MP3s galore

Went to see the Japan Pop exhibition in Tennispalatsi. Somewhere along the way I realized that I had four MP3-players with me: my iPod Nano; an iRiver 795 (which I use because of its recording ability only); a Nokia N90 phone; and a loaner Nokia 770 Internet Tablet from work (with the newest software it's quite snappy). Every single piece of electronics I was carrying is able to play MP3s.

There's an old saying of software development which says "Every program attempts to expand until it can read mail. Those programs which cannot so expand are replaced by ones which can."

I wonder if it could be rephrased these days? "All hardware attempts to expand until it can play MP3s. Hardware which cannot so expand will be replaced by something which can."

(After a long hiatus, I made a new podcast. Enjoy.)




Comments

Tätä samaa asiaa voi tarkkailla palvelufunktioiden kehityskaarena. Tai Mooren/Prahaladin core/context-käsitteillä.

CORE CONTEXT focus: differentiation focus: productivity Mission critical advantage Innovation Standardization Enabling activities Invention Commoditization

Eri ominaisuudet aloittavat vasemmasta alakulmasta, menevät sitten myötäpäivää oikeaan alakulmaan, minkä jälkeen ne lakkaavat olemassa paikoissak joita niitä ei tarvita.

mp3-toisto on standardointi ja hyödykkeistymisvaiheen välissä.

Digikamera on vähän jäljessä (Burtonilta tuli juuri takki, jossa on itsessää sisäänrakennettu oma digikamera).

Tulevaisuudessa nuo ovat lähes kertakäyttöisiä cmos-kennosia rupukameroita, joita saa ilmaiseksi pienellä paristovarauksella ja muutaman kymmenen kuvan tallennustilalla (tulee esim. juomapullon kylkiäisenä).

Sitten tulee taas joku uusi keksintö, joka aloittaa vasemmasta alakulmasta.

Harmi vaan, että samalla ei tehdä mpc/ogg/aac-he v2 -tukea kun tehdään se mp3 tuki :)

--vasra, 31-Oct-2005


Hmmm... Ubiikit tallennuslaitteet jotka eivät maksa mitään... Haistan kärtyä yksityisyydensuojasta huolehtivien suunnasta.

--JanneJalkanen, 31-Oct-2005


Re: Nokia 770 Internet Tablet

Can you tell us more, or are you under a Nokia agreement? I've seen some of the articles, it looks like a nice chunk of technology.

--Foster, 31-Oct-2005


I've been testing it for a couple of days, and I like it. It's a good device with a wonderful display, and a very good browser - it's excellent for keeping on the living room table to check things like TV programming or just to check movie facts ("Who was that guy?") And it's also a lot nicer to check maps, driving instructions, and emails than your normal phone or a laptop while you're out driving or sitting in a cafe. If they were cheaper, I would have several of them: one for every room and one in every coat pocket. It ain't for everybody, though: the UI is still a bit confusing; and the system is somewhat limited at the moment. But for a hacker it would be a great tool to experiment mobile apps with: the OS is free, so is the development environment, and it's based on tried-and-true Linux+GTK technology.

Of course, anything I say should be taken with a truckload of salt: I work for Nokia :-)

--JanneJalkanen, 31-Oct-2005


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