From time to time, I'll get absolutely inundated with an email, which naturally I'll delete straight away. On the rare occasion I get something worth reading, I'll flag it for a post like this. The reason we have TalkBack's on ZDNet is not so we can harvest off your user information for the statisticians, it's so you lot can talk back to us and give us grief for doing our jobs. Again, useful when it comes to doing posts like these.
It's been a strange few months, especially with the economic downturn and the fact the stock markets have turned to a brown, gooey sludge called "recession". There have been job layoffs from London to New York, San Francisco to Antarctica, but there has been some brilliant news coming out of the conferences we've all been to.
So in respect to all this, what have you lot been emailing and chit-chatting about? It's time to get some answers from yours truly.
Q. [Email] Why did you take the time to scream about essay writing services, when if we don't, it'll just get worse?A. It's not a mild case of projectile diarrhea; you should be able to talk about these things. Maybe if we'd spoken up a little bit sooner, some of the major wars we've had wouldn't have been so bad. I chose to talk about it because it shows how technology is being used in a negative way, rather than a positive one. Technology should aid research, not help those who can't be arsed to write an essay to get someone else to write one.
Q. [Email] Why lug 3 or 4 books on vacation when you can just slip the Kindle in your purse?A. Sure, go for it. I don't particularly want to pay around about the same amount for an e-book of the same physical book. For some people, the Kindle will be a god-send. Whilst many have criticised my criticisms of it, I'd honestly prefer a good book. For me and many, the Kindle just hasn't refined itself well enough yet, and will be more than happy for Amazon to throw me one when the next version comes out.
Q. Has anyone tried installing this [Windows 7] build over Vista?A. Yes, I tried earlier on when I screwed up the boot configuration file. You can perform an upgrade and seems to work reasonably well; except leaving a Windows.old folder in the main operating system directory when you load it up for the first time. If this is how it'll continue to be, it'll wiggle out many of the problems between XP and Vista that was first found during initial release. And no, you can't upgrade from a 32-bit to a 64-bit; only a clean install from boot.