Hope everyone is doing okay.
Not too much to report.
Seriously. I keep reading different news sites and looking for something thta I want to talk about, but I can't come up with anything new. The oil spill caused by the Deepwater Horizon accident continues to get bigger. Apparently they now think that oil may be coming out of the well at a rate that's five times higher than originally thought. Obviously, that's bad. Pretty much real bad. The president has pledged to use all available resources in the cleanup effort, and Lousiana Governor Bobby Jindal has declared a state of emergency.
I hope they find a way to contain the spill and clean some of it up, and I hope the impact along the coast isn't as awful as I fear it might become. And I don't think we should be doing a lot more additional drilling anytime soon along American coastlines. That's about all that I have to say on that.
What else? Jon Stewart took some shots at Apple last night on The Daily Show. For those who don't know, a new protoype version of a new iPhone was found in a bar out in California recently (apparently some Apple employee left it behind), and eventually the phone ends up being sold to an editor from Gizmodo, an online magazine which writes about computer stuff and tech trends). The guy who originally found the phone says he tried to return the phone to Apple, but he didn't get very far with their customer service folks.
Anyway, this week the police kicked in this Gizmodo editor's door and searched his place. Apparently under California law you can be charged with theft if you find property, know who the original owner is, and fail to return it.
I'm not sure how I feel about Gizmodo buying this phone and then publishing a bunch of details related to the product online (Gizmodo returned the phone to Apple, but not before a formal request was made and not until after they published pictures and information about it). It's probably not such a great thing.
On the other hand, kicking in someone's door and raiding their house, especially after at least one attempt to return the phone had already been made, seems kind of ridiculous. This new iPhone is a neat gadget, but it's not exactly classified, military grade hardware with national defesne implications.
Nope- it's a neat phone with two cameras on it instead of one.
Jon Stewart admitted last night that by criticizing Apple he was really going out on a limb with his young, progressive, hip audience. People just looove Apple.
But people love The Daily Show, too, and I think Stewart's right on this one. Apple needs to chill out just a bit and quit taking itself so seriously. Also, this whole deal they've got going where we're eventually going to have to buy everything that we own from the iStore? They need to chill out on that, too.
And it's good to see Jon Stewart taking a stand, even when he knows that doing so might put him at odds a bit with his audience. Good for him.
Annnnd... I just don't know what else to say today. Seriously, I'm stumped.
I'm going to let you guys go, and hopefully I'll have something better tomorrow.