My iPad is hours away.  Here’s globalization at work.  Designed in America, with components manufactured in Japan, China, and/or Taiwan, plus a few more I’m unaware of (Apple sources many providers for the same components), and assembled in Shenzhen, China – full of content and software written in the United States and Europe – few things embody modern globalization like the iPad.  Mine left that factory in Shenzhen on April 11, then to Hong Kong, Taiwan, Alaska, Tennessee, Dallas, Fort Worth, and now its on a truck heading my way – all in 7 days, including a weekend.

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I love my Amazon Kindle.  I have one of the original ones bought it the day they came out.   A feature I continue to ask for on the Kindle is some indicator of some page number one could find on a physical copy of the book.  Lacking this feature I had to get creative when citing a work I only have access to on the Kindle.
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In some ways, I understand, but in most I do not.  For some reason Adobe removed web services from ActionScript 3 in Flash.  The web services classes we all used in AS 2 with abandon for no longer exist in the Flash API.  Wow.  This post offers up my research on getting around this issue.

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