Saturday, November 06, 2010

Better than iPhone

My Nexus One is better than an iPhone. Why?

1. Not locked into Apple
2. Easy to hack
3. Physically larger screen
4. I just upgraded it from 16 to 32 GB for music for $90
5. plays OGG and FLAC files
6. Strong integration with Google services (I use the damn services EVERYWHERE)
7. T-Mobile kicks AT&T's ass in download speeds.

I am, indeed, VERY happy with this phone.

An Idea for MSNBC

I've been kicking this idea around for a while: NBC should buy McClatchy, and McClatchy would become the source for the news that MSNBC broadcasts. That way, McClatchy gets TV money to keep going, and MSNBC doubles down on both good news reporting and on friendliness to liberal takes on news. Win/win; McClatchy, which must be suffering as all print news services do, gets to greatly expand their audience, while MSNBC gets to compete both with CNN as a news operation and with Fox as a partisan operation, since their news reporting would be better than both Fox and CNN AND have the strong liberal partisan flavor they are obviously going for.