My customers are small business people (retailers, wholesales, doctors, lawyers, etc.) who own computers that have replaced their file cabinets and some of their clerical employees. Those computers came with lots of stuff in them but need more as their business changes or they discover stuff they forgot. I upgrade their computers with the stuff they need. We call that stuff "software". They pay me. Well enough for me to buy you dinner Sunday night and take you to the Steeler's game. What do you say?
I sit in an office writing all day long. I have a fridge and a microwave and occasionally go out to lunch with people down the hall. When it gets cold I wear the sweater you bought me last month. I love what I do. I write stuff, kinda like Stephen King or Danielle Steele, but business stuff, not fiction. My customers love what I write for them and they pay me well, so you never have to worry about me again. I showed Uncle Lenny what I was working on and he thought it was great. I'll pick you up for lunch and a trip to the mall at noon on Saturday. See you then.
"If you can't explain something to a first year student, then you haven't really understood it."
Although WikiQuotes says it's unsourced: http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Talk:Richard_Feynman
Well played sir.
It was a great article though, even if it was a sales pitch.
Especially on this bit: "Tell them it’s even available on Amazon!" That would be an ideal place to link to the product page and sell the thing.
Is your audience geeks who don't call their mom? Then maybe it's OK. Is your audience moms? Then you might want to tweak it some more.
Other than, great software. If it ran Netflix and Hulu+ on the Box, it would be a no brainer for purcahse. But as it is, without Netflix, I have to wonder if Apple TV2 is the right way to go, esp. at 50% the price.
At this point I just assume Hulu+ won't work on anything. It barely works on our iPad, and that's a supported platform.
Hopefully Roku will support Hulu+ before the end of the year.
Actually, as far as the NFL goes, I really don't have a choice but to use pirated streams online. The building in which I live can't get DirecTV so I have literally no other option.
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My only gripe with Boxee is I find it to be very finicky (or at times completely broken) when it comes to playing content from any flash-based site on my Mac Mini.
And that's all she wrote. I cannot believe they didn't put a hard drive in there. For me, that completely kills the purpose of this thing ...
I have a whole drawer full of old hard drives, and though most people don't, I'm sure a lot of boxee's eventual user base does.
Given the amount of streaming content available, I can see why they didn't include it, I think if you're likely to want to have a hard drive inside this thing, you're the kind of person who'll have very little trouble finding one and plugging it in. The less savvy users won't notice it isn't there.
I realize I'm setting up a straw man problem here: a problem that'll only exist for people with the solution already, but I simply don't see a strong case for needing a hard drive. Do you need it to store video locally? If so, then they could never have included enough space, if you're only storing a few things temporarily, they you're likely able to buy a small thumb drive & store things there. Are there other reasons to have a hard drive that I'm missing?
EDIT: never mind about the flash drive: there's an SD Card reader on the front of the thing.
Pretty slick website. The background video effect is pretty rad.