Android Latin

Today we talk about: Special Evening Edition since Chris is on the road, Exploiting the laggards, Oracle World, Email Wave campaigns, Eloqua and Manticore, Google Android includes GPS, OpenGL, Accelerometer support, Bluetooth, WiFi, kitchen sink, 800-GOOG-411, we go deep geek on Java for cellphones, Scott Monty from Crayon busts some Latin venalicius style, Firebrand, Chris admits Demolition Man is not a 5 star film.

John is happy to say he has no business travel left for 2008.

Chris is wrapping up the last of his business travel.

Give us a yell if you visit Boston.

Our theme song is called Mellow G by Fonkmasters from the Podsafe Music Network

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7 thoughts on “Android Latin”

  1. You make some big assumptions about Android. To what percentage of mobile phone users are its features or openness important? The “cool” MVNOs, like Amp’d and Boost, haven’t done so hot, have they?

    A phone, functionally, is not a computer. There will always be geeks that will love Linux cores and open-source, but they are the exception, not the rule.

    Apple was cautious about the SDK for a good reason. If software you put on your phone has malware in it, you blame the phone – and the carrier. Can you afford for your phone to go FOOM! ? Can the carriers afford that? Closed systems do have their upsides – especially given the size of the market.

    Just my 2 cents.

    Eric

  2. You make some big assumptions about Android. To what percentage of mobile phone users are its features or openness important? The “cool” MVNOs, like Amp’d and Boost, haven’t done so hot, have they?

    A phone, functionally, is not a computer. There will always be geeks that will love Linux cores and open-source, but they are the exception, not the rule.

    Apple was cautious about the SDK for a good reason. If software you put on your phone has malware in it, you blame the phone – and the carrier. Can you afford for your phone to go FOOM! ? Can the carriers afford that? Closed systems do have their upsides – especially given the size of the market.

    Just my 2 cents.

    Eric

  3. I love the idea of an all-Latin episode. There are plenty of places to get help finding the right phrases, like Yuni or Vicipaedia.

    I’m a real classics geek–got halfway through my doctoral dissertation in Classical Studies. (Which made 13 years of Latin and 9 years of Greek at that point, and I kept going for some years aftewards.)

    Latin and Greek can be useful in some marketing endeavors: I got hired to do freelance product naming by Strategic Name Development on the basis of my linguistic background.

  4. I love the idea of an all-Latin episode. There are plenty of places to get help finding the right phrases, like Yuni or Vicipaedia.

    I’m a real classics geek–got halfway through my doctoral dissertation in Classical Studies. (Which made 13 years of Latin and 9 years of Greek at that point, and I kept going for some years aftewards.)

    Latin and Greek can be useful in some marketing endeavors: I got hired to do freelance product naming by Strategic Name Development on the basis of my linguistic background.

  5. Eric,
    I don’t think this will have any impact on the 30 and over demographic, but the generation raised on sidekicks and iPhones may be more understanding about a less stable open platform.

    On the other hand maybe there will be a future backlash on phones that do more than make calls.

  6. Eric,
    I don’t think this will have any impact on the 30 and over demographic, but the generation raised on sidekicks and iPhones may be more understanding about a less stable open platform.

    On the other hand maybe there will be a future backlash on phones that do more than make calls.

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