Several years ago, when Safari got built-in RSS, I was thrilled. Finally RSS became useful to me and I’ve been using it — and Safari — ever since. Recently, though, that has changed.
It’s no great secret that I’m an idiot. I prove it on a regular basis, including yesterday, when in an effort to save $250, I ended up spending close to $400.
Consumer electronics companies seem hellbent on replacing the remote control, the mouse and the keyboard. Touch screens, speech, motion detection and other methods of inferring a user’s desires are all the rage. Too bad most of them make life harder.
As I was preparing to go to sleep, I really wanted to listen to some music as I read and, inevitably, fell asleep with my book crashing to the floor next to me. What I didn’t want, though, was for my iPhone to play music all night and wear the battery down by morning.
First things first. I spent most of the day relaxing in the Lufthansa lounge in Frankfurt, enjoying the free drinks (yes, Germans do drink beer at 8 a.m.) free sausages (yes, you can eat too many sausages in one day), and the free shower.