Archive for December, 2010

bubble graph stats

December 7th, 2010 No comments

Love them bubble graphs:

My first custom app project was an executive information management console for pharmaceutical wholesaler SUN-S in Sendai, Japan, circa 1987, plotting their market position over time vs competitors using revenue for size of bubble, market share for x axis and growth rate for y axis.

Categories: software

Two wheels better than four in Tokyo

December 3rd, 2010 No comments
Categories: bicycle, cycling, Japan, Tokyo

Apple’s appetite for flash memory

December 2nd, 2010 No comments

Thanks to the success of flash memory-based iPod, iPhone, iPad and now MacBook Air product lines, Apple has become the largest buyer of NAND flash semiconductors among computer manufacturers, and among the top three buyers across all industries. If the remaining MacBook models are redesigned as Steve Jobs hinted they would around flash storage and no optical drives, and further tuning improves already impressive performance, the next generation of MacBook Pros are going to sell very well.

Less expensive, much lighter, considerably faster and with a cool new App Store built in, the 2011 MacBook lineup should significantly accelerate OS X market share gains.

Categories: computer