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Ten is Less than Five

Almost exactly one year ago, John Gruber criticised the tendency of reviewers to grade to a curve in the context of tablets. Unfortunately, it’s been a year and things haven’t changed much. Consider Vlad Savov’s recent review of the Sony Xperia S for The Verge.1 Savov gives the device a 7.1 making you think this […]

Now Sony is What?

Businessweek has a story in its latest issue about Sony. It was on the front page of Daring Fireball and linked to a couple of times in my Twitterstream. As a long time Sony fan, I was interested to see what it said. The article is terrible and I have no idea why anyone has […]


This is what Google + feels like, a competitor to social networks of last year, not now. I like Brooks but it’s because I like him that I feel a need to call him out (see all my posts referencing Gruber). Brooks says he’s not using Google+ at the top of the piece and then […]

A Servant of Two Masters or: Why Windows 8 is Fundamentally Flawed

In response to the [Windows 8 video] that came out today, John Gruber has a piece at Daring Fireball entitled Why Windows 8 is Fundamentally Flawed as a Response to the iPad. Gruber praises Microsoft for displaying innovative new thinking when it comes to touch-based devices but is critical of the fact that the touch-based […]

Linked Lists

I’m a big fan of John Gruber and his blog Daring Fireball. One of the things that Daring Fireball popularised (at least as far as I’m aware) was interspersing ‘proper’ blog entries that you wrote with links to blogs, videos and things around the Internet that you thought were interesting, typically with your commentary on […]

What Do I Listen To? 2011

In October of last year I moved permanently to Japan. Because I now work from home, my podcasting habits have been affected somewhat. I do still make time for podcasts but I’m not as desperate as I once was and I find it more difficult to force myself to, say, listen to my Japanese podcasts, […]

College Try

So John Gruber named Henry Blodget his Jackass of the Week because of a piece Blodget wrote at Silicon Alley Insider suggesting that Google will do to Apple in the ’10s what Microsoft did to Apple in the ’80s. That is, completely marginalise the company and develop and control the de facto operating system. Gruber’s […]

What Do I Listen To? 2009

I wrote the original ‘What Do I Listen To?’ more than a year ago and felt it was time to give it an update. Who are the up-and-comers? Who’s managed to hang on? Who’s fallen by the wayside? Read on to find out what’s on my iPod in 2009. The Brainy Gamer Podcast Last […]