Tuesday, January 26, 2010

McGraw-Hill CEO announces tablet

Terry McGraw is the McGraw-Hill chairman, president & CEO. He talks about Q4 earnings, mwah mwah mwah, who cares. So wade through this tedious interview to the 2:52 mark, and he talks about how the tablet will be based on the iPhone OS, the announcement comes tomorrow, etc. As All Things D pointed out, this has to be a planned leak. If it wasn’t, Mr.McGraw would already be the former CEO of McGraw-Hill. Bonus points for CNBC: the interview is with Erin Burnett.

Hail the King Of All Media

Despite what that talentless hack loser slob Howard Stern would say, we know who the new King Of All Media is.  And so does The Apple Blog.

It’s not this one, either

No, this is not it

For your consideration, 2 views on the iSlate

On one hand, a fellow named Alan Kay thinks Apple will rule the world with the new tablet.  Alan invented the concept of the laptop back in 1968. Meanwhile, PCWorld’s David Coursey says the new device will just be something else to carry around.  My bet is reality will be somewhere in the middle of those extremes.

Play the (unofficial) Apple Tablet game!

From the folks at the New York Times. This link opens a PDF of the image below. Play along with your friends! Fun for all!

Monday, January 25, 2010


Thanks to Gizmodo via Fredo & Pid’jin.

And will you look at YBG

Looks like a big deal coming up Wednesday, eh?

Dear Leader tosses us a morsel

Let’s be clear.  The iPad, iSlate, whatever…does not exist. There is no such thing.


Apple has never commented on the rumors.

But in today’s earnings call release, El Jobso said “The new products we’re planning to release this year are very strong, starting this week with a major new product that we’re really excited about.”

Whatever could he be referring to?

Kara front and center

All Things Digital’s Kara Swisher is all a-twitter.  Why?  She’ll be attending her very first El Jobso keynote.  She just doesn’t know what to do.  Kara, let me give you some advice.

  1. Do not make direct eye contact with Dear Leader. Ever.
  2. Avert your gaze if Dear Leader elects to favor you with a glance, or a casual chuckle to indicate you know nothing.  Because compared to him………you don’t.
  3. No sudden movements.
  4. Only speak if spoken to.
  5. Do not yell out “boom” or “one more thing.”
  6. Do not wear a black turtle, jeans, and New Balance 993’s.
  7. Do not carry a Dell laptop into The Event. Or anything with “Vista” on it.
  8. If Moshe asks for your ID, give it to him.  Don’t think twice- he gets nervous quickly.
  9. Don’t bug Katie. She’ll let you know if it’s OK to speak with her.  Requests should be submitted two weeks in advance.
  10. Use the greeting “Namaste.” It is commonly accompanied by a slight bow made with hands pressed together.
  11. At the conclusion of The Event, you may leave only once Dear Leader has departed.
  12. Talking points for your review will be arriving in your in-box at event’s end.  Please follow them explicitly…for your protection.