presentations about why are you can convince your friends to buy a [TS]

  Mac graphics are hilarious like really cheesy stock videos maybe you should run [TS]

  the show notes that there is such a thing but I recently found this when I [TS]

  went back home to Chicago and and I booted up my sister's old blue iMac and [TS]

  took a bunch of screenshots of it and posted it last year so this is pretty [TS]

  great stuff on here and all the Apple commercials and it'll of course the [TS]

  video busted here's bill gates talking about the Mac how awesome it is this is [TS]

  the best thing the very best again as a look at the new but this is great this [TS]

  it's a slide this is why Apple is the best choice [TS]

  ease of use and it's true that it was you could make you should have been able [TS]

  to make an ease of use argument but their their example [TS]

  is it simple to increase the performance of software applications by selecting [TS]

  more memory right from the desktop and it's that old thing if people are going [TS]

  to believe this if they didn't use the classic Mac OS but what you would do is [TS]

  select the app in the Finder do get info and part of the info panel for the app [TS]

  was memory requirements and there is a suggested size from that at a minimum [TS]

  size in a preferred size and you can edit the minimum and preferred size and [TS]

  that was how much RAM the application got like when you launch the app it got [TS]

  as much RAM as you the user assigned to it which is it's insane to think that [TS]

  that's how the Mac used to work and it's even more insane it's quadrupling in [TS]

  saying that Apple was advertising that is a feature in 1997 [TS]

  go in and get Photoshop more RAM and takes them away from wordperfect her or [TS]

  whatever it was it really good apps I can I think Photoshop is on but I know [TS]

  BBEdit BBEdit is part of the reason to be it was so brilliant was BBEdit you [TS]

  didn't give more memory BBEdit somehow was smart enough to be able to allocate [TS]

  memory on its own [TS]

  on the fly from the system heap so it actually was bad to give BBEdit more [TS]

  just let BBEdit have its default which was really low and then it would open it [TS]

  would it would grab more memory on its own and let go of it when you close big [TS]

  documents and I think photoshop work like that too but one of them and it was [TS]

  either Photoshop I think our quark also had a separate memory section in its own [TS]

  preferences file where you could set some of that stuff was photoshopping it [TS]

  was with the scratch disk space to [TS]

  but this is great looks like someone went nuts with power tools or something [TS]

  yeah forty percent of people surfing the net using a Mac and great like 3d [TS]

  graphic anyway this is something I think it's hard to believe that these graphics [TS]

  came out about yeah and this was like and I had there there was a follow-up is [TS]

  like a second disc but it wasn't really wasn't as good as it's actually kind of [TS]

  cheesy like it's it's pretty funny and this was after jobs came back to things [TS]

  they did look at mail in cyber dog yeah I mean I hate to laugh at Cyberduck [TS]

  because the whole show on cyber dog Bieber should some day but it never [TS]

  really shit like nobody ever really got to use cyber dog I never never used it [TS]

  in fact I'd forgotten about it until I saw this I remember cyber dog as like [TS]

  you know it at the time may be one of the worst things [TS]

  you know who knows if Apple to suffers again going forward it probably won't be [TS]

  in any way a mirror of what happened Apple in the nineties but one of the [TS]

  many problems without bond in the nineties was that they would repeatedly [TS]

  hype something that was supposed to come a year later and never actually came it [TS]

  was never you know thanks to paraphrase Yoda you know never your mind on where [TS]

  you are whatever the hell you to tell salute you know it was never about what [TS]

  Apple actually had for you to use and buy right now [TS]

  was always like this great new operating system Telligent you know our cyber dogs [TS]

  we're gonna write revolutionize email and web browsing but not yet gonna come [TS]

  next year and in the meantime you know you've got this web browser that's [TS]

  nowhere near as good as you know what you can get on Windows right well and [TS]

  that's kind of where they seem to have done a 180 and now kind of lead the [TS]

  world it not over over hyping stuff and not announcing stuff until it's ready [TS]

  whereas pretty much everyone else is still [TS]

  especially at the video game guys like their six levels of of teasing before [TS]

  you get to before they ship video game console that kind of stuff which seems a [TS]

  little ridiculous but it does let me take a break and me thank our first [TS]

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  a real mail server one that sends legitimate mail like let's say you're [TS]

  the mail server on the one sending email I send mail to you you can say to me hey [TS]

  I'm busy right now try again in a minute and a good mail server that sending the [TS]

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  reason it works is that all of these bots that are out there the PCs that [TS]

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  damn they're not hooked up to handle that they just send the email and keep [TS]

  going on so they never handle that sort of thing where the receiving server can [TS]

  say hey send this message again in one minute and then I'll take it that alone [TS]

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  plugins his mail such an open thing that plugin and you know do a lot of smart [TS]

  stuff on the server side and then presented to you in your in your inbox I [TS]

  would think so it is crazy can you imagine launching the service today that [TS]

  was like that's like email like where anybody who just knows your name can [TS]

  just send you stuff it in hindsight it is just kind of insane and it just shows [TS]

  how naive you know the the old internet you know from the seventies and eighties [TS]

  really was right it would never happen now because the cup that companies are [TS]

  you know and so in control of their like how many decades it at eight just to [TS]

  open up instant messaging between various services yeah able to aim [TS]

  someone on Gmail or something like that I don't know I did the genius of these [TS]

  guys and I really encourage everybody's go check it out enriquez it's [TS]

  fascinating to see how they describe attacking but I really like to think [TS]

  that to me it was a real eye-opener is that they're not just analyzing the [TS]

  messages you know and like doing a Bayesian analysis of the content of the [TS]

  message to see if it's pam is that they're they're trying to identify the [TS]

  machines that are actually sending spam which ended you know it seems like most [TS]

  of that spans all coming from these these hacked PCs and that it they know [TS]

  they've figured out ways to figure out hey this is not a legitimate mail server [TS]

  yes sir I recently got silent I was respectfully staying quiet during their [TS]

  so Netflix yeah there was a big story in business week and then on Netflix and [TS]

  how well they've been doing and you know it by all accounts not just you know and [TS]

  and apples example that the stock market doesn't necessarily tracked actual [TS]

  success of the company but Netflix is done really really well in the [TS]

  in the time after that the tobacco when they when they know when they first [TS]

  tried to dump the mailing disk thing when they try to get out of the disc [TS]

  business and spin that often and at stock price tanked and the customers [TS]

  relieving and ever since then they're really doing great the stock is way up [TS]

  used you know your ships way up there people are signing up so here's the stat [TS]

  from business week is that on a normal weeknight Netflix accounts for almost [TS]

  one-third of all internet traffic entering North American homes more than [TS]

  YouTube Hulu HBO Go iTunes in BitTorrent combined who knows about [TS]

  actually truly but it's you know I've seen a lot seems you know and it seems [TS]

  like it's probably a legit statistic [TS]

  yeah I guess I mean maybe BitTorrent surprises me a little but I guess that [TS]

  that is always been kind of a an edge activity like not a mainstream thing and [TS]

  to me it makes sense I mean that's Netflix is the mainstream long form [TS]

  video service on the Internet like you know you'll watch YouTube for a couple [TS]

  of minutes and a low bit rate so it doesn't matter how much bandwidth to [TS]

  using but Netflix you will watch for hours in high def and you know that [TS]

  makes sense to me what else is the bandwidth it's it's not like it's [TS]

  possible bandwidth usage period its actual usage so it's not like you know [TS]

  the potential capacity of all home internet connections in the country its [TS]

  actual downloads so yeah and you know and have another factor too is that [TS]

  they've done a really good job of working out partnerships with just about [TS]

  anybody who has a set-top box that plugs into a TV right there on Apple TV there [TS]

  on I think they're on PlayStation and PlayStation think so they're they're on [TS]

  pretty much all those every brand of television every game system I think [TS]

  they're even on the [TS]

  now right every every tablet every every phone you know basically anything with [TS]

  the screen can play netflix which is something that I don't think any other [TS]

  service has has approached that level of ubiquity certainly not iTunes because [TS]

  Apple won't put it on anything that's not made by Apple and Amazon is not as [TS]

  widely distributed so I guess the one that would surprise me as YouTube I [TS]

  quite as in you to do more but I think they're trying to but I think it's [TS]

  because YouTube people think of YouTube is a place where you go and watch 24 [TS]

  minute videos you know right [TS]

  music videos in cat riding a skateboard and and shit like that whereas nobody [TS]

  really thinks I'm gonna go watch a feature film or or a show I mean and [TS]

  obviously I think a big part of Netflix's success is thats where people [TS]

  go to bend you watch shows you know I'm gonna go get into homefront [TS]

  I don't really know pump runs on Netflix but if you do probably is [TS]

  you start watching Netflix and that's where these out you know forty [TS]

  eight-minute TV show episodes come in and then you watch the next one and then [TS]

  the next one so I think that's where I wouldn't be surprised if people watch [TS]

  more individual videos from YouTube but that's not as much aggregate video right [TS]

  and YouTube is trying to get more into the longer form stuff but not like it's [TS]

  their only goal because actually their their business model you know show a [TS]

  bunch of ads works better with short form i think im said interrupting a [TS]

  movie eight times get someone to watch 24 minute videos or something like that [TS]

  and then you could put an add between all of them [TS]

  whereas Netflix you know is a subscription-based service they're happy [TS]

  to have you watched an unlimited amount of video as long as you're paying near [TS]

  eight bucks a month I was skeptical about Netflix when their stars deal [TS]

  collapsed as the stars thing was where stars as like this sort of obscure at [TS]

  least to me is sort of HBO type cable channel where they have like HBO where [TS]

  they have feature films and they have original programming but stars has [TS]

  feature films and and good ones too they had all the Disney stuff right like a [TS]

  big a deep archive of old movies that they had the right exactly like lots and [TS]

  lots of old Disney movies actually wrote a post 10 stars movies to stream on [TS]

  Netflix before they go away and there was like Scarface Toy Story 3 mallrats [TS]

  not like necessarily the newest new releases but still movies that you would [TS]

  have heard of before unlike a lot of the stuff but Netflix and what happened it [TS]

  was it's it's sort of like a beautiful bit you know everybody loves to complain [TS]

  about lawyers but some somewhere there was a lawyer who did this is like like [TS]

  lowering at its best [TS]

  somebody figured out that stars had worked out a contract with their [TS]

  standard contract with all these studios allowed them not just to put these [TS]

  things on their cable channel but to also put them on the internet and they [TS]

  had no way stars didn't have like absurd anything land and when these contracts [TS]

  are written but there it seems like everybody agreed to it because it never [TS]

  it nobody actually thought it was going to happen you know it was just like a [TS]

  clause in there that they you know among the rights that they have for these [TS]

  movies for this time period is the right to put it on the internet and [TS]

  furthermore I guess somebody you know figured out I probably had Netflix that [TS]

  the contract also didn't are also allowed them to resell those rights or [TS]

  two to partner with somebody else to have those rights so Netflix had all of [TS]

  his movies not because Netflix worked out the rights to have them through all [TS]

  these studios but all they did have a deal with stars to allow them to [TS]

  broadcast the movies that started it and so you know this because whenever you [TS]

  started those movies there would be a little stars bumper at the beginning of [TS]

  it you know that the equivalent of the day HBO and that under down you know [TS]

  that the stars equipment was before it so when that when that deal expired and [TS]

  that was one year and a half ago when did you write February 2012 so I was [TS]

  pretty close so a little bit over a year ago I really thought that puts us in [TS]

  trouble because that's when I use Netflix most for almost all of my [TS]

  Netflix viewing was movies that they'd had three stars and they don't they [TS]

  really don't Netflix does not have a lot of good selection of movies anymore I [TS]

  think I don't think at that point they had said that stars was eight percent of [TS]

  their viewing so actually was before that so that's a that's adding that [TS]

  shows that I'm I was in it was me being in a typical networks user not that [TS]

  stars that essential to it you know and I was a little too [TS]

  self centered about what what I thought other people were doing on Netflix [TS]

  yeah and that's the thing that another thing that folks always did well even [TS]

  going back to the DVD days was having this this extremely deep library of [TS]

  stuff in effect actually just last week resub scribe two DVDs to get a couple [TS]

  things that you still couldn't get anywhere online and try and I get a free [TS]

  months I've been getting it just some random stuff sent to me but like some of [TS]

  it is very obscure like a documentary about Ron Santo the World Cups player [TS]

  that I don't think I'd ever find online but sure enough there it is on DVD and [TS]

  Netflix so so but it's interesting they have signed some more so more deals to [TS]

  get more stuff but other studios are also going away and and Netflix [TS]

  meanwhile is doing its own content as well [TS]

  house of cards arrested development and so far they've done quite well with it I [TS]

  think I don't know if you watched house of cards I haven't yet I'm definitely [TS]

  going to there's a hundred percent chance but I haven't it's it's good I [TS]

  mean it's not like I wouldn't I didn't watch The West Wing and not really a Dec [TS]

  politics kind of guy but Kevin Spacey's good I mean it's a little weird at the [TS]

  beginning but it gets it gets really good and and apparently that got them a [TS]

  lot of new subscribers and arrested development probably will too and [TS]

  it seems to be that that Netflix is like the same person you know something that [TS]

  belongs in every scene household anyone who watches TV should probably have a [TS]

  reason to subscribe to Netflix at this point but that's something that's gonna [TS]

  last for a long time or not [TS]

  yeah and it's an interesting business model because they're not asking a lot i [TS]

  mean you know $8 a month is here that's how much of your cus thats nothing but I [TS]

  mean it was so you know what youre talking in the ballpark of $100 a year [TS]

  which is not nothing but it's certainly nothing compared to what we are used to [TS]

  paying for cable for me over $100 a month so I think it is for most people [TS]

  and probably watch as much Netflix as cable sometimes maybe not all the time [TS]

  but sometimes especially when we're binging through a series or something [TS]

  like that so I think they're doing well I think that they're they're on to [TS]

  something and i think that the original programming is obviously a big part of [TS]

  it but I posted a a chart earlier this week which you linked to and exits funny [TS]

  every time I write about AOL the chart showed how basically as AOL has lost [TS]

  subscribers over the last 10 years [TS]

  netflix has gained them in almost perfect symmetry Netflix is now bigger [TS]

  than a while ever was [TS]

  but if it's kind of cool chart it's one of my favorite charts visually that I've [TS]

  ever made which is kind of showing this looks like a como most of it while [TS]

  declining in Netflix growing and a guy who writes for real clear technology one [TS]

  of the things I ask in the post was you know what what is what's gonna hurt [TS]

  Netflix eventually what's going to cause them to eventually fizzle out if [TS]

  anything you know something that's gonna be mobile oriented the Netflix can't do [TS]

  or what's going to be and and and the guy had some interesting points one of [TS]

  them was the potential for internet providers to [TS]

  we talked about how Netflix is maybe a third of the bandwidth used you know if [TS]

  if they were to charge for bandwidth by the Gigabyte the way that they do on [TS]

  wireless networks you know and all the sudden Netflix cost a lot more than [TS]

  eight bucks a month to use that's certainly potentially not good for them [TS]

  or another one could be that they would continue to lose contracts for content [TS]

  until now [TS]

  netflix has been a source of new revenue for a lot of D TV studios who all the [TS]

  sudden had a a place where they could make money off their old shows no one's [TS]

  gonna pay 40 bucks and iTunes for season one of you know seasons one through five [TS]

  of Mad Men but someone will certainly tear through them on Netflix but at some [TS]

  point more content owners studios TV networks may kind of figure out oh well [TS]

  you know if if there's an audience for this stuff maybe we should own that [TS]

  maybe we should have the Warner Brothers I think Warner Brothers is actually [TS]

  building their own online subscription-based movie service so I [TS]

  don't like about that most people have no idea what the hell studio made [TS]

  certain movies like nobody thinks like that nobody thinks let's go watch a [TS]

  Warner Brothers movie no wonder I mean I guess you kind of have to do that with [TS]

  TV shows like where if you want to watch Game of Thrones you know you gotta go to [TS]


  by right but there's only four TV networks writer you know the movie [TS]

  studios are there and who who is ever even thought about what movie studio [TS]

  owns it besides maybe Disney yes that's why the one that has the most [TS]

  recognition but even so even if you know it I think that's why the Netflix is [TS]

  doing so well is that you just know all you have to know is go to Netflix open [TS]

  up netflix on your Apple TV you're fired up on your Playstation or on your iPad [TS]

  or something like that and you can find something and you don't have to worry [TS]

  about who made it you know was that warner brothers or was it universal or [TS]

  fox or whatever it's just there nobody like that yeah so i dont and then you [TS]

  know all those even if they were to do that with they get the distribution [TS]

  deals that Netflix has and probably not I mean Apple TV is not going to have at [TS]

  least at this point maybe if there's an app platform and Apple TV and I think it [TS]

  was three years ago I predicted this year will be the year of the Apple TV [TS]

  app store right who knows that I won't be surprised you know I think it's [TS]

  coming but there have been so few changes to that software and so many new [TS]

  people buying and using it that they gotta do something eventually I think [TS]

  we're waiting on a better remote I think it's it's going to be a next generation [TS]

  Apple TV was some kind of better I don't know if I can make any prediction about [TS]

  what it's going to be but I think something better than an infrared up [TS]

  down left right play pause to facilitate more than just play pause apps where the [TS]

  best thing is that for whatever reason my tv remote and the Apple TV remote are [TS]

  on the same whatever frequency or something so whenever I try whenever I [TS]

  go left right on the AppleTV it changes the input on my TV also have to wait and [TS]

  infrared is such a hack but I'd love for you know I'd love to see FaceTime on [TS]

  there and stuff like that right [TS]

  it seems like a natural yeah the insidious part about what Netflix is [TS]

  competing against is the way that the interests of internet providers or not [TS]

  it was no almost nobody who's an internet provider is really just an [TS]

  internet provider there the cable companies right and the cable companies [TS]

  don't want to just sell you at $20 a month internet connection they want to [TS]

  sell you these you know what are we paying $120 a month you know package [TS]

  that has TV and Internet and so it's not in their interest to have people using [TS]

  Netflix right getting used to it and thinking all you need is Netflix so that [TS]

  you know it's not really I i think that the the complaints from cable companies [TS]

  about all we have to charge by the Gigabyte because you know poor us it's [TS]

  not really that they have to her that they can't make money doing it it's that [TS]

  it busts up their monopoly that lets them charge what I think is you know not [TS]

  what the fair market value is for all the video content you get from cable [TS]

  right yeah exactly and if if they start to see that you know 25 or even 50% [TS]

  someday of video watching is happening over the internet and not over the cable [TS]

  you know we overpaid vastly for cable TV we as consumers and the cable companies [TS]

  like Comcast Time Warner profit from that but the channels due to right [TS]

  there's this year you can google all these stories about how that works for [TS]

  you pay your cable bill of $120 a month or whatever you know three dollars goes [TS]

  to ESPN and $2 goes CNN and a lot of these flagship channels and eat so even [TS]

  if you know your yeah it really I believe it you absolutely have to have [TS]

  ESPN because people who watch sports [TS]

  absolutely have to happen but and I'm sure that you know that this audience [TS]

  you know the the nerds out there listening to this show I'm sure there's [TS]

  a ton of them who haven't put ESPN on endeavour in their life because they [TS]

  don't they don't watch sports and yet they're paying $5 a month every month 60 [TS]

  bucks a year [TS]

  you know which is almost what you pay for for Netflix right watch what you [TS]

  want and you choose to do it and cancel at anytime right obviously the fairway [TS]

  to price it would be Alucard and the only people who would pay for ESPN or [TS]

  the people watching ESPN but that bus the monopoly and you end up paying [TS]

  everybody would end up pain a lot less well but anyone who wanted ESPN would [TS]

  have to pay more [TS]

  20 bucks a month right exactly because if you know if only a quarter of the [TS]

  people are watching ESPN and you they still have to make the same amount of [TS]

  money although Peter Kafka wrote the story couple days ago her baby yesterday [TS]

  about what would happen this year the circumstance which is basically ESPN [TS]

  will go to the sports leagues and say all right well can't pay you a billion [TS]

  dollars anymore for for your games anymore so good luck good luck with that [TS]

  right [TS]

  they would recoup some of their expenses somehow but it would still cost a lot [TS]

  more per channel and a lot of the channels we would have let's just go [TS]

  away [TS]

  which i think is fine actually destruction but there's an awful lot of [TS]

  entrenched business interests that are all based on the idea that every [TS]

  household is paying 70 80 90 100 $220 a month for cable and that there's this [TS]

  big amount of money and that they're not watching it right so when when Fox pays [TS]

  four billion dollars a year to broadcast Sunday NFC games it's not because [TS]

  everybody watches NFC games but everybody's paying for it right the [TS]

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  there's a couple options there be something like this and then I'll be [TS]

  uploading everything to some sort of cloud storage but one of the things hold [TS]

  me back from the cloud storage is that it would take me probably a month or two [TS]

  months just to upload everything I have over a terabyte of stuff on my computer [TS]

  I don't even know if time-warner would let me upload all that somewhere I tried [TS]

  so I looked at signing up for a photo sharing a photo library site the other [TS]

  day and I realize that I have 400 gigabytes of picture how do you upload [TS]

  that somewhere so local and you can kind of pick and choose on demand I need this [TS]

  this folder and so the big file transfer would only go on your local network it's [TS]

  right there just in your house never goes anywhere outside just from your [TS]

  computer to the file transporter and then you can access it from anywhere [TS]

  they have I didn't even mention they have iPhone and iPad apps so you can [TS]

  just access from anywhere if you wanted to get it you're 400 gigabyte selection [TS]

  of trials or for photos or something which I only ever need one or two at a [TS]

  time so I'm gonna check this one out one last thing before we end the show here [TS]

  is the last time I talked about is a site tweet from you yesterday after your [TS]

  training here this was a Patton Oswalt that is but there's somebody in [TS]

  Tokyo you said that your your phone got shut your iPhone I presume got got [TS]

  terrible battery life in Japan and you think it's because you were roaming on [TS]

  3G as opposed to getting LTE [TS]

  and I'm really struck a chord when I was in Dublin for the all-conference last [TS]

  month third to last month my phone had the worst battery life and I did that [TS]

  thing where I gotta have a Verizon iPhone I can just put a a local SIM card [TS]

  and I just paid like 20 bucks and got a local SIM card with you know a couple [TS]

  hundred megabytes of data so I didn't have to pay any money paid 20 bucks but [TS]

  I didn't have to pay any roaming but my battery life in Dublin was shit i mean [TS]

  by the end of the day I was just out I mean I was looking around for power [TS]

  charges and some and I think it's cuz I was on 3G oh yeah I hindsight since I [TS]

  have the iPhone 5 I've been abroad three times I think and what I was in Japan [TS]

  hanging out with my friend last december it was terrible it was my iPhone 5 in [TS]

  New York laughs when I go to bed I am rarely below 30% usually you know even [TS]

  50% [TS]

  it's plugged in all day it's not plugged in all day it's just it's very efficient [TS]

  have a very strong Verizon signal everywhere I go [TS]

  you know that my battery is is not even in the top ten complaints about the [TS]

  iPhone 5 but when I was in Japan which you know it's funny like for how long [TS]

  did we we we kind of made fun of it in the USA for having horrible what [TS]

  wireless and now you don't you go to places like Asia and Europe where 44 [TS]

  ever they were making fun of us then you go there and this isn't actually that [TS]

  could you guys talking about but yeah when I was there I would I was the guy [TS]

  making random hotel to let me charge my phone [TS]

  you know in their lamp cord you know because my phone is dead and I couldn't [TS]

  i couldn't get in touch with my friends so and what and when we were in Europe [TS]

  to have the same problem in France on this funny was one carrier in [TS]

  in the second time I went back and I had a different SIM card from a different [TS]

  French carrier the battery life was better so I wonder you know this is me [TS]

  making stuff up now I wonder what if there's a specific I guess in France [TS]

  would make sense because everything's kind of in the same frequency levels [TS]

  there but I wasn't in Japan I was roaming on two different carriers one [TS]

  was Softbank which is GSM based in the other was cdma-based and the CDMA was [TS]

  the worst like the battery would just die so quickly whereas the GSM one was [TS]

  was a little better but even still like nothing like I get home I would have to [TS]

  charge it at least twice a day [TS]

  fully and at that point and have one of those the new movies so yeah I had but I [TS]

  had i didnt have still not have the case for the iPhone 5 I just haven't the [TS]

  standalone yes I know what they call the things that you can plug in [TS]

  I'm done by K smokey's I think I am 231 you know I just use them right and I [TS]

  hate putting it in my phone and stupid thing anyway so even when I did use the [TS]

  case I'd carry in my other pocket and I don't put it on I need it but then you [TS]

  know it takes up as much space in my pocket is the break thing does the only [TS]

  house with the brick thing is that you have to have a cable right like I wish [TS]

  that it just had like a little cold out [TS]

  lightning plug you know that you could just pulled out and snapping into your [TS]

  iPhone but that they don't want to pay Apple for the Lightning thing I guess so [TS]

  here's another post that I never did which was I even did a whole photo shoot [TS]

  and everything what I want is a lightning to USB stick the size of the [TS]

  OS 10 [TS]

  install rescue disk yeah like ricky is flat as a key and all it is is the USB [TS]

  sensors on one side and the lightning bolt lightning lightning connector on [TS]

  the other end you can just pass power to it so if you are you could even just go [TS]

  to a cash register some store and stick your phone in there for a few minutes [TS]

  and in charge of for something like and I would think you would make it out of [TS]

  something that's pretty stiff but not super stiff so have been a little bit [TS]

  slightly rubbery nasa that you know if your phone is it you know you plug it [TS]

  into your MacBook to a phone you could put the phone on the table it wouldn't [TS]

  be just picking up in the air and you could snap it off you know just have a [TS]

  great great product I would buy that someone Kickstarter that please [TS]

  for that but I think that'd be really cool and I did I like I tired to gather [TS]

  stuff you know this if I posted a half the stuff that I come up with half my [TS]

  memory at all [TS]

  was me and Michael lob we both had the MOT breaks like letting other people [TS]

  borrow them are fishing them out so that we could use them to recharge their [TS]

  phones because the phones are dying so quick so I imagine we're now going to [TS]

  hear from you know 75 electrical engineers about exactly this you know [TS]

  either were full of it and we're just using our phones more because we're not [TS]

  at home or something like that but I really do think that there's something [TS]

  there that maybe the 3G network is less efficient its ports polling for a signal [TS]

  harder or something like that that's making the battery life force and we [TS]

  could have done some research before the show but instead why not let her smart [TS]

  readers just tell us to other theory and I could be all wet on this maybe I'm [TS]

  just point it right on my ass is May because we have Verizon iPhones the way [TS]

  the antennas are tuned when you are on GSM through you know I said maybe it's [TS]

  it's not worried you know it's not optimal [TS]

  for that I'm trusting and maybe that's why we get worse battery life but I [TS]

  remember and it's not remember thinking maybe I am using it more than I am but I [TS]

  remember even the day that I spoke at war and I spent like two hours before [TS]

  rights folk rehearsing and then I spoke for an hour and then immediately went to [TS]

  dinner in the venue so I that was like a four hour period where I was not on the [TS]

  phone at all because it's been two hours rehearsing and going over my notes and [TS]

  then an hour talking and then like at least an hour at dinner before I even [TS]

  like really even took out my phone and did anything with it and I remember [TS]

  noting that the battery had gone down significantly in the time I hadn't even [TS]

  taken out of my pocket and yeah I don't think I think we're onto something I [TS]

  don't know what it is but anybody anybody out there knows what's going on [TS]

  let me know and I'll do it what is Siracusa call it a few I do it after you [TS]

  next week [TS]

  can fix this please fix it and from where people should go and check out the [TS]

  city knows what's going on with city necessarily City notes is my travel [TS]

  guide start-up City notes that I O is our website we have a freshly updated [TS]

  guide to New York City so if your traveling to New York this summer and [TS]

  wanna know only the best places to hang out restaurants cafes don't waste your [TS]

  time on the uncropped don't waste your time on Yelp or you know God some [TS]

  garbage like that [TS]

  check out city notes we're gonna be releasing new guides over the next [TS]

  several weeks to places like Paris and a separate one for Brooklyn and hopefully [TS]

  Tokyo Chicago and LA so fast it's kind of my full-time job now I'm pretty much [TS]

  winding down my time on split up at the moment and really pushing hard on this [TS]

  so check it out at City notes . I O or or follow us on Twitter its city notes [TS]

  travel has someone is squatting on city now [TS]

  I hate that yeah well that's great everybody should check it out we've [TS]

  talked about it before couple months ago but it's really worth your time it's a [TS]

  great really really great stuff thankyou down from her thank you [TS]