I used to travel with ERL a lot when I live in Putrajaya.
Here’s the result:
When Apple claimed “we love music” as they first introduced the iPod, little did we know an underlining strategy behind the new Apple.
A crude plot of Apple products by weight. Static computing to mobile computing.
From Macs to iPods, a major defining moment in moving towards mobile device strategy is the load-shedding of weight and a carefully chosen function: playing music.
Although “playing music” has only a small fraction of correlation with computing, the idea that you can bring the entire collection in your pocket (such mobility!) was at the core of this new strategy. A tightly integrated hardware & software company can always add more functions later as demonstrated with the introduction of iPhone several years later.
Laptops for a while have been the standard bearers of “mobile computing” but perhaps they were not mobile enough. The next level of mobility was going to be “pocketable” device
It's not a new concept. Portable music players have been around for many years but they are certainly not usable enough and pocketable enough. Apple took the leap and focused on improving these 2 key elements.
I think I'll write about this (mobility) more & explore what the future will hold.
Mobility is roughly = f (function, weight, size, battery life)
My work is indeed kinda cool.
We don’t exactly employ this on the platform yet but knowing such possibility is indeed awesome.
I am a technology buff. Hope one day I make it to technology management & engineering management.
When Steve Jobs returned to Apple in 1997, he immediately recognized the possibility of reviving the struggling company: great engineers and engineering results around, but lousy engineering management.
I have long wondered about going back to blogging. There are many ideas in my head that I need to record somewhere.
But fear from the past still haunts me. Perhaps I should make it a techno-blog rather than a personal blog. Then I won’t take things so personally.
At least 270 degrees views on things. Getting all 360 is difficult.
Besides, majority of my short, quick thoughts are recorded in Twitter (@zzeed). Blogs are for long thoughts. Would you even be interested in that?
Yes, this is my profile pic.
I love watching the horizon and inhaling the breadth of the sea. The best part about working at satellite: when you see the boat heads towards you to pick you up.
Smashed during permit to work meeting & dinner. May Allah help me… Ya Allah, grant me the patience & the strength.
This trip has an unusual feeling to it.
I am always at odds when working on something with a very steep curve.
How do I end up doing things that’s always a little beyond my building blocks/ expertise? Strange. Maybe for development purposes. Maybe it’s something good for me.. expanding my horizon, not settling. I’ll know it soon enough.
G: I can cook.
S: Fine… can you sew?
L: I can sing.
M: Ok… can you act?
I am fortunate about this for this particular trip. Hope I’ll get such opportunity again next time.
So we nailed the problem but without any solution yet. One of the transceivers didn’t seem to work properly.
Arrived at the platform after a delay or two. The van that transferred us to the chopper hangar apparently had to wait beside the main terminal while a plane was landing. The Firefly right wing could actually hit the top of the van.
Met up my two consultants at the airport and quickly team-built. Seemed like very excellent gentlemen, ready to offer some expertise.
Had briefing as soon as we reached the platform. Bumped into my choke valve vendor who was on his way out. It was good to meet him again; he helped me out a lot last time.
… temporary work room…
Hopefully we could craft some plan for tomorrow’s work. May Allah make this trip easy for me… so I may return safely, InsyaAllah.