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1 March 2011
This show was released on Tuesday 1 March 2011; its running time is 00:38:13.
Segment 0 (00:35)
- Karen and Bradley discussed the Microsoft Phone Marketplace agreement, which was heavily covered in news and blogs. (02:50)
- Karen quoted directly from the § 1(l) from the Windows Phone Marketplace Application Provider Agreement (03:20)
- Bradley credited Jello Biafra with coining the term “punditocracy”, but it seems to have been first used by Charles Reynell in The Economist in 1989 and popularized by Eric Alterman in his 1992 book, Sound & Fury: The Making of the Punditocracy.
- Bradley mentioned the brouhaha about the order of succession after Regan was shot in 1981. (Bradley incorrectly said 1980 on the show.) (09:47)
- Karen and Bradley previously discussed the Apple Online Store agreement on FaiF Episode 0x03.
- Bradley mentioned that the arm port of Windows 7 isn't even done (21:30)
- According to a Canalys study quoted on Wikipedia's Smartphone entry, RIM is only 14% of the market now, when it was previously much larger. Symbian is still the largest, surprisingly. (25:21)
- K-9 Mail is a fork of the last Free Software version of Google's Android Mail application. (30:21)
- Bradley compared what's happening with Android to the history of X Windows (31:40)
- Bradley joked about the naming length controversy for the Windows Phone 7. (33:00)
Ballmer strangely kept saying:
The operating system is called Windowswhile talking to market analysis back in July 2010. (36:04)
After the show was recorded, there was an announcement that Microsoft would allow employees to build their own companies writing Windows 7 Series Windows Mobile applications.