Thursday, October 27, 2011

Access to Windows: a curious development.

I recently paid $139 ($150 with tax and tip) to use the latest version of Microsoft Access (2010).  I had used Access for heavy baseball research for many years.  My older version was copyright 1992-1999.  I intentionally stopped using it about five years ago because I wanted to be free of any particular PC or OS.  I tried to rely on and google docs spreadsheets, both of which are very good but nothing beats Access for a single user DBMS.

Now I'm re-committed to Windows and will probably upgrade my PC.  Still running WinXP.  My netbook is running Chromium OS.  Check out my baseball blog:

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Amazon Kindle Fire

I pre-ordered the Amazon Kindle Fire today.  It should arrive in late November.  There don't appear to be any hands on reviews but most of the comments seem to miss the boat.

Most of the whining is about techie junk that precludes some anal jerk from carrying around all the books he stupidly paid for.  Just get me to the net!

I think the Amazon Kindle Fire during the Christmas season will beat the Apple iPad.  Here is why: a family of five can either buy two iPads or five Amazon Kindle Fire tablets.

PRICE!  It costs less than my new Motorola Droid Bionic smartphone.  All the stupid Android tablets cost as much as the least expensive iPad.