Google’s Android platform is powered by a novel technology that transcends conventional hardware and software. And just as Android hardware and software has looked to Apple for inspiration, this compelling new “flexibly adaptive logic” is also related to something that first originated within Apple. Flexibly adaptive logic, or “Flawgic,” allows the Android platform to terminate any sort of criticism before it can affect how the system performs. Flawgic is neither hardware nor software; it’s installed directly into public mindshare via a virus spread by talking heads.
A buzzworthy, anti-Android editorial (screed) at AppleInsider actually written by Daniel Eran Dilger, but which reads as if it is from Steve Jobs, writing from beyond the grave. Also a nice encapsulation of current anti-Android sentiment, as Apple begins to fight back from its recent spate of bad press.

Interesting Academic Papers: May, June and July 2011

“Innovation and Job Creation in a Global Economy: The Case of Apple’s iPod” by Greg Linden, Jason Dedrick, and Kenneth L. Kraemer from the Journal of International Commerce and Economics.

“Proceed at Your Peril: Crowdfunding and the Securities Act of 1933” by Joan Heminway and Shelden Hoffman.

“Click Trajectories: End-to-End Analysis of the Spam Value Chain” by fifteen researchers from four institutions—the University of California at Berkeley, University of California at San Diego, the International Computer Science Institute, and Budapest University of Technology and Economics.

Six months ago an Apple analyst told me he thought the company’s long-term goal was to become the internet’s cable TV company. I didn’t get it then. I really get it now. Most think of Apple as a computer or consumer electronics company. I think that’s becoming a means to a much bigger end: becoming a giant news, entertainment and communications network with Googillian ambitions.
Fred Vogelstein in Wired