Posts Tagged ‘user+advocacy’

TimeWarner Behaving Badly

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

I’m not aware of anyone who loves their cable company, and yet we put up with a lot of the baloney service deficits in order to get our favorite TV shows.  They’re definitely not corporations organized to make the user experience better, but now TimeWarner has taken the lead in abusing their customers.

Their arrogance began with attempting to impose bandwidth caps on internet usage, set so low that anyone wanting to play online games or download movies would hit them.  Now, they’re trying to legislate local fiber out of existence in North Carolina, even though they refused to provide it themselves when asked.  Moderately interesting, if predictably tech-head, discussion on Slashdot.

Vacation’s over

Friday, December 26th, 2008

So I finally have come back, and my post of a year ago is thankfully dead history.  Apple has released the iPhone developer kit, and the iPhone App Store is now making them money hand over fist.   There are plenty of critiques of the App Store, but the key is that it exists and so we’re moving into the future.  Apple is paying attention and we’ll have to see what happens next.

Next step – get them to release the Apple TV developer kit…  there’s already a flourishing mod community and pretty public companies taking advantage of the hardware, so why not make it official instead of fighting it?

In other news, I’m going to try and post more often – I’m getting in better control at work, so should have more time.  At least that’s the theory…