Spolsky on Twitter

When the apple is ripe but a mere breeze is all that’s required to dislodge the fruit …  I recently read this comment by Joel Spolsky and promptly quit Twitter, have felt undescribably better ever since:

Although I appreciate that many people find Twitter to be valuable, I find it a truly awful way to exchange thoughts and ideas. It creates a mentally stunted world in which the most complicated thought you can think is one sentence long. It’s a cacophony of people shouting their thoughts into the abyss without listening to what anyone else is saying. Logging on gives you a page full of little hand grenades: impossible-to-understand, context-free sentences that take five minutes of research to unravel and which then turn out to be stupid, irrelevant, or pertaining to the television series Battlestar Galactica. I would write an essay describing why Twitter gives me a headache and makes me fear for the future of humanity, but it doesn’t deserve more than 140 characters of explanation, and I’ve already spent 820.

Monitor Sends Details On Your Heart Rate To Your IPhone

raisin-health-monitor-iphoneThis device can connect to your iPhone via Bluetooth, sending vital information such as physical activity, your pulse and other medical details to the app, which will then show you the information and store it for you to track it later.

Android running on iPhone

The Power of the iPad

For the three very inspiring videos see here.