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It’s been a long while since I’ve posted here. Too long. And it’s a sad day to start.
Steve Jobs and Apple is the reason I got into computers. I started off using and developing on an old Apple II+ by Bell and Howell in 1983ish.
When the Mac was introduced in 1984, I begged my dad for one, and thankfully he got me one. The rest as they say is history.
I’ve seen Steve talk, both at WWDCs over many years and during my time at Apple in the Newton group – which was some good talks and some bad “we’re shutting you down” talks.
I respected every time he talked, both good and bad. He will be missed, but I have the upmost confidence in the team at Apple, some of whom I know.
And I have the upmost confidence in us, Apple developers, to uphold the “make your app as good as the Apple apps”.
Rest in peace Steve. I hope you are in Heaven now, meeting Jesus and all the great folks who have passed before you. I’ll look you up when I arrive.
Turns out I was bored at a few jobs. Well worth the read:
Rands: Bored People Quit
A friend just quoted this on Twitter:
“You owe it to all of us all get on with what you’re good at” — W.H. Auden.
Something to remember.
This is a great animation behind a talk by Dan Pink about what motivates us. Worth watching, and tell me you don’t agree.
Update: His talk on the same subject at Ted:
I love this quote:
“Anything is one of a million paths. Therefore, a warrior must always keep in mind that a path is only a path; if he feels that he should not follow it, he must not stay with it under any conditions. His decision to keep on that path or to leave it must be free of fear or ambition. He must look at every path closely and deliberately. There is a question that a warrior has to ask, mandatorily: ‘Does this path have a heart?’” ~ Carlos Castaneda from The Wheel of Time
I found it here: Brian Johnson’s Philosopher Notes
After seeing my daughter over the past few weeks use and really understand the iPad user interface, my experience at the Apple store today with my daughter completely convinced me. The future of the computer interface is a touch screen.
Watch this video and tell me you aren’t convinced.