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Space Sloth

Each day I get on the train to make the half hour voyage into San Francisco for work, I am surrounded by people using their phones. Many have iPhones or iPads, and have a setting turned on that lets me send them unsolicited files through AirDrop. Where Apple envisioned it as a way to send […]

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Steve Jobs Solved the Innovator’s Dilemma

I’m still in mourning for Steve.  Can’t bring myself to watch that memorial. But I gobble up every validation, such as this one, of the man’s genius.  To live a life ruled by passion, and in the quest of building useful products made beautiful is a pursuit followed by too few in this world. Which […]

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Steve’s Sister

It’s been almost 2 months since Steve Jobs died, and I’m still not ready to watch the memorial service. I read this eulogy – written by his sister Mona – at the time, and was in bits. Rereading it now, I’m heartbroken again. We lost someone very special. Always thinking, sketching, inventing, and tweaking. What […]

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Apple – Remembering Steve Jobs

http://www.apple.com/stevejobs/ I hate that this page exists, and I’m in tears right now as I write this.\ \ Steve was my CEO for 8 of the most turbulent and most formative years of my life. I started with Apple pre-iPod, when the company was floundering and not expected to survive. The cadre of believers I […]

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Straight Dope on the IPods Birth

http://www.wired.com/gadgets/mac/commentary/cultofmac/2006/10/71956?currentPage=all An excellent history of the iPod, from “we need a gadget to sell” to world domination. (How can I be the first to thumb this up?) “Most people make the mistake of thinking design is what it looks like,” Jobs told the Times. “That’s not what we think design is. It’s not just what […]

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BBC NEWS | UK | Magazine | Giving up my iPod for a Walkman

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/8117619.stm Cute BBC fluff piece about swapping a kid’s iPod with a Walkman. Personally, I don’t miss my old Sony Sports, which weighed a ton and went through batteries pretty quickly. On my last trip, my nostalgia was of the “I can’t believe I used to use a Walkman” variety whenever I dragged out my […]

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Apple: Jobs Medical Issue Not Cancer, NY Times Says – Tech Trader Daily – Barrons.com

http://blogs.barrons.com/techtraderdaily/2009/01/15/apple-jobs-medical-issue-not-cancer-ny-times-says?mod=yahoobarrons Lots of talk – deservedly – about Steve Jobs’ decision to step away from his Apple CEO gig “for a few months” to improve his health. I’m no longer an employee, so I can finally respond worry-free to Joe Average comments such as this: Let’s get real. I mean really real. Jobs did not […]

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Apple Store under Louvres glass pyramid gets the green light – Apple 2.0 – Fortune Tech

http://apple20.blogs.fortune.cnn.com/2008/06/05/apple-store-under-louvres-glass-pyramid-gets-the-green-light?source=yahoo_quote Apple’s application to build a store in Paris – its first in France – has been approved, according to the French financial daily La Tribune. The location: the Carrousel du Louvre, prime retail space under the pyramid that dominates Napoleon’s courtyard at the museum’s grand entrance. Oh, yes. OH, YES. Apple + Paris = […]

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They Criticized Vista. And They Should Know. – New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/09/business/09digi.html?_r=1&em&ex=1205467200&en=5335775aae3491d3&ei=5087%0A&oref=slogin Microsoft senior executives “eat their own dog food”, only to find out it’s the poisonous, made-in-China variety that is Windows Vista: Then there’s Mike, who buys a laptop that has a reassuring “Windows Vista Capable” logo affixed. He thinks that he will be able to run Vista in all of its glory, as well […]

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AirMail: The worlds most perfect sleeve for the MacBook.

http://www.manilamac.com/ A laptop sleeve for the new MacBook Air. Though cute (it’s vinyl with a fleece inside), I can’t help but be disappointed: I initially thought the site was satirical, offering an actual manilla envelope for $30. In my books, bite beats craft almost every time.

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