Letters and blogsWindows immobile im·mo·bile
1. Immovable; fixed.
2. Not moving; motionless.
It amazes me to see the internet turn so quickly against Windows Mobile The Windows platform from Microsoft for handheld devices, including PDAs, cellphones and Portable Media Centers. See Pocket PC, Pocket PC Phone Edition, Smartphone and Portable Media Center. (Can Microsoft be a mobile hero? October 30). I do not believe the situation is as dire as everyone else believes, but I do feel it is important that Microsoft steps up their game and focus on usability for their next release. I don't see Microsoft letting Windows Mobile die anytime soon, but on this path-to-nowhere I can easily see Windows Mobile quickly becoming irrelevant.smartphonethoughts.com
I like the iPhone and G1 and I feel they have both brought some much needed feature innovation to the smartphone world, but I'll stay with Windows Mobile and the Outlook integration. Keeping my data management simple is the key to my choice.
Fallout fallout, minute particles of radioactive material produced by nuclear explosions (see atomic bomb; hydrogen bomb; Chernobyl) or by discharge from nuclear-power or atomic installations and scattered throughout the earth's atmosphere by winds and convection currents. 3: the fallout
As the games industry grows in economic clout and aesthetic sophistication so·phis·ti·cate
v. so·phis·ti·cat·ed, so·phis·ti·cat·ing, so·phis·ti·cates
1. To cause to become less natural, especially to make less naive and more worldly.
2. , it'd be nice to think that newspapers would start to junk their laughable one-paragraph "reviews" in favour of, well, actual reviews. But, given this week's rapid cuts to the staff of several notable newspapers and magazines in the US, I suspect videogame critics had better get in line behind the editorial cartoonists This is a list of notable Editorial cartoonists of past and present sorted by nationality Australia
I'm in the office
The pressure towards productivity ... hmmm some truth to that, but I think it's more than a question of environment (Read me first, October 30). Motivation, interest, meaning, habit. They all play a part.
Cultural institutions generally prohibit photography in their premises on the stated grounds of copyright (Letters, October 30). While taking a picture per se does not engage such laws, the fear is of reproduction and consequent legal action. Of course, the cynical might conclude that this is designed to encourage purchase of the accompanying postcard/catalogue/tea towel. Other common reasons for a ban include disturbance to other visitors, crowd control and the depressingly inevitable catch-all "security".Chris Rogers Chris Rogers may refer to
Even more ridiculous is the meaningless adherence to regulations (Security services Security services are state institutions for the provision of intelligence, primarily of a strategic nature, but also including protective security intelligence. Examples include the Security Service (MI5) and the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) in the United Kingdom, and the must show bottle, and decide on liquids, October 23). I had a water bottle - obtained airside air·side
The part of an airport directly involved in the arrival and departure of aircraft.
the part of an airport nearest the aircraft and containing around 25ml - confiscated con·fis·cate
tr.v. con·fis·cat·ed, con·fis·cat·ing, con·fis·cates
1. To seize (private property) for the public treasury.
2. To seize by or as if by authority. See Synonyms at appropriate.
adj. just because it wasn't in a plastic bag ... meanwhile the aircrew walked past with their full 150ml bottles in their hands, no bags! So not being in a bag increased the risk of it being dangerous ... right?!Mike Whittaker, Stapleton
The old black
Naomi Alderman's point that web design had something to do with IceSave going bust (Post-crunch, ugly is the new black, October 14) is, at the very least, ignorant. Innovation, creativity, design and usability do not necessarily come at a premium - but once again the media gives the impression that businesses pay a fortune for something a four-year-old could have done with a crayon crayon, any drawing material available in stick form. The term includes charcoal, conte crayon, chalk, pastel, grease crayon, litho crayon, and children's wax colors. . Yes, there are terrible designs out there that cost a fortune; but at the same time, there are brilliant designs, brands and websites created on small budgets. Like any large organisation, banks and building societies have a duty to keep their image up to date and have the best websites they can within a manageable budget. Surely the public would be more likely to invest in banks that have spent the time working with design and development teams that actually know what they're doing?Tom Tribe, Cardiff
Read all this week's letters in full at blogs.guardian.co.uk/technology