Written by Nick Heer.

Archive for October 4th, 2011

Google’s Management Doesn’t Use Google+

Michael DeGusta:

Management caring deeply about their company’s products and using them every day is almost always a prerequisite of making great products. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg really does use Facebook all day. Twitter CEO Dick Costolo tweeted at least 30 times just yesterday. […] Eric Schmidt apparently couldn’t find time to even join Google+.

Eric Schmidt:

Our policy is we try things, we celebrate our failures

Schmidt is probably celebrating in private.

Coffee and Community

I link to Alex Beecher’s blog fairly frequently because he’s always posting terrific stuff. His latest piece concerns the loss of the traditional café culture over the last decade or so.

Siri Understands Accents

MG Siegler

Siri didn’t work for me when UK English was turned on. When I switched to US English, it worked perfectly.

This is very cool, except I prefer to keep my phone in British English. This is because iOS does not have an option for Canadian English, and it attempts to “correct” my spellings of colour, neighbour and centre when set to English. Therefore, I would either have to create keyboard shortcuts for every -or and -er word in English mode, or dictate to Siri with a (poor) British accent.