Tomorrow we’ll have the September meeting of CocoaHeads Portland.
It’s at Extensis (url to map, we’re on the 5th floor).
Food will be provided, and please arrive before 6pm because the doors are locked.
We’ll start off with some food and chit chat, and give a chance for folks to ask any questions. Bring them all, easy and hard, we’ll see if we can get them answered. If you have something you want to show, feel free to bring that as well.
The main attraction this month is a presentation by myself and my wife Jennifer Crumrine who attended the C4 independent developer conference in Chicago last month. We meet a lot of pretty cool people, and heard some great presentations on Mac development.
PS: I also encourage you to join our Google Group to keep up to date with meeting announcements: http://groups.google.com/group/pdx-cocoaheads
I’m out of practice writing long blog entries, but here goes..
I don’t get NBC.
They were providing their video content in the iTunes music store, in an easy to use, well designed program that at least 100 million people have access to.
Instead they move to Amazon. Granted, Amazon probably has more users than iTunes… granted Amazon bent over and complied with NBC’s requests.
I’m sure there’s some sort of feeling at NBC of being screwed by Apple – there are a lot of secret, hidden deals between Apple and other companies that no one knows about..
It just doesn’t make business sense… or there’s something the public doesn’t know about.
Mike Lee wrote a long and well written blog post talking about the economy, and at the end of it he hits a key point:
That, my friends, is what should be scaring NBC shitless, not my three iPods, my Apple TV, or the existence of BitTorrent. You know what’s worse than being pirated? Being forgotten.