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Top Technology Fiasco

We have reached the end of year 2012. It is good time to rewind the past and have a look at some of the technology launches that created hype. There have been several launches which had a critical impact on the human lives and some expected to be even better. However, some of the launches did not live up to the expectations. This article encompass a list of such fiasco happened in the year 2012.

Apple Maps: It was a complete mess and Apple’s top most software architect has to lose his job taking up the responsibility for its failure. Google maps were the default mapping system and Apple wanted to launch its home grown application. The maps missed perfection and accuracy. There were serious flaws in its design. Tim Cook issued an apology and requested the users to use maps of Google and Nokia.

Aakash Tablet 2.0: It had a big fan frenzy crowd when the launch was announced. IIT Rajasthan and Datawind, the manufacturer entered into a tussle over testing the features of the ultra cheap tablet. It further delayed the launch of tablet. It is now said that the first set of tablets will be delivered to the training teachers and not to the students. The product was originally intended to be given away to students. They have to wait for an extended period of time to get hands on experience. Government is not sure about its delivery date to students.

Facebook IPO: Mark Zuckerberg became a celebrity and everyone in this world was literally speaking about the Facebook IPO. The stock price was oversubscribed and created much hype. It was termed as the biggest technology firm IPO process in the history. The company over estimated its performances and had set the share prices. However, it had to shed over 30% of its prices after it got listed due to its lackluster performance.

IOS Malware Detected: Devices from Apple were said to be very safe from viruses and trojans. However, a trojan virus had affected the iOS systems which would aim to steal the user’s contacts. The reputation of Apple devices of being free from attacks is hurt.

NFC Technology: Near Field Communication technology promised to change the technology future in 2012. It was intended to use the smart phone devices to make mobile payments. Starbucks accepted this form of payment but most of the smart phone manufacturers failed to implement this technology in their devices.

iPhone 5: iPhone loyalists were very much enthusiastic about the launch of iPhone 5. After much hype, the phone was launched but failed to meet the expectations of the users. Most of the features were the same from its previous version and it just had the enhanced version of some of the software applications. Experts even argued that it will be a waste of money to buy the version 5 as almost every feature of it was available in the previous version.

Technology, Internet, Hackers, Spyware and the Future

The hackers are causing havoc and spyware and malware is ruining the Internet. The Internet is the greatest communication device ever created in the history of mankind, but if it is attacked and made unusable then all is lost. Some people feel that there are just too many different types of ways people can communicated with them.

Pager, Cellphone, e-mail, Skype, website online form, forums, Blogs, VoIP, home phone and the list is expanding not decreasing. But so many are Internet based and most use phone lines or cell towers and thus it is all vulnerable and must be secure from WiFi, Mobile 3G, VoIP, security threats. That is crucial indeed.

Regarding the abundant communication tools, I myself attempt to keep it simple and understand all the comments from books like “Data Smog” and the comments of the uni-bomber (not his deplorable actions, his actual comments) with regards too humanism view points; “Personal Technology, future of trans-humanism VS. what it is to be human arguments” and yet I see some incredible opportunities and enjoy Ray Kurzweil’s stuff.

In fact, I was having a rather interesting conversation about that the other day a friend about that, we are quite fortunate to have all these great communications tools. The Internet is the greatest communication device ever created and if it can be kept from hacker abuses, then it can become something even greater.

I believe like Tim Berners Lee and others that it is time to upgrade it for the next wave of technology, the Internet II if you will or III. In the future, I believe Arthur C Clarke’s concepts will come alive with social networks and thought swapping vie some very tiny computer-brain interface. And the funny thing is that some can kind of do this already, I call them “Human Plus” and I am beginning to believe that other species do too, dolphins, some types of birds, etc, as I have been reading some interesting research on it all.

Smart Phone Technologies

Most online article marketer writers have a specific niche they are trying to dominate, or at least get their fair share to. To do this the article author needs to work very hard to concentrate on their reader’s interests and they need to work hard to provide quality information, data, and make an impression. This is not so easy to do.

Not long ago an individual online article marketer was having trouble writing articles about renewable energy and smart grids. It’s not that the author didn’t know the information, as they had been studying some three-days a week – the challenge was that the specific niche chosen, well, there just was not all that much information available to research online.

Now then, let’s take a case study scenario. Let’s say you are going to be writing articles about cell phones and smart phones. What should you write about? Well, how about we discuss this a little about. Let’s call this our; Telecommunication Writing Project, and let’s comment about what types of things our reader might be interested in. First, we know they might like to learn of the new features of smart phones right? Sure, but let’s not stop there.

Below is a list of other valuable information they might like to learn about, information that could easily have the key words in the articles, which they may be searching online. So, let’s determine how many articles about each we should perhaps prepare, and let’s pick numbers that will be easy to write without too much hardship:

  • 2 Articles Comdex
  • 2 FCC Articles
  • 2 Congress Telecommunication Issues
  • 2 Articles on CES Show
  • 8 Articles on Cell Phones types

What about other telecommunication topics; shouldn’t we be writing articles n all sorts of telecommunication topics. Here are 16 articles on Telecommunication Topics which could fill that bill:

  • 8 Articles on Technological Future of Mobile Communication
  • 4 Articles on Opinion of Telecommunication
  • 4 Articles on Phone Company Coverage, Calling Plans

The realm of potential topics on this subject could be plentiful as a friend of mine recently told me. Potential width of topics:

“CES exploits, COMDEX, 4G wireless tech, GPS tech, Android Tech, and the cable industry/telecom mix, future of WiMax, consumer rates, FCC regulations, proposed bills in Congress, economics of telecom, history of industry, future industry, start-ups, etc. etc. Is that your main focus telecom, phone plans, and cell phone technology.”

So you see, if you are looking on How to Write Articles on Cell Phone and Smart Phone Technologies, I think this article gives you some great strategies to consider, so, please do. And if you are writing on a different topic, I sure hope this discussion is worthy.

Artistic Prelude to Science and Technology

The Concept
Russian Futurism was an artistic movement in the fields of literature and Visual Arts that hit Russia in the early 20th century. Russian Futurism took its cues from the famous manifesto published by an Italian poet Fillip Marinetti (1876-1944) on the front page of the February 20, 1909, issue of the French daily newspaper Le Figaro. Inspired by this manifesto, a group of Russian poets and artists formally adopted the ideology of Marinetti’s manifesto in December 1912, under the leadership of Ukrainian artist David Burlyuk (1882-1967).

The History
In comparison to its Western counterpart, Russian Futurism is an esoteric and little-known trend. However, it was an enormously momentous movement in Russia, leaving its marks both, in art forms (theatre, graphic art, painting, & poetry) and public life. The Russian Futurists named themselves ‘Budetlyane’ – people of the future.

The Details
Notwithstanding the apparent resemblance flanked by Russian and European Futurism, each had its own style, displaying the nation’s local traditions and outlook. One of the distinctive qualities of Russian Futurism was the merger of all probable styles and trends – “everythingism,” as defined by French Futurist poet Ilya Zdanevich(born 1913). The setback of one common approach was not encouraged. They espoused speed, technology, & violence, and was pictured as celebrating the technological, future era and its triumphs over nature. Highly influenced by Cubanism, Russian Futurism even went beyond the techniques of Cubanism.

The Artist
Most of the Futurist artists also wrote poetry (Velimir Khlebnikov, Vladimir Mayakovsky, David Burlyuk, Alexei Kruchenykh, & Elena Guro) and were musicians too (Nikolai Kulbin, Vladimir Baranoff-RossinÐ~, & Mikhail Matiushin). They mutually understood that with their understanding of Futurism as an art form was determining the man of the future. Natalia Goncharova, Mikhail Larionov, Kazimir Malevich, Pavel Filonov, Olga Rozanova, Nikolai Kulbin, and Alexandra Exter also paid tribute to Russian Futurism at some junctures of their careers. David Burlyuk, so-called “vicar of Russian Futurism,” stood at the core of this galaxy of Russian futuristic stars. One of the finest examples of Russian Futuristic works is David Burlyuk’s ‘Glass Eye,’ a unique representation of the Futurist view of the world. The exhibition at the Russian Museum consisted of some two hundred works of art – painting, graphic, decorative & applied art, book graphics, archive documents, and sculptures of these artists. Poster of ‘Victory over the Sun’ by El Lissitzky’s and ‘Cyclist’ (1913) by Natalia Goncharova are a couple of other Russian Futurism milestones.

Conclusion
The movement began to decline after the revolution of 1917. Some Futurists died, others emigrated. Although considered extinct, Russian Futurism still powerfully echoes in the modern, popular culture and art of Russia. As David Burlyuk rightly summarized it, “Russian Futurism is not a school, it is a new disposition.”