Summer Snow

I have been watching bemusedly as the Snow Leopard hype sweeps through pretty much all of my RSS feeds, and cannot help but thank all the (compulsive?) forerunners that will eventually allow me to follow with much less hassle within a few weeks – by which time most of the (admittedly minor) hassles ought to have straightened themselves out.

Yes, it’s a great upgrade. Yes, it is understated, even though the naysayers keep harping on about how a few features ought to be there in Leopard in the first place. And yes, I’m jaded and somewhat fed up by the need to entangle myself in another bout of computer tweaks when there is so much more to deal with (my kid, the quintessential time gobbler, my books, which fill up most of my leisure time this Summer, and my career, which is in need of another re-think).

Also, there is my writing, which has been somewhat absent of late (at least publicly). Over the past couple of months, I’ve watched a number of arguments pertaining to the mobile industry (or those selected portions of which that the US blogger hegemony believe to be the whole thing) going to and fro, and time has not been on my side where it regards joining those discussions, so I’m trying to make up for it by penning my opinion (as it were) at a somewhat more sedate pace.

Those ruminations will make their way here eventually, but I can tell you right now that I find the discussions around the App Store, keyboards and the “supremacy” of one platform over another to be utter (and ephemeral) drivel, as long-lasting as snow in Summer.