Poor comparison

This makes no sense.

The latest iPad delivers new enhancements at an even faster pace than last year’s iPad 2. While it took Apple four years to bring its Retina Display to iPhone 4, iPad is getting similar treatment in just three.

After the Verge’s “18.7% hotter” headline yesterday, it seems necessary that we all learn that a sensible-sounding English sentence does not always make for a sensible comparison.

It doesn’t make sense to me to compare how many years it took for a technology to become available on the iPad versus the iPhone. Could you say that innovation is happening faster on the iPad because it had 3G out of the gate whereas it took a year to become available on the iPhone?


Sparrow for Mac – $6

I highly recommend Sparrow if you need an alternative or second mail client on your Mac. I took a friend’s suggestion to use Sparrow for personal mail accounts and Mail.app for work.

Google flushes heat from data center with toilet water

Google flushes heat from data center with toilet water:

On Thursday, Google revealed that it’s now working with the Douglasville-Douglas County Water and Sewer Authority to cool the facility with 100 percent recycled water. “When the residents of the county take showers and flush their toilets, they’re helping to cool our data center,” Joe Kava, the man who runs Google’s data center operations and construction team, tells Wired.

(Via Ars Technica)

This is way too similar to Google TiSP.