Attaching a graph from the latest Economist. The headline is that worldwide iPad, iPhone and Android sales are growing at a blistering pace while PC sales are flat. (Mac is growing at a more moderate pace.) It seems the desktop PC is losing its preeminence and will emerge as just one of a suite of devices.

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Age, Geography Can Impact Habitual Positive/Negative User Commenting

Age, Geography Can Impact Habitual Positive/Negative User Commenting How well consumers review a product online has as much to do with age and geography as it does the product. Middle-aged Mexicans “skew positive,” giving products a high number of four- and five-star ratings, while teenaged Irish consumers skew negative.

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New Skeuomorph Discovery

Maple syrup bottle handles are skeuomorphs! I’ve often been annoyed by those things, but never thought about why they exist. The story here: http://brooklynbrainery.com/blog/why-do-maple-syrup-containers-have-tiny-handles

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New Samsung Smartphone Looks Pretty Slick

New Samsung Smartphone Looks Pretty Slick This, especially, sounds kinda brilliant: “There’s another crazy-great idea in TecTiles: small, embedded-circuit stickers ($15 for five). When your phone gets near a sticker, it activates some task that you’ve selected from a list of dozens in the free TecTiles app: make a call, send a text, adjust a […]

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