Tablet quotes of the week: Apps for Apes; super-powered iPads, and WebOS woes

by David Needle

March 17 2012

Apps for Apes? It could happen.
Apps for Apes? It could happen.

"Orangutan Outreach, a conservation group leading the ‘Apps for Apes’ program, told Maclean’s that the Toronto Zoo is at the 'top of the list' for donated iPads. Yes, that’s right—a monkey in the Toronto Zoo could soon be beating your high score on Tetris."

-Scott Dobson-Mitchell (Macleans)


"It is quite easy to imagine a world where an iPad is more powerful than a home console, where it wirelessly talks to your TV and wirelessly talks to your controller and becomes your new console." 

-Liana B. Baker, (Reuters)


“They trying to drive me to Mac?” 

Comment by a first time Windows 8 user in a YouTube video featured on the blog Fixing Windows 8. 

-David Needle (TabTimes)


“Leo comes in as the new CEO - and HP, for whatever reason - I was not a part of this decision - made the decision to kill it, one year into the three year program. This is an example of not committing long term to the resources and not having patience for innovation." (Phil McKinney, former CTO at HP). 

-Derek Kessler (webOS Nation)


“Larry Page himself assumed command to right this wrong. Social became state-owned, a corporate mandate called Google+. It was an ominous name invoking the feeling that Google alone wasn’t enough. Search had to be social. Android had to be social. You Tube, once joyous in their independence, had to be … well, you get the point. Even worse was that innovation had to be social. Ideas that failed to put Google+ at the center of the universe were a distraction.”

-James Whittaker (JW on Tech)

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