I think we're going to have to call WiMax dead. After all, the CEO of a WiMax network said it's a "disaster." Ouch.
Molly WoodFormer Executive Editor
Molly Wood was an executive editor at CNET, author of the Molly Rants blog, and host of the tech show, Always On. When she's not enraging fanboys of all stripes, she can be found offering tech opinions on CBS and elsewhere, and offering opinions on everything else to anyone who will listen.
I think we're going to have to call WiMax dead. After all, the CEO of a WiMax network said it's a "disaster." Ouch. In other news, Sony decided it's not cool to charge $50 to get rid of something you never wanted to begin with, Comcast maybe does and maybe doesn't want to put a camera in your set-top box, and Tom's gonna win himself an X Prize.
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I heard you mention that crapware wasn’t dumped on Macs. Well
Actually, it depends on your definition of “crap”. There is a Microsoft Office 30-day demo offered on recent Macs. It's a crippled version of Office that lasts for 30 days from your first use and cannot, for example, print any of the documents you create with this application until you pay to upgrade it. Even more annoying, if you bring over a previously purchased full version of Office from an older Mac with the Migration Assistant, you are now in danger of deleting BOTH versions of Office when you use the “Uninstall” feature of the demo version.
This all adds up to “crap” in my dictionary.
Although I appreciate and enjoy your efforts, I’m not going to join the ranks of the “Love the show” automatons by appending that phrase to the end of my e-mail.
Nielson ratings jankiness
Last week on BOL when you had Randall on, you guys got to talking about the Nielsen ratings, and how janky they were for not including people without landlines. This is just not the case. While it is true that in the past this was the case, Nielsen is rapidly rolling out a selection process that does not rely on participants having a home phone line. The national sample has been this way for years, the top local markets are already converted, and with the smaller markets converting over at a pretty fast pace it will be a nonissue in short order.
Been listening to the show since episode one. Keep up the good work.
Dave the Nielsen Guy
P.S. My wife loves the show, the Tivo videos, and Gadgettes. Thanks for helping me convert her into a techie.