While I agree that we all want to see CreateDebate make it big, an active blog that showcases new features really can be marketing in and of itself. Showing activity through a blog is one way of keeping loyal users (as long as you end up consistently rolling out the features promised...). But to be even more realistic and maybe severe, I think the CreateDebate team should be sure to post both! Create an active blog that has weekly posts with updates and statuses and get your users interested in not only utilizing the service but considering it something that they can cherish and be involved in. One of my pet peeves is web service companies that have very inactive blogs or that post irregularly. When I am interested in a web service or a web application and I see that the blog is updated once or twice a year or one a very irregular basis then I get a little turned off as I see the dev team as being less active or less interested in involving their users.
I totally agree. But I wouldn't even put names to the faces. If the IT industry continues to flourish there will be no "final winner" but instead there will be a splintering into a multitude of smaller markets. In web design you can already see this happening. Web applications are quickly becoming popular, SEO, marketing, social networking, social bookmarking, label making, all of these things are quickly becoming strong independent players in the IT industry.
This guy sounds awesome! I'd go to church if he was my pastor! Wow, gonna do some searching for more footage of him speaking. Oh the debate? yeah, this guy is basically touching on all the same subjects as MLK jr. did. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "They ask if our own nation wasn't using massive doses of violence to solve its problems, to bring about the changes it wanted. Their questions hit home, and I knew that I could never again raise my voice against the violence of the oppressed in the ghettos without having first spoken clearly to the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today -- my own government." - MLK Jr. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "With righteous indignation, it will look across the seas and see individual capitalists of the West investing huge sums of money in Asia, Africa, and South America, only to take the profits out with no concern for the social betterment of the countries, and say, "This is not just." It will look at our alliance with the landed gentry of South America and say, "This is not just." The Western arrogance of feeling that it has everything to teach others and nothing to learn from them is not just." -MLK Jr.
The iphone is still a very closed device even after the recent changes in third party applications allowed. It lacks the power of a real computer and really just doctors up the interface to make it look pretty. The interface design may be stellar and able to push better GUI down-the-line (seeing as some smartphone companies are already adapting and developing beautiful GUIs), but the true ability of smartphones is to match, sync, update, replace and any other word for interfacing of mobile device to computer/world. The iphone is really just skims the water of what it potential with smartphones. I've heard it called a semi-smartphone to an the even more derogatory term, pseudo-smartphone/smartphone-look-alike. Capability is different than a beautiful GUI. There are hundreds of articles that can be found with a simple google search about the real lack that the iphone has. I have attached a cheeky advertisement comparison that just touches on the issues.
"Indeed, for all their talk of change, the major party candidates operate in that netherworld of centrist politics that is loath to challenge the status quo. Obama, Clinton, and McCain understand full well that corporate interests are the real third-rail of American politics. None of these "mavericks" or "agents of change" come close to Nader's record for taking on corporate power." Big Business has pushed us into settling for two candidates. Choosing the "lesser of two evils." Well, Nader has always said that choosing the lesser of two evils means that the value of your candidates will continually lower as your standards fall. Vote for what you believe in, not what you expect to win! Coverage of candidates is decided by big multinational corporations, don't let them decide who is the real better candidate. Check the facts, Nader is fighting for us.
That's Baloney! "Financed by Anheuser-Busch, Philip Morris and other multinational corporations, the Commission on Presidential Debates has excluded popular third-party candidates, most of whom are critical of the Big Business agenda. Although he received million in public funds, captured 19 percent of the popular vote in the previous 1992 election, and 76 percent of eligible voters wanted him included, Ross Perot was excluded by the two parties from the 1996 presidential debates. Both Pat Buchanan, who collected over million in federal matching funds, and Ralph Nader, who attracted the largest paid audiences during his campaign appearances, were excluded from the 2000 presidential debates, although in a national poll, 64 percent of eligible voters wanted them included." There is no "law" it's just big business pulling the strings. This is exactly the kind of misinformation that Nader wants to squash!
You need more specifics than just "i'm buying a new laptop" I would personally go for the nice new Eee PC 900 that is set to come out. It has much double the capacity and performance as the 800 series and it's a little bit bigger of a screen. I love these UMPCs. But if you want something with more multimedia capacity (which tends to be kind of ironic...when you consider power consumption, heat and the nixed performace due to space constraints) then you'd probably be best considering any Acer, Sony, or other nice brands. But if you want the best quality (with a terrible price tag to match) then yes a macbook pro will be the top-of-the-line best bet.
Actually, I think most people don't here 'amazing stories' everyday. I don't think I'd be wrong in saying that only a select few ignoramuses actually here 'amazing stories' everyday. Most people just live and struggle to exist in this cruel world that somehow becomes "beautiful" and "amazing" after god enters the picture...sarcasm hopefully apparent. And I'd also love for you to illustrate for us (as is proper in debate) these stories that seemingly fortell the future! Were the disciples the christian version of Nostradamus?! (the heretic every christian loved to hate...) I find it baffling that such a turn of events has allowed the bible to become a predictive tool, which would've been bogus up until modern day (read: terrible) America.