Steven Bush of Brighthand writes an editorial on Palm vs. Pocket PC: The Paths Grow Nearer.
Dan Hon gives a great quote from VeriSign’s Ken Silva (also an ICANN member) asking if a 10% increase in spam due to the SiteFinder debacle is anything more than an inconvenience to a small number of users.”
I know: I’ll write a quick MailSmith filter to forward 10% of my daily spam to Ken, and see what he thinks.
I’ve been a Pocket PC user for quite a while, but I have to completely agree with Jeff Kirvin’s column on how Palm is leaping ahead of Microsoft in terms of innovation on its platform. There’s currently no innovation going on on the Pocket PC platform: give or take a slot or two, all the Pocket PC machines are identical. Compare that with what Sony is doing with the Palm platform, or Handspring, or even PalmOne itself. Ever couple of months brings a new and often radically different Palm machine.
But one of the other interesting points in Jeff’s piece is on the question of whether Microsoft really cares about Pocket PC. Bill Gates uses a smartphone and a Tablet: no Pocket PC there. And the suspicion is that that’s the way the world is going, with no room for the mid-sized handheld.
Ironically, of course, this is exactly the same logic used by Steve Jobs for Apple avoiding the handheld market like the plague.