Editor’s note: we offer our long-term sponsors the opportunity to write ‘Sponsor Posts’ and tell their story. These posts are clearly marked as written by sponsors, but we also want them to be useful and interesting to our readers. We hope you like the posts and we encourage you to support our sponsors by trying out their products.Senior Wired Magazine editor Robert Capps penned an article titled “The Good Enough Revolution” for Wired’s September 2009 edition. The print edition included the daring (and perhaps intentionally provocative) subtitle “Why lo-fi tech will rule the world.”This rings of an absolutism, and such rings set off our antennae.Capps does make solid points. He holds up netbooks, Amazon’s Kindle, and the Flip video recorder as examples of things that supplant traditional alternatives, thanks to a combination of ease of use, wider availability and lower cost.The best example, the Flip video, “nail(s) all three of those… traits.” But not every product does.Take the computer market. Sure, netbooks sell like hotcakes while most of the rest of the market takes a beating. But there’s a fly in the ointment: Apple.Apple hasn’t lowered its prices or jumped on the netbook bandwagon… yet (we’ll keep our ears open for any announcements on that). Yet the company’s fortunes continue to soar in the face of deplorable market conditions, which Capps asserts should make lo-fi tech spread faster.New York Times columnist David Pogue gave a convincing talk on this subject, which he called “Simplicity Sells,” and between rousing musical numbers he returned several times to the things Apple does right.Pogue also mentioned a discussion he had with a “tap counter” while visiting a Palm facility in the 1990s. According to Pogue, this person counted taps for each feature that Palm put into its PDA. If a process took more than three taps, it had to be redesigned.On this point, Pogue and Capps largely agree. Pogue, however, wisely sidesteps the land mines of “lo-fi,” “price,” and any other down-market connotation.That’s because “good enough” in technology means “accessible” and “easy to use.” “Cheaper” is a nice bonus, but millions of people continue to prove that they will pay a higher initial cost to make sure that what they get is good enough. Capps stumbled only in neglecting this price-elasticity counter-argument.Read his excellent article anyway (and check out David Pogue at TED) and get inspired. In any case, whatever you offer:Make it easy to use,Make it accessible,And above all, make sure it satisfies the needs of your clientele.Do all of this, and higher prices might not bother potential customers as much as you fear.Does this logic apply to your business? Let us know. We’d love to hear your opinion. Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Sponsors#web rww sponsor 1 Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
joel klatt cardale jones fox sportsSaturday, Ohio State, for the first time this season, will be starting sophomore J.T. Barrett over junior Cardale Jones at quarterback. Most college football analysts are applauding the move, given Jones’ struggles this year. Fox Sports’ Joel Klatt agrees, and even went one step further when he joined Dan Patrick Friday morning.Klatt, using a Thanksgiving analogy, implied that Jones was given too much credit for last year’s national title. He believes that Barrett did most of the work in leading Ohio State to the promised land.Klatt’s right, but he is discounting the fact that Jones, who had never started a college football game, beat Wisconsin, Alabama and Oregon in his first three games. Regardless, Barrett is set to lead the offense, and it has Ohio State fans excited.
Freshman linebacker Raekwon McMillan goes for a tackle during a game against Kent State on Sept. 13 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won 66-0.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorWhile many coaches wouldn’t admit it, Ohio State’s Urban Meyer had no problem saying his team had a talent advantage over Kent State.“Obviously a little talent advantage, but we had to have a game like this,” Meyer said after his team’s 66-0 thrashing of the Golden Flashes on Saturday.When a team has the quick success the Buckeyes had at Ohio Stadium — they jumped out to a 21-0 first-quarter lead — it gives the coaching staff a chance to throw young but unproven talent into the fire early and often.OSU did just that against Kent State as 12 redshirt-freshmen and 11 true freshmen took the field for the Buckeyes. Of those 23 players, few reaped the benefits more than freshman linebacker Raekwon McMillan.“Every time I came off the field, I just got a little more confidence here and there,” McMillan said after the game. “And then toward the second quarter, I felt like I can really do this.”As McMillan said he feels ready to be on the field for OSU, his numbers might have proved that for him as he led the team with seven total tackles and a pair of sacks.Regardless of the numbers he put on the score sheet, OSU co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach Chris Ash said he wanted to save his opinion on McMillan’s performance until after the team sees footage from the game.“Just from watching in the press box, it looked like he did a good job,” Ash said after the game. “Until we watch the tape, I don’t know. But it looked like he was active and around the ball.”The first-year OSU assistant said McMillan is still learning the game, but added that he is “naturally gifted” and can bring another dimension to the Buckeyes’ defense.“He brings a lot of athletic ability (and) toughness,” Ash said. “He’s got some juice to him, things like that.”McMillan enrolled at OSU in January after receiving the high school Butkus Award as the nation’s top linebacker after his senior season at Liberty County High School in Hinesville, Ga. ESPN and Rivals rated him the No. 1 high school inside linebacker as a five-star prospect before he committed to Meyer and the Buckeyes.After arriving in Columbus, McMillan said he was immediately taken under the wing of senior linebacker Curtis Grant. The freshman said the support he has received from Grant has done a lot to facilitate his success on the field.“Knowing that I’ve got support from my big brother (Grant) and a guy who’s been starting here,” McMillan said. “Going in and him telling me that he’s got confidence in me, that I can do it, really gave me confidence.”While Grant won the starting job heading into the season, he was able to give McMillan the support he needed despite the fact they were — and still are — directly competing for playing time, Ash said.“That’s a testament to the program coach Meyer has, when an older player is going to take a younger player that could potentially take his job underneath his wing and help him develop and grow and learn what he needs to learn in order to get out there and play,” Ash said. “It’s a great testament to Curtis, that tells you what type of person he is.”While Grant might be his big brother on the team, junior linebacker Joshua Perry said all of the veterans were excited to see McMillan and other young players at the position contribute against the Golden Flashes.“When a guy like Raekwon makes a play, or (freshman linebacker Dante Booker) makes a play, I think we’re more excited than they are that they actually made the play,” Perry said. “Which is a really good thing.”OSU is set to have a bye week before taking on Cincinnati on Sept. 27 at Ohio Stadium. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m.
Juventus’ Gianluigi Buffon has revealed who he believes are the top five goalkeepers in the world with a surprising omission from the listThe Juventus captain, who has been widely considered one of the greatest goalkeepers in the history of football, was asked to share his opinion on who are currently the five best goalkeepers in the world, ahead of the second leg against Real Madrid in the Champions League.Excluding the Italians players from his list, Buffon named the likes of Barcelona’s Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Bayern Munich’s Manuel Neur. But the legendary Italian had rather controversially left out Manchester United’s David de Gea, while including his fellow Real target Thibaut Courtois.Solskjaer is hopeful de Gea will stay Manuel R. Medina – September 13, 2019 According to the Manchester United manager, goalkeeper David de Gea will be able to extend his contract… if he’s convinced to stay by the club’s board.‘Not taking into account Italian keepers, I would say [Jan] Oblak, [Keylor] Navas, [Marc-Andre] ter Stegen, Ederson, [Manuel] Neuer and Courtois,’ said Buffon. ‘I hope I did not forget anybody.’ revealed Buffon, according to Metro.Earlier in the week, Ter Stegen was also asked to name his top five goalkeepers in the world with De Gea included, along with Roma’s Alisson.
Chelsea coach Maurizio Sarri believes his former club Napoli deserves to win the Serie A title this season.Sarri guided Napoli to 91 points last season, their highest in history, but Juventus still went on to win the Scudetto the seventh time in a row.Carlo Ancelotti is the new Napoli manager and he is hoping to lift the Scudetto in Naples, as they haven’t won it since 1990.“I hope he can do it, for the city and for the fans,” Sarri told Il Mattino, via Football Italia.“Naples is an extraordinary city, one which deserves to win the league. As a Napoli fan, I’m happy that Carlo is the Coach now, because not only has he won everywhere he’s been, he’s brought out the best in people.”Juventus confirm Mario Mandzukic could leave this month Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Sporting director Fabio Paratici confirmed reports that Mario Mandzukic could leave Juventus for a move to an unnamed Qatari team.Sarri then admitted that he’d like to go back one day and finish his career at Napoli, but also expressed his happiness at being the Chelsea boss.“It could be a goal of mine to finish my career at Napoli,” Sarri said.“First though I want to stay at Chelsea, this wonderful club, for a long time. Here everything is stupendous, there’s nothing that doesn’t work well.“It’s a dream to coach this club.”
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Minister urges TCI public to get ready for Hurricane Season Recommended for you TCI Tourism plan ready in case of Hurricane Cheque to support TCI Red Cross from Scotiabank Related Items:#magneticmedianews, hurricane season, RFA Mounts Bay, Royal Navy Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Grand Turk, TCI July 18, 2017 — The visit of the Royal Navy ship, RFA Mounts Bay, which was scheduled to dock in TCI yesterday, has been postponed indefinitely. A press release from the Governor’s office said the ship’s delay was due to unforseen circumstances. A new date for the ship’s arrival has not yet been announced.The ship was deployed to assist the United Kingdom’s Caribbean overseas territories during the 2017 hurricane season. The crew along with a Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief team have already visited the Cayman Islands and Jamaica. The Disaster Management and Emergency Services, Emergency Medical Services and Public Works Department and the TCI Royal Police Force will all be working in partnership with the crew to assess hurricane preparedness and post-hurricane relief.#MagneticMediaNews#RFAMountsBay#HurricaneSeason
Is Community Choice Energy beneficial to San Diegans? Posted: July 29, 2019 July 29, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – When you flip a switch in your home where is that electricity coming from? It’s and important question to ask because your city may soon be buying energy on your behalf instead of SDG&E.KUSI’s Steve Bosh reports it’s called community choice aggregation. Updated: 2:39 PM