In a perfect world, I wouldn’t be a klutz and I would never drop my phone. On the off chance that something happened to my device, like my six-year old son, it would survive the experience unscathed. Yea?I?ll hang on to that pipe dream. The reality is that phones get dropped. If you have children, regardless of how high you put your phone, eventually they will get their hands on it . So, what is the best way to protect your device? That’s a question I have been asking myself since I first got my iPhone last year.
Archive for May 28th, 2012
May 28 2012
The charging cable that comes with one’s iThing is long, and can be unwieldy in some circumstances. Various third parties are developing alternate charging solutions that can often add additional functionality. Twig is one interesting and good-looking example.
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May 28 2012
My son, age eight, is quite attached to our iPod Touch. And the computer. And sometimes to the television and the Nintendo DSi. (And my iPad when I let him touch it.) For the most part, he plays educational games, or watches quality movies or videos. He has learned all of the countries in the world, and quite a bit about strategy and physics. And while he never complains about being bored, he does seem to be dependent on these electronics for much of his entertainment. To give him a break from this, we have often had days where the kids went electronics-free. But lately, that hasn’t been enough.
May 28 2012
I was pleased to read about the the following two initiatives in the press this morning:
A strong entrepreneurial culture is key to having a successful startup ecosystem (along with innovation and finance/support infrastructure) and as the years go by ours is getting stronger here in the UK. There are a number of contributing factors, not least the growing number of success stories, but support from the government and media will really help the nation understand that entrepreneurship is important for UK plc and a valid and exciting career choice.
Great credit is due to the Cameron administration for being the first UK government to being the first in this company to really champion entrepreneurship. The evidence I have seen points to startups and innovation being only real option for sustainable growth, but startups don’t have the ear of government in the way that other larger institutions and companies do and previous governments have found them easy to leave off the agenda.