Galactic images...

>> Wednesday, February 23, 2011

I keep looking for a good Star Wars gag for these Galaxy Tab review post titles, and I keep coming up with bupkiss, bupkiss, I say.

These aren't great pics, being taken with my BlackBerry and all, but they're provided to illustrate the previous blog entry.

This is a picture of the Galaxy Tab on my desk, with a pad of Post-It notes and desktop computer keyboard offered for scale. The dimensions of the Tab are a horrifying 7.5" x 4.5" x .25" (roughly, measured with a ruler I have in my desk for some reason)--horrifying because I remember when getting on the Internet involved a ginormous box plugged into your telephone... which was plugged into the even more ginormous box that was your computer, which was plugged into a ginormous television that was used as a monitor and probably blasted X-rays through your skull with its CRT. Also, getting online in those days sometimes involved walking to the Internet with a big bucket, filling it with ones and zeroes, and hauling it back to your computer through the blinding sleet and snow.

Oh yeah, the pic:






This is so totally space-time-holey, all'y'all! It's a picture of my blog as it appears on the Galaxy Tab, and it's on my blog! Far out, man!






The Tab, like the iPad, has a motion sensor inside that automatically registers the device's orientation (among other things), so that it automatically goes from portrait to landscape mode (and vice-versa) in whatever orientation the machine is in (if you flip it upside down, the interface flips, too). This is the Tab desktop in landscape mode; the news widget mentioning some sort of FTC investigation of Apple was entirely accidental, honest!






(As a final aside, the background image in the first and third pictures is a photograph I took at the USNWC several years ago.)



1 comments:

timb111 Thursday, February 24, 2011 at 10:43:00 AM EST  

"Also, getting online in those days sometimes involved walking to the Internet with a big bucket, filling it with ones and zeroes, and hauling it back to your computer through the blinding sleet and snow."

You kids don't know how well you had it. In my day it was blinding sleet, snow, HAIL and sometimes volcanic eruptions. And you had ones, we were so poor we could only afford the zeros and don't think the neighbourhood kids didn't laugh at us trying to program without ones. But we did it and were happy to do it. You kids don't know how lucky you were. You're all spoiled today.

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