Windows 8 + More.

So, Windows 8 is now out, and for the first time no one is arguing about whether it’s better than OSX or not. It seems to me that now everyone is just focused on Android vs. iOS; almost as if Windows is irrelevant in this day & age. Prior to Windows 8, Windows = PCs, and with tablets on the rise, everyone is crying “post PC era”, which despite being an early adopter myself, I find stupid. We’re going there, yes, but we’re not there yet. PC sales are sliding? Yeah, no shit. Have you looked at how powerful laptops are getting? Laptop sales aren’t sliding. The system is now this:

  • PC/Laptop: For actual productivity/serious gaming.
  • Tablet: Post a tweet, watch a video, and take notes or send an email.
  • Phone: A smaller tablet than can call people.
  • Smart Glasses: Coming soon.

Maybe in five years time, or perhaps 10 years, tablets and phones will merge and become one item. Samsung’s bidding on that with their Note line, and HTC’s doing that with their J-Butterfly phone. In my opinion that would be the best. If a solid phablet category forms that merges tablets and phones. This is wishful thinking though, highly unlikely stuff. My Kobo has a 6” screen (with a lot of fucking bezel) and it fits in my jeans pocket without a problem. To me that’s perfect. If they keep the 6” screen, and make the actual dimensions smaller by getting rid of all that wasted bezel space, that would be my perfect phablet. Also, it has to be a Nexus phablet, obviously.

Success~

Yesterday was a giant success. The Wine & Cheese event we have been planning for this month was pure awesomeness. Met a lot of cool people, industry professionals specifically, and got offered a student liaison position at CMC. I’m stoked. After the event I went out with two friends I made that night and didn’t end up home till around 3am. Just in time for 4 hours of sleep before waking up to go to have breakfast with the same folks, before heading to class. Definitely going to miss these spontaneous university days. So for all you peeps, enjoy it as much as you can. Seriously, enjoy it! Below’s the design I’ve worked on to promote the event, it’s a bit minimalistic and simple, straight to the point really. The work process took time though, I had so many iterations of it that deciding on the final piece was difficult. Makes me want to make a post about “The evolution of design”. Sounds pretty neat eh? 

Anyfoo, moving on! I’ve been using Color recently and am finding it to be pretty neat. Unfortunately none of my friends are even remotely interested in anything technology related, so I can’t experiment much with the application. For you Android/iOS users though, give it a go! It’s going to be Facebook’s direct competitor. I don’t mention Twitter since Twitter’s argued to be more of a publishing platform than a social networking site, although LinkedIn might join the Facebook competition party. It’s amazing how much technology is pushing us to interact more and more but only through walls of texts and computer screens. This hopefully will change that idea.

Today for my final strategic management class, the professor baked us cinnamon buns. It was awesome. Tomorrow will be my last class of my university career. Such an ambivalent feeling. Heck, ambivalent doesn’t even come close to describing this feeling.

Tomorrow the world ends. Tomorrow I’m reborn again. Tomorrow.