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two Apples equal one Kidney

June6

so…

I think it’s fair to say that more people use Android devices than Apple iOs (iPads, iPhones, iPods – and, soon, Macbooks) devices.

why not? Android devices are for the unenlightened masses (although more cool kids actually want an iPhone). anybody can have one. the experience is second-rate and quality control will always remain suspect. look, Google has more employees, spends more money on R&D, and can point to the Android platform having a majority market-share (although that depends on how you spin the numbers).

but, Google somehow still manages make a lot less money than Apple.

for me. it’s about value – both perceived and realized.

and, here is an extreme example:

Teenager sells kidney for ipad2

in summary, the 17-year-old fellow surnamed Zheng, a freshman in high school, got connected with a kidney-selling agent through the internet, who pledged to pay him 20,000 yuan (that’s $3,084.45 US ) for one of his kidneys.

according to the story, on April 28 of this year, Zheng went to Chenzhou, Hunan Province to have his kidney removed under the supervision of three so-called middlemen, and received the 22,000 yuan. he then returned home with an Apple iPad and an iPhone.

just to further my point, you can now get approximately twelve (12) Android devices for the same kidney.

did you know that seventy-three percent (73%) of all CEO’s in North America use an iPhone? there is a vital difference between being a leader and a follower (back to the masses, thing). don’t take my word for it. take your own notice. do it!

peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

brian patrick cork

 

iPad humor

May11

We’re certainly enjoying our iPads.

And, so should you!

After all, Colbert has an iPad!

Peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

Brian Patrick Cork

unacceptable

May5

We continue to evaluate the Apple iPad and it’s best applications for our business and that of our hearty and ferocious partners.

Obviously Voice of Internet Protocol (VOIP) is an emerging must – especially when it comes to global business strategies and tactical realities. This makes SKYPE a careful focus for my team.

It should be noted that, here, in the United States, AT&T originally prohibited VOIP applications from using the cellular network. However, under pressure from Optimistic Gentlemen, in October 2009 AT&T announced iPhone VOIP applications were now acceptable on its network. Unfortunately, this acceptance does not, it turns out, extend to the iPad 3G, even if customers buy the same $30/month unlimited data plan available for iPhone 3G/3GS use.

Thusly, it’s war, or something akin to it, then – and, we’ll begin with commerce..

This is after all, the ideal challenge for Prudent but Optimistic Gentlemen. We must champion the solution and strike fear in the hearts of purveyors of the problem.

Peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

Brian Patrick Cork

iPad reality

March20

Here is what I know based on having an iPad in my hands for two weeks…

This from the perspective of a businessman (me) – or, perhaps a field researcher, doctor, traveling salesman, even a warehouse supervisor – anyone whose job offers them an opportunity to get away from a desk. The iPad runs hundreds of iPhone apps, and you can bet thousands of more are under development. The productivity and multi-revenue opportunities around the iPad are potentially inconceivable as of the writing of this post. Many of those apps are tailored to specialized lines-of-work. And, it’s more powerful hardware (I’m drawing the compaison to the iPhone) should inspire developers to be relentless in their pursuit of innovation.

But it’s iWork that sets the standard. It comes with attention-grabbing presentation tools. For example, the laser pointer effect in Keynote is slick, bad-ass, awesome, cool. iWork beats Microsoft Office for usability anyway – and, we like our videos. And, the iPad’s size, weight, and battery life make it a natural for the field and travel.

Prediction: “iPadders” will leave their Macbooks at home and the office when they go any where.

One determined piece of advice from a self-acknowledged know-it-all… Don’t skimp and settle for the WiFi-only version and fool yourself into thinking you don’t, or won’t, care about 3G. When you grasp the potential of this device for communication (i.e. VoIP), and the aforementioned Apps currently under development around that potential, “the game” (gaming is a whole other topic) changes completely.

Peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

Brian Patrick Cork

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