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March 26, 2008

Bill Gates is hanging out with the chairman of General Motors.

Filed under: apple,bill gates,crash,general motor,joke,jokes,Microsoft — Admin @ 13:32

Bill Gates is hanging out with the chairman of General Motors.

“If automotive technology had kept pace with computer technology over the past few decades,” boasts Gates, “you would now be driving a V-32 instead of a V-8, and it would have a top speed of 10,000 miles per hour. Or, you could have an economy car that weighs 30 pounds and gets a thousand miles to a gallon of gas. In either case, the sticker price of a new car would be less than $50.”

“Sure,” says the GM chairman. “But would you really want to drive a car that crashes four times a day?”

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Q: What did Gates’ wife say to him on their wedding night?
A: Now I know why you called your company Micro-soft.

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Q: What is the first computer ever invented?
A: Apple. Coz in the garden of Eden, Eve already touched & ate the apple.

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March 22, 2008

Mac OS, what’s holding me back?

Mac OS is an alternative for alternatives without an alternative, switching away from Microsoft Windows to Mac OS will make me stuck with Apple hardware. Is this enough reason to switch from Windows to Mac OS? Certainly not.

  1. I love Mac OS interface. Who doesn’t? But it’s not enough reasons for me to switch to Mac OS and here are some of the reasons:
    • Using Mac OS is like using an exclusive technology. Apple’s Mac OS only have 5% of the market share, that’s mean that you are a handicap to the 95% of the technology. You wouldn’t want that.
    • Using Mac OS is like using an exclusive technology. It means that once you’ve stuck with the beauty and the user friendly user interface, you would not want to use Windows anymore. This is not helping our career moves, is it? You would not be useful or worth hiring for again, because most Mac OS users will keep whining how great is the user interface and how suck is the Windows. Who want to hire a whiner?
    • Using Mac OS is like using an exclusive software and hardware. Try to find the softwares and the hardware’s spare parts for Apple machine, you wont find the alternatives, the softwares are very limited.
  2. I hate Windows Vista user interface. Who doesn’t? But it’s not enough reasons for me to switch to Mac OS and here are some of the reasons:
    • Using Windows Vista is like using a beta technology. It’s always crashes and it’s hard to use. People say when you can master the difficult one, the easy one is like a walk in the park. Beside, Windows have the 95% of the market share. I stick with the winner.
    • Using Windows Vista is like using a beta technology. You may be stuck with the ugly duckling, but majority of the people can afford it and they use it personally and in a corporate world.
    • Using Windows Vista is like using a beta technology with so many softwares and hardwares galore. Viva (suck) Windows.
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March 20, 2008

Tidak ada hal yang baru di bawah Matahari. There is nothing new under the Sun.

Seseorang meng-email saya dan bertanya seperti dibawah ini:

Globalisasi mendorong setiap perusahaan untuk terus berjuang mempertahankan eksistensinya. Agar dapat terus bertahan maka tiap perusahaan berlomba-lomba terus mencari solusi baru dalam menarik minat konsumen. Selain itu perusahaan juga dituntut untuk terus melakukan perubahan baik secara internal dalam perusahaannya juga secara eksternal melalui produk-produk dan jasa-jasa yang ditawarkan.

Banyak perusahaan sering menyebut dirinya melakukan perubahan ialah dengan berinovasi. Ada 2 jenis inovasi yang sering disebut, yaitu Incremental innovation dan radical innovation. Menurut Allan Afuah, radical inovasi ialah kemampuan untuk menghancurkan, sedangkan incremental inovasi ialah kemampuan yang meningkatkan.

Salah satu perusahaan yang melakukan inovasi ialah blitzmegaplex yang mengklaim dirinya sebagai ‘bioskop terbesar di indonesia’. Blitzmegaplex muncul sebagai penantang pasar dari bioskop yang telah lama eksis yaitu cineplex 21. menurut anda, apakah inovasi yang dialukan oleh blitzmegaplex merupakan radical innovation atau incremental innovation?

Jika and berada di Afghanistan sekarang atau beberapa tahun lalu, jika ada seseorang yang membangun bioskop, itu akan menjadi satu satunya bioskop setelah pemerintahan Taliban berakhir. Banyak orang Afganistan yang akan berdecak kagum, bahkan akan banyak pula yang akan berkata di alam kagumnya ,”Ini baru inovasi”. Masa sih?

Keberadaan bioksop di Afghanistan ataupun seperti keberadaan BlitzMegaPlex di Indonesia bukanlah hasil dari innovasi, apalagi merupakan hal yang baru. Keberadaan megaplex sudah banyak di negara negara lain. Tidak ada hal yang baru dibawah matahai (there is nothing new under the sun). Sekali lagi, keberadaan BlitzMegaPlex di Indonesia bukanlah hasil dari innovasi, melainkan hasil (buah) dari pada keterbukaan dan reformasi dari pada suatu monopoli yang telah dilakukan oleh 21 cineplex selama berpuluh tahun. Tidak ada suatu hal baru yang dilakukan oleh BlitzMegaPlex dalam hal ini, dan oleh karena itu saya tidak menganggap hal ini sebagai innovasi, melainkan pembaharuan, keterbukaan pasar dari pada pasar tertutup (monopoli).

Jika Aqua menjadi lebih mapan dan besar di pasar setelah Ades berada di pasar, dan jika keberadaan Apple MacOS menjadi pacuan dari pada programmer dan designer Microsoft Windows, maka keberadaan BlitzMegaPlex akan menjadikan persaingan hiburan layar lebar menjadi sehat. Dengan adanya persaingan dari BlitzMegaPlex ini, saya telah melihat 21 Cineplex berbenah diri dengan membangun Studio XXI yang menurut saya jauh lebih hangat dan mewah dari pada BlitzMegaPlex.

Terima kasih saya untuk persaingan pasar bebas yang membuat perusahaan-perusahaan lebih memperbaiki dan meningkatkan diri dalam segi produk dan jasa. Hanya di pasar bebas, produk dan jasa yang benar benar baik akan bertahan, hidup dan sejahtera. Terima kasih persaingan, terima kasih pasar bebas, selamat tinggal monopoli.

February 22, 2008

My Dream Mobile Phone

These are some features that most of mobile manufacturers have not think of or they may have think about it.

  • Auto Select (Rule Generator).
    Sure some of the mobile device already have some of this dual mode (GSM and CDMA) that can accommodate more then one mobile number in one device.
    Many of mobile operators offer “special offers”, mostly they offered discounted talk-time or sms (text) based on their marketing strategies. I wish we can set a rule on our mobile phone for some numbers, so that when we call the particular number, the phone can call based on assigned operator (GSM or CDMA) to save cost by taking advantage of the particular mobile operator special offers.
  • Built-in BlackBerry Connect or Push Mail
  • FM Radio
  • TV Tuner
  • 8 Mega Pixels Camera
  • 30GB built-in storage
  • Micro SD expansion memory
  • Fast processor (yes, this is very important)
  • Office applications (Microsoft compatible)
  • Quad Band, UMTS and 4G
  • Speech text recognition for faster SMS (text) typing
  • Voice enabled dial
  • World GPS enabled
  • Video Players (DVD, MP4 and many more)
  • Music Players
  • NO Windows Mobile
  • Symbian or Palm OS
  • WiFi a/b/g/n
  • BlueTooth
  • T9 Predictive text
  • 16.7 million colors
  • Phone battery that can last 7 days talk-time
  • Support ANY security modules for secure financial transaction
  • More then one mobile phone fields per person in contacts

February 21, 2008

Windows Mobile? No, thank you.

I’ve used Pocket PC and later on changed it’s name to Windows Mobile 5 and 6. What was Microsoft thinking? Didn’t they figure it out that many users nowadays have more then one mobile phones?Version 6 already and they still could not figure it out to put more then one mobile phone field on one contact. If my friend have more then once mobile phone (yes, more then one, GSM and CDMA), I have to choose which one is it to be input into the fields. Is it going to be on car phone field or is it on pager field? This is silly Microsoft! More and more business travelers carry more then one mobile phone, one is for their home mobile phone and one is for the visited country (using prepaid GSM or CDMA card).

I am into Symbian OS, they’ve figured out that some users have more then one mobile phone. With Symbian (Nokia, Sony Ericsson), I can easily add extra fields on email and particularly on extra mobile phone field.

If Windows Mobile wants a bigger market share, they have to start to think about what users (people) needs.

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If you disagree with me, please email me at blog(at)wanhart(at)com Windows Mobile 6 contact (on edit mode) screen shots on how to add more mobile field in one contact. On the other hand, for Nokia and Sony Ericsson users, please email me the contact screen shots (on edit mode) and show me how to add mobile field in one contact. Thank you.