In which we start by looking at how to think about buying new phones… And then pivot into a discussion of major economic transitions. Like robots.
- Carriers dropping subsidies:
- “T-Mobile faces war of words after killing subsidies, contracts” (CNET)
- “Verizon Wireless moving away from contracts and phone subsidies” (Ars Technica)
- “Sprint to end two-year contracts - now here come the deals” (CNN)
- Motorola Razr
- “Pre to postmortem: the inside story of the death of Palm and webOS” (The Verge)
- How Blackberry Fell (The New Yorker)
- MMS (multimedia messaging hack)
- on iOS: “iOS bug lets anyone crash your iPhone with a text message” (The Guardian)
- on Android: “950 million Android phones can be hijacked by malicious text messages” (Ars Technica)
- Windows Phone
- From the Garden to the City
- Previously on the show:
Before You GoThe Atlantic’s new Notes (blogging) section, with “comments” via email. Perhaps particularly relevant to our listeners is their response to Chris’ email. Note that they followed up a couple days after the episode was recorded with a personal email noting that they’d launched
- “Pirates”, by Heptagon Heaven. Used by permission.
- “Winning Slowly Theme” by Chris Krycho. Slowly winning the “can’t get it out of your head” spot in every listener’s inner ear.
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