At some point
I'm going to have to discuss the frustration with installing applications that
are not found in the Ubuntu Software Center. However, at this time, it's good
to know that there are plenty of options in each category a ton of applications
to choose from in the Ubuntu Software Center (USC), and that using USC is easy.
I've moved up to a
full installation of Ubuntu 10.10 yesterday.
I got a desktop with Windows on one partition and Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat
installed on its own partition.
Up till now, I had been using the Wubi installer to
get acquainted with Ubuntu and, although I'd seen enough to know it would be
well worth further exploration, it was clear a real test of its performance
couldn't be had in such an environment.
Last year, during the G20 session
in Toronto, the ground shook. I first wondered if some political bombing or
subway crash had occurred. News sites seemed jammed...but Twitter started
showing an increasing number of people asking "was that an earthquake?"
and "did you feel that tremor, too?"
Within three minutes I knew that indeed an earthquake had occurred, with the
epicenter in Quebec just outside Ottawa and that it had been felt as far east
as New York City, as far north as Barrie, as far west as Detroit and as far
south as Baltimore, just because I could see the tweets of real people in real
I get the impression that most people who've already embraced Empire Avenue have all their eggs - LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, a blog - in the one basket that is themselves. So, all their social presence is plugged into a single identity.
Empire Avenue, assuming all people are like the above, only allows you to connect to one Twitter account, one Facebook account, etc...so, whereas I might have liked to add all six of my blogs and their respective Twitter accounts to my single Empire Avenue account, I can't.
But I think I've found a way around this limitation.
I tried to explain a little of why there are
still Palm OS-5 die-hards out there, myself included. Now that I've begun
experimenting with an iPod Touch, it's time to share some first-hand reactions
to the new standard.
The Information Age Ours is the Information Age. Pieces of information - data - are the currency of the times. Data are created, supplied, demanded, stored, distributed, lost, destroyed, aggregated, replicated... and there are human beings involved every step of the way, because information is a product of the human experience.