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25 Aug 2011, 9:57 AM
I hereby resign as CEO of Apple. I would like to serve, if the Board sees fit, as Chairman of the Board, director and Apple employee.
I saw that headline and my nervous system took a jolt.
—John Gruber reacting at Steve Jobs' resignation.
I felt the same. An era has ended.
19 Jun 2011, 10:09 PM
The permanence of film will make you stop and think before you shoot, though that isn’t always a bad thing.
22 Apr 2011, 9:34 PM
If Apple bought Google (it already has a third of its value in cash) and it shut down Android, it could create $300 billion in value. If could even throw away all of Google and still walk out with a profit.
—Horace Dediu in Is Android responsible for Apple’s deep market discount? on his blog, Asymco.
30 Mar 2011, 11:20 AM
See all 29. Unfortunately it only ships to US and Canada.
22 Feb 2011, 10:21 AM
Corina Barbu of Friends for Friends Foundation pages all Romanian artists, designers, programmers and content creators: you guys might want to listen to Ana Maria Andronic, Senior Associate at Biris-Goran law firm talking about intellectual property and find out more about your legal rights.
10 Feb 2011, 8:59 AM
Nice to finally see some solid competition in this space (although no shipping date). Apple, your move.
30 Jan 2011, 7:05 PM
Here's a good one: read How Steve Jobs 'out-Japanned' Japan at SFGate.
Note 1: I was an Apple evangelist for a very long time; and while Apple was the underdog, it was fun—supporting a struggling sports team kind of fun. Now Apple is mainstream—I look around in airports and Starbucks cafes around the world and Macs usually outnumber PCs. Almost everybody has an iPhone. Game over. 'We' won. The evangelist can (semi-)retire. Still, Jobs is one of my creative role models and I read avidly about what makes him tick.
Note 2: If you're on a Mac, use Safari's excellent Reader feature to get rid of the annoying sidebar adverts while reading the article.
8 Dec 2010, 9:53 AM
We are starting a project from our bike shop in North London selling limited edition posters, half of the profits will go to charity.
There are five posters in the first print run and there are lots more beautiful posters to follow when these sell out.
—Peter Carleton, Pushcycles.com via e-mail.
12 Nov 2010, 11:51 AM
A yearlong look at technology news coverage by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism found that 15.1 of tech articles were primarily about Apple; 11.4 about Google; and a meager 3 % were about Microsoft.
When we run a strong story on Apple, we sell three percent more papers. So we run stories on Apple.
—Anonymous New York Times staffer quoted by Gil Amelio in his book On the Firing Line: My 500 Days at Apple.
2 Nov 2010, 11:12 AM
Speaking of analogue SFX (only kidding, but not so much) here's another one—Jeremy Messersmith who recreated the The Star Wars trilogy with paper animation.
1 Nov 2010, 11:27 AM
Doug and his Entertainment Effects Group team created thousands of acid-etched brass miniatures lit from below with hundreds of bundles of fiber-optic lights, shot in forced-perspective through layers of smoke to create layers of light refraction. [...] Explosions were created through massive pyrotechnics shot in the California desert for a discarded sequence for the 1970 Michelangelo Antonioni film Zabriskie Point.
Watch Douglas Trumbull recount the epic creative effort behind Blade Runner's special effects.
Life was spectacular before computers.
23 Oct 2010, 11:30 PM
The things we create in print and in digital are so completely different from each other that they appeal to fundamentally distinct needs. The war between old and new is a false construct. Nothing goes away.
—David Granger, Esquire’s editor in chief.
15 Oct 2010, 10:52 AM
If you take a good look at older photographs made with that almost forgotten technology (silver halide emulsions and chemical processing), you may note a peculiar characteristic. The classical pictures show an involved interest and a careful way of looking, that is absent from current digital images. When you have only 36 pictures at your disposal, there is an adrenaline rush that forces you to capture the now-or-never moment, as you have only one chance.
—Erwin Puts, Frugality and the art of looking at Tao of Leica.
8 Oct 2010, 9:00 AM
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and other executives recently held a secret meeting with Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen to discuss how the two companies might work together to take on Apple in the mobile industry, as well as a possible acquisition of Adobe by Microsoft.
Oh, bloatware, your handsome gods (picture) are having sex again!
30 Sep 2010, 7:08 AM
She knows, now, absolutely, hearing the white noise that is London, that Damien's theory of jet lag is correct: that her mortal soul is leagues behind her, being reeled in on some ghostly umbilical down the vanished wake of the plane that brought her here, hundreds of thousands of feet above the Atlantic. Souls can't move that quickly, and are left behind, and must be awaited, upon arrival, like lost luggage.
—William Gibson, Pattern Recognition.
14 Sep 2010, 1:02 PM
Mac OS X Public Beta was released 10 years ago — the word Public signified that the product was for sale to anyone with $29.95. That's right: Apple sold a demo.
I bought it in Singapore for S$50.
1 Sep 2010, 9:04 AM
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24 Jun 2010, 8:52 AM
We will be rolling out the fresh features to the entire Flickr audience in the coming weeks, but why wait? The new photo experience is available for signed-in members to preview now. To opt-in, visit any photo page and follow the directions on top of the image.
—Josh Nguyen, A New Photo Experience: Your Photos, Happier on Flickr Blog.
Took them years to add a 'view on black' option — well, better late than never.