Op-Ed: Microsoft layoff e-mail typifies inhuman corporate insensitivity
Lee Hutchinson, arstechnica.com

Satya Nadella and former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop during happier times.As a veteran of the aerospace industry, I’m very familiar with layoff notices. During the almost-decade I spent working for Boeing, I survived probably a dozen major reductions i…

One of the more interesting things being missed in the Microsoft layoffs is that many people are hoping to get picked. It’s the only way to cut the cord, get off the gravy train and go do that startup or move to another company. “Pick me” has been heard more than once.

My kingdom for a good cross-platform note-taking app

Does it exist?

I use an Android-based phone. And an iPad. And a Mac. And sometimes a PC.

I’ve tried all the candidates I can find so far and they all fail.

Evernote doesn’t sync between clients in a secure way. And I define secure as “let me pick my cloud service be it Dropbox, Box, OneDrive, or other.”

OneNote fails so badly here, the Mac version only syncs with OneDrive. Um…. Simply allow for local file storage and we might have a winner. It’s a great app in many ways.

Outline has no support for tables. That will do it. Still angry it took me $20 to learn that lesson.

IA Writer is a lovely, simple writing tool…. for Mac and iPad. No Android version. Oh… And no table support but the UI is nice enough I could forgive them.

Anyone? And no, Office 365 and Google Apps are a deal-breaker, same reason as Evernote. I want my data where I want it to be.

Email is a 40-year-old technology that is not going away for very good reasons — it’s the cockroach of the Internet.

Jason Hirschhorn, talking to David Carr for his column on the rise (again?) of email newsletters. (via parislemon)