Links of the day

Big Macs on campus – Apple 2.0 – Fortune Tech – Apple has overtaken Dell as the student computing weapon of choice

YouTube – Return of the Matinee: The Cinematic Influences of Star Wars – truly awesome

Nokia Declines to Go All In on Chips – Bits Blog – NYTimes.com – interesting misunderstanding about Apple’s approach on silicon. I don’t disagree with Tirri’s point on the pendulum between specialist and general purpose silicon. Where I disagree is in terms of it all being about power, rather than space and power consumption. Apple optimises existing chip designs rather doing its own

Electronics Designers Struggle With Form, Function and Obsolescence – NYTimes.com – NYTimes.com – Interesting essay on design. Electronics products are not engineered based on function defining form and are not built to last according to design experts