ATP #42: The Ultimate Vanity Search

<ul> <li>FU on PrimeSense.</li> <li>Apple’s <a href="http://daringfireball.net/linked/2013/12/02/topsy-labs">acquisition of Topsy</a> and speculation on <a href="https://alpha.app.net/dalton/post/16407959">why</a>.</li>; <li>Apple’s possible difficulty in getting and keeping enough engineering talent, and how they might make bigger strides in web services.</li> <li>Which group wears the pants in a company?</li> <li>Marco’s embarrassing FiOS support calls.</li> <li>How Apple’s release and marketing schedule affects their web services.</li> <li>Methodologies and vocabularies.</li> <li><a href="http://www.theverge.com/2013/12/4/5173686/usb-type-c-connector-specification-announced">USB spec group will add a reversible connector</a>, the history of terrible USB connectors (see also: <a href="http://5by5.tv/hypercritical/5">Hypercritical #5</a> from around 45 minutes, <a href="http://5by5.tv/hypercritical/6">Hypercritical #6</a> from around 9 minutes, and the entire rest of the series, too), <a href="http://daringfireball.net/2013/12/lightning_apple">Lightning epitomizing Apple</a>.</li> <li><a href="http://www.anandtech.com/show/7563/dell-24-uhd-up2414q-gets-a-price-28-uhd-4k-3840x2160-announced">Dell renews hope for desktop Retina</a> with the new Mac Pro, single big monitors vs. dual smaller ones, and higher-than-native resolution scaling on the Retina MacBook Pro (see also: <a href="http://www.eye-friendly.com/">Eye-Friendly</a>).</li>; <li>Waiting for a new technology to fully mature before switching, or adopting it earlier with tradeoffs and hacks.</li> <li>Texas.</li> </ul>

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