Printers are the work of the devil indeed. There are several problems: – They are cheap but ink is a billion times more expensive than Caviar – They are complicated to use, require obscure drivers and come with mega bloated useless software – And the worst one IMHO, there are trillions of models. Just look at the list below for Canon. It is impossible to even memorize 1/100 of this list. You want to become a billionaire and create a business that thrives and kills all competition? Create a printer company that: – Has 3 models: personal, pro and business. Personal is only printer, pro scans and copies and business is the same as pro but faster and more resilient. – Very simple driver. Allows to print with very little complexity and even has a dropbox where you put a word, excel, pdf or image and it is printed right away. A bit of security in the business one but that’s it. – And the price can be a bit higher, but decent priced replacement cartdriges. You can claim it is a green company as there is less waste. Maybe even replace only a small tube within the cartdrige. You […]
Granted that: – Deadlines are usually very tight in software – No one likes the idea of their software being uninstalled – It is 2007 or 2008 – But doesn’t the Microsoft SQL Server team have someone that can spend 5 minutes making the uninstall screen look a tiny bit better?
I received this today. They didn’t even bother to get the name or names of my applications. This shouts “mass email marketing we don’t care about you, just buy something from us!” And didn’t Apple Dev Portal just got hacked last Thursday? Did they get my info from there?
For those who check prices in Expedia, make sure you log in from a location that is not too expensive. This is from the same computer, same dates, at the same time but from two different IPs, one in Europe and one in the US. Almost three times more expensive! Or if you want to vacation and you live in Europe (or UK), look for a local destination or ask a friend from another less expensive location to pay for your hotel!
Dear Microsoft, With Windows 8 I believe you tried to get a one size fits all product out too fast. There are things that instead of enhancing user experience, they degrade it. One example is the Start screen. As you can see there is a bunch of crap that I don’t (nor will ever) use. Please bring in the capability to add folders. This would have been prevented if you learned from experience. The only thing you needed is one of the people that worked in the design team to be an iPhone user. Remember how the initial versions of iPhone did not have folders and they later added this functionality? Well, just do the same. Sincerely, Sometimes Frustrated User