Particle Debris (week ending 2/19) The Buzz, The Flash, and the Desperate

Early this week, Google admitted that they screwed up with Google Buzz. Buzz product manager Todd Jackson noted that many users were upset and said Google was "very, very sorry." The details were posted at gigaom, "Google: We Screwed Up With Buzz, Stay Tuned."

Those of you who are enamored with a mathematical approach to the exact time when Apple will sell its 10 billionth song will find this analysis interesting. The currently predicted date, according to the algorithm provided, is February 24th, 2:44:59 PM. (No time zone provided, but looks like EST.) If you're after that US$10,000 iTunes gift card, you'll want to read this article.

Loose lips sink ships ... and Apple contracts. Midweek I saw this Reuters special report about Apple's dealings with parts suppliers and how confidentiality is maintained. We knew some of this, but the article has additional insights and background. We also covered it asTMO news.

Adobe has been taking some heat lately. Kara Swisher with All Things Digital visited Adobe's CTO, Kevin Lynch, and interviewed him. "For a man scorned, Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch looked awfully calm on my visit to the software company’s San Francisco HQ yesterday." The article has, what else? a Flash video of the interview.

Making news by talking about a difficult problem you'd like to deal with is, of course, not as good as actually dealing with it. But that's what has to pass muster these days in the talk coming out of the World Mobile Congress in Barcelona. Reuters reported: "Networks desperately seek data capacity." The problem is, desperation is more likely to be the name of the game than anything else in the near term. Sigh...

Speaking of the Mobile World Congress, if you missed the Keynote address from Googles CEO Eric Schmidt, here's a report on what he said: Mobile communication is "it." Perhaps Google should be building our nation's next Wireless network, not just an experimental ISP service.

If you'd like a glimpse of what some magazine publishers have in mind for the next generation digital magazine, check out this short article and (Flash) video by Adobe Digital Publishing. It all points to how the Apple iPad and other tablet devices are going to forever change the magazine publishing industry.

If you've been wondering about that monolith in 2001, A Space Odyssey and the sequel, wonder no more. Here's the real explanation. The ultimate Apple slate!

Finally, we've all been wondering about the, presumed, release of the next generation MacBook Pros. Here's a credible article at AppleInsider that explains some of the technical issues, behind the scenes, that may be affecting the release of that product. It's excellent background for every follower of Apple.