Apple announced co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs has died of cancer at the age of 56. We at SFSG appreciate creatives and innovators. Thank you Steve Jobs for reminding us all to throw good grammar to the wind and Think Different.
He revolutionized the way we communicate, the way we watch movies as CEO of Pixar Animation Studios and even the way we listen to music. I do agree with David Roberts of grist.org though and I feel he said it best:
Jobs perfected front-end design. Now we need designers to work on the back end, the substrate, the supply chain, the hidden.
That said, Job’s story is pretty amazing so I’ll let him also tell that in his own words. Enjoy Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford Commencement Address: “How to live before you die” — in which Jobs urges us to pursue our dreams and see the opportunities in life’s setbacks, including death itself.
Israel had begun letting Apple’s iPads into the country starting Sunday. For 2 weeks their customs wasn’t allowing them into the country based on fears the iPad would interfere with other wireless devices.
20 confiscated iPads will finally be released. Most of us will be waiting a lot longer for our iPads than those getting their confiscated iPads back. After weeks of intentional infliction of iPad envy on others by people like the extra infatuated PBS host Charlie Rose many hoped iPad news would die down…and maybe hoped the prices would drop.
Photo Credit: “Lisa Simpson’s Wallpaper” by pleasingfalsetto
According to pcworld.com teens may have built your iPhone. Apparently this news was disclosed by Apple itself on its website in a section of their site called “Supplier Responsibility”.
But I don’t own an iPhone and I thought I might be in the clear. Of course I wasn’t. My iPod said it was made in China and maybe it’s not lying to me but apple.com report says its inspectors visited facilities in the Czech Republic, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, China, and the United States.
When this story broke I saw it in several different places. My first thought was what about the kids in parts of Africa that are knee deep in discarded computers? I don’t think these kids should compete. If we want to care about some of them we should care about all of them.
Further reading: Breeding toxins from dead PCs