How does the other half live? Apparently rather poorly because 49 percent of American households don’t have a single Apple product and that’s worse than a day without sunshine, a lot worse. On the brighter side, more than half do and a highly evolved subset thereof proudly claims five or more Apple-branded widgets in their homes.
Linux is everywhere, except the desktop in any meaningful way. You can find variations of Linus Torvald’s creation running inside phones, automobiles, vending machines, satellites and, well, just about anything that requires a computer to control other systems. Thankfully, however, it can’t be found inside our Macintoshes, but it might have been otherwise if Steve Jobs had gotten his way back in 2000.
Lying liars and their lying mouths full of lying lies. Mike Daisy’s show, The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, was the gig that made him first famous and now infamous. This American Life, which aired a Daisey monologue from that bit of “theater” as factual back in January, is issuing a retraction and will dedicate this weekend’s show to explaining what happened — in essence, Daisey lied.
The world’s richest, most-powerful, sexiest, worst, innovative, lucrative, believable, ugliest — whatever. There is an absurdity to lists that purport to codify the “mostest” of anything and, for whatever reason, Apple seems to top both the best and worst subjective enumerations — here’s a fine, fine example of this time honored meme generating paradigm in action.
I was listening to NPR’s market wrap during which some industry talking head, one assumes the radio face version, commented that the Dow Jones’ surge past 13,000 represented an important psychological barrier. Given that a large and growing majority of trades are now one computer algorithm selling to another computer algorithm, the notion of ‘psychologically important’ is almost laughable.
When did the original iPad arrive? April 3. And, the iPad 2? It began shipping on March 11. If you were a betting person with no special insider knowledge, when would you think Apple plans to ship their next-generation tablet? No, it doesn’t take a rocket science to reckon it.
I went to the Apple Store and all I got was this totally awesome (single color, tastefully plain) t-shirt! When I was a kid, you could either BE cool or you could be one of the few and proud to own at least one of the really cool concert t-shirts. The assumption being you were actually there to see, for example, ACDC open the US leg of their ‘Back in Black’ tour in Erie, PA on July 30, 1980. Well, concerts aren’t what they were, but Apple’s cooler than ever.
Apple’s CEO has been called callous, insensitive and even a serial sociopath. Now, he’s being accused changing Western culture and not for the better. People getting things wrong, becoming shallow and we have a perpetrator to to pin it on.
The timing of this just wrong. More than six years since the first affected products shipped and three years after the company first formally acknowledged and began fixing the problem in other countries, Apple is spreading the first generation iPod nano replacement program worldwide.
Life goes on. Halloween is a tradition at Steve Jobs’ Palo Alto home and this year was no different. Decorated with jack-lanterns, lights and swathed in dry ice fog and scary sounds, a gaggle of parents and kids queued Monday outside the house ahead of Trick or Treat’s 6:30pm start.