Thursday, March 18, 2010

Pogue stranded in CT with no juice

New York Times tech writer David Pogue lives in Connecticut, which was the scene of some powerful storms last weekend. So what does a tech guy do when he’s got no power?  Good question!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Windows Fanboy Pogue loves his Live stuff

Mac Fanboy-(apparently)-turned Windows Fanboy David Pogue blathers on here about all of the great stuff offered in the incomprehensible Windows Live line.  What is Windows Live, anyway? Shouldn’t they have just named it all MSN? I mean, it’s even got a new butterfly.  Look at this passage, and see if you can follow it.  Is there anything Redmond hasn’t rebranded like 10 times?

First of all, there are actually two “Windows Live” categories. In the first category, software programs: downloadable apps that should have come with Windows, but don’t, because Microsoft is afraid of more antitrust lawsuits. They’re a one-click download away, they’re collectively called Windows Live Essentials, and they include Windows Live Mail (formerly Windows Mail, formerly Outlook Express); Windows Live Photo Gallery; Windows Live Messenger (formerly MSN Messenger); Windows Live Movie Maker; Windows Live Family Safety; Windows Live Toolbar; and Windows Live Writer (a tool for composing blog posts).

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

JoT: A David Pogue keynote

Saturday, January 9, 2010

“iPhone’s for sheep; Android’s for geeks”

Says so right here.  This is all a result of a post by The Poguester where he kinda gives a “meh” review to the Nexus One, and positively gets body slammed by agitated Android fanboys.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The 2009 Pogie Awards

The ubiquitous David Pogue, noted columnist and unabashed Apple fanboy, has published his year-end Pogie Awards.  (Published: December 30, 2009.)  Money quote:

“Wow, what an opportunity! Imagine having a newspaper column published precisely on the last day of the year. What a chance to step back, look ahead, sum it all up.”

That’s all well and good..but what about tomorrow?  Isn’t December 31st always the last day of the year?  Maybe not.  I could be wrong.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Pogue on Win7: It’s not from Apple, but it’s not bad, kinda cool, sorta, whatever, blah blah bla

So, okay, that’s not exactly what he says. But it’s not exactly a rave, either. We’ve condensed it to a summary for you.

Read the full review if you must. If you’re pressed for time, the miniature version goes like this:

It’s not Vista. It’s faster. It nags you less.

Upgrading from XP sucks.

Too many different versions.

Lots of stuff stripped out, even email.

However: it’s “mostly great news,” and “there are some slick, efficient new features for managing windows.”

Taskbar good. Libraries good. Compatibility good. Plug in camera or printer, they probably will work.

Borg not need be embarrassed no more. Except when someone puts their stuff next to Apple stuff. Then, sucks to be working for Borg.

Pogue out.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Pogue comes clean

Tells interviewer: “Since when have I ever billed myself as a journalist?” Bravo, David. Well said.

Oh, and if anyone mentions the fact that last December you gave a keynote speech at a Columbia Journalism Review conference, just tell them their information is incorrect, and refuse to comment further.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Pogue on the new iPod Nano: Smash hit!

You just knew he’d love it, didn’t you? As for all those little bitches grumbling about the fact that maybe we didn’t have much to show after a year of development, Pogue writes: “I tell you man, it’s all about your expectations.” For his part, David was dazzled and blown away. Even now, days later, he is wandering in a cloud of childlike wonder.

(Photo by Art Director Jason. Much love.)