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Re: Positioned Layout proposal

From: Shelby Moore <shelby@coolpage.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Oct 2010 14:07:15 -0400
Message-ID: <798ea8afcfdf1cfee9d9590670411e94.squirrel@sm.webmail.pair.com>
To: shelby@coolpage.com
Cc: "Boris Zbarsky" <bzbarsky@mit.edu>, "www-style list" <www-style@w3.org>
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> However, with respect to a generalized layout algorithm that has to work
> on all, then the battery on the smartphone may be the limiting least
> common denominator of importance for many people that dictates which
> algorithm can be used.  If one allows a choice of algorithms, then yes you
> are correct, that the battery issue can remain orthogonal and not
> supercede the CPU as the general limiting factor.

Note, I was assuming current algorithms work on mobile.

below..

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>> I'm pretty skeptical of claims like this, but again willing to be proved
>> wrong.  ;)
>
> That is healthy. I am skeptical, but I am also love challenges and big
> paradigm shifts. You only need one in your life to claim greatness and
> change the world. Nevertheless we do have to prioritize and risky
> adventures do have a resource cost.
>
> What if someone had said that BGP routing was dealing with an infinite
> domain and couldn't anneal?

I approach this like one does speculation in investing.  I invest say 10 -
20% of my time in wild goose chases, because if one pays off with 5 - 10
times better results, then I double my net result (e.g. net worth).

Google has this model, allowing 1 day a week for individual experimentation.
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