Monthly Archives: October 2013

The Oddest Android 4.4. KitKat theory you’ll hear

I’m going to propose my theory for the biggest new feature in Android Kit Kat:  BUMP PAY.

Here’s my rationale:

  • Sep 17:  Google removes the NFC requirement for Google Wallet.  Ostensibly, this is because the app is shifting purposes to support things like online gift and store cards
  • Sep 16:  Google purchases Bump, whose apps allow you to bump two phones together to share information
  • Oct 24: Screenshots of the Android Kit Kat settings screen show a feature called “Tap & Pay” (http://www.androidguys.com/2013/10/11/fresh-images-confirm-android-4-4s-tap-pay/)

So there you go.  Square Cash is great, but can Google bring payments to the next level?  Imagine just typing in a payment amount and bumping with the payee if they’re close by – no email entry or use lookup required!

I’m excited to see what comes out!

The Story of the Foolish Thieves

The story of the foolish thieves goes like this:

Two thieves with knives walked up to a man and demanded $100.  The man, in turn, offered $70 and warned them that the police would soon arrive.  An argument ensued.

In the end, the thieves were seen walking away, patting each other on the back for their success, with three pennies between them.

note: the details of this story do vary.  In some versions, the man offered only $66; in some, he offered nothing.  Some versions even claim the man was the devil himself (also I consider this superstitious nonsense).  However, most all versions agree on this: the two thieves were truly fools.