Microsoft’s Usability team is looking for smartphone or cell phone enthusiasts in the Seattle area to evaluate devices for them. Get the details on Andrew Nickels’ MSDN blog. Participating in usability tests is pretty cool because you get early access to some of the latest and greatest hardware and software sometimes a year or more before the public sees it. Plus you go home with a free piece of SW or HW as a gratuity.
Rumor has it that only 10,000 customers signed up for the ESPN Mobile service, obviously not enough to support the service. Well, today ESPN calls it quits and announced it’s getting out of the phone business at the end of the year.
OK, this isn’t news, we’ll get to that in a moment, but wow, check out this huge personal collection of slide rules, 143 rules in all. I guess you could call these an ‘old school gadget’.
If you’ve ever used a slide rule you’ll probably spend a minute or two browsing through this collection reminiscing. Ah, the good ole’ days. If you’re not familiar with how they operate, here’s a primer on the theory and operation of a rule.
Get two drinks for the price of one! Of course, the question arises – how did he figure this out to begin with? If you have trouble viewing the video, download it and watch from the desktop.