valleylist (sm) friday 05.21.2010 v112 r.1
high tech products companies consumers
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consumers hungry for high tech seek out new cell phone technology and labor over choosing the right calling plan. for computers acer looks like the big mover lately shipping more laptops than hp and taking the lead in the russian pc market. only 84.3 million pcs were shipped 1q2010 up 27% from a year ago says the gartner group. the gartner group and idc have their own version of the largest computer companies world wide #1.hewlett packard #2.acer #3.dell #4.lenovo #5.asus #6.toshiba. in fact the computer industry is is now comprised of four different product groups – - desktops laptops netbooks and tablets.
more laptops and netbooks in the top 10 list than desktops or tablets. while the ipad set a new standard for sleek design and advanced technology the industry as a whole seems to need a total reboot. thats “ctrl alt <del>” for those needing specific instructions.
weirdo enhancements like touch screens that swivel and high def and 3-d displays are the most impressive and not particularly useful innovations. every 6 months computers are expected to double in processing power process information more quickly shrink in size and cost less. however the stardard computer these days looks almost the same no matter what company is promoting their hardware. the good news comes from chip manufactuers offering high speed gigabyte processing power and specialized processors that make graphics and games really work.
“valleylist” list of top 10 computers
[top selling computers from the largest computer companies world wide]
# cmpny - – - - background- – - -$ rev mil  – - – -top computer
- – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – -hp probook 5310m [top 10]
- – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - hp mini netbook
- – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - dell inspirion 15 [top10]
- – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - dell inspiron 17 [top10]
sony shows up in the top 10 computers [sony vaio sr series sony nw series] yet the sony computer company didn’t make the top 10 world wide. difficulties with ibm are from a lenovo version of the top selling ibm thinkpad. ibm changed focus to high end computer products and services. nec and canon show up as big computer companies that are almost exclusively computer peripherals.
let’s rock. myspace has yet to relaunch as a pop culture mega-success. instead it’s the usual grind. facebook claims they are the largest internet social group. 647 million search queries,. comscore backs them up. myspace is growing at 11% every month and proved there were hundreds of millions of myspace members early 2009. search queries vs. members? nielsen says the facebook [the company] is more popular than the myspace company [newscorp]. they try to prove it by measuring “unique visitors” as opposed to members. nielsen says facebook has 223 million visitors vs. only 117 million for myspace. myspace is the first internet social group. the features that make myspace popular are a very low tech interface accessible to almost everybody and lots of fun things. add music and video for myspace members from universal. it’s an entirely new game. facebook spent the last few years and money going public. then it was a tedious phase of working through interface and design flaws. myspace needs to outfox murdoch the big boss who’d been accused of letting the innovative company flounder. myspace should pull ahead and really lay down some pop culture reengineering. facebook responds with a flurry of new announcements says wired.
with endless law suits and legal attacks from all sides myspace continues tell people it’s a high conflict kind of world. when in doubt call your attorney first and law enforcement later.
further evidence of a hoax surfaced with the gang unable to come up with the meeting needed to provide the san francisco state university email address required to join the facebook network for san francisco state university. as usual no meeting no email. just endless trouble for all involved. they got the boot just like their predecessors the door to door salesmen who sold products that never showed up. organic picks up the slack and says “valleylist needs to close the agency deal”. “valleylist” made it to the latest new yorker cover. first it was ”penguins” then “the wave” and then “the rain [of terror?]“ finally “under water”. special agent mueller would rather die than give up his wierdo nazi gang project. it was give up jerry zwiegle’s “hood” project or give up the high powered job. mueller ends up on a cloud with a whirlibird hat.
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keeping busy indexing every high tech product on the internet is almost as thrilling as the hair salons index and cover. technology and politics? confused politicians and law enforcement are still waiting to resolve a “gang” problem. they need a legal case and i’m the only one who can do it. in the meantime the enemy of the people tries to kill it off.
i defer to tomtomorrow’s “this modern world” who postulates that we must be living in a parallel universe.
those of us who like to stay active found more magical mystery tour entertainment with the roxie theater black and white tribute to film noire. i did the entire bay to breakers 7.5 mile party that gives everybody a chance to dress up and act like gay people. the asian heritage street celebration and the endless sf city street fairs are even more chances to run amok. not to be missed harvey milk day the week of may 22. meeting zhang huan the day three heads six arms was consecrated reminds me of the famous and hardworking artists i’ve met or worked with. chip lord and the ant farm gang got their start with cadillac ranch a row of cars buried head down in the middle of the desert. lynn hershman created the enduring artcom cover image lorna as a series of image overlays. mitchell kriegman helped make new york performance art a thriving success with inspired monologues. christo famous for the running fence actually had a new york gallery opening where he shook hands and tried to explain his social political process art concept. my favorite is the wrapped reichstag done in berlin. nam june paik had a museum installation in munich and was actually in attendance every day to tune up his video art work and talk with passers by. carl loeffler who i worked with for many years founded la mamelle and contemporary arts press that sponsored thousands of performances and published hundreds of books as well as artcom magazine. lisa swenson founder of artists’ television access was in my graduate school graduating class. connie fox a friend offered to introduce me to willem de kooning while visiting new york for fun. i politely declined.
conceptually computers need a pop culture reboot. make them more fun. eliminate the need for customer service. a self reliant kind of future. computers that work they way they should. stop deferring problems. the next release of xyz software solved nothing. what’s worse is that computers are almost all knock offs of the early altair. designed as desktop device. designed for use while sitting somewhere. that’s a big limitation. cell phones are for active people who like street fairs and public art events.
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