The founder of Pixar has died. Some guy named Steve Jobs.
My understanding is that Bourbon Street was harmed by the street closures. Here's the thing about the "future" benefit of events -- if you're trying to establish yourself as a new restaurant and you lose summer business, you may not make it to the "future." The "future" is now.
Sarah Palin is not running for president. Which means she's crazy -- like a fox.
Now can we ignore her?
Nah, she'll say something outrageously stupid and ignorant every few months and keep the circus going.
On the other hand, by showing the good judgment of not running for President, Chris Christie has shown his worthiness....heh.
I almost expected the stock market to crash today because of Steve Jobs. It doesn't take much to send the market spiraling downward. Squirrel!
I was late to the Apple cult. I now have a laptop and an iphone. The biggest change that has resulted from the iphone is that I became obsessed with Pandora and new music. (For which I really didn't need an iphone, but that's how it happened.)
Meanwhile, I keep meaning to find out what my phone number is. How do I do that?
I tried a new tack with Pandora and just put in one starter group: Neutral Milk Hotel. Even then, it seems to devolve into sensitive singer-songwriters. What's the deal with that?
Pandora not like upbeat music?
I wasn't as concerned about Hank Williams, Jr. idiotic comments as I was about his appearance while saying them. He was laying back like he couldn't hold himself up, slurring his words, and making no sense and otherwise looking like a big turd.
The guy needs help.
People are leaving flowers at Apple stores! How long before someone starts a religion, on the Holy Jobs, a high-tech religion? The Gospel of Jobs?
"That's been one of my mantras -- focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it's worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains."
Business Week interview, May, 1998.
There are tons of quotes like that. His Stanford address alone is pretty wise.
A hundred years from now, all us cyborgs who are still around will be plugging in once a day to chant, "Insanely Great!!!"
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