Go into the arts. I’m not kidding. The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possible can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something.
Peter Cohan on how Steve Jobs got AT&T to share revenue for the iPhone:
Aggarwal was impressed by the way Jobs was willing to take a risk to realize his vision. “In one meeting in the conference room with Jobs, he was annoyed that AT&T was spending too much time worrying about the risks of the deal. So he said, ‘You know what we should do to stop them from complaining? We should write AT&T a check for $1 billion and if the deal doesn’t work out, they can keep the money. Let’s give them the $1 billion [Apple had $5 billion in cash at the time] and shut them the hell up,’” Aggarwal recounted.
That’s one way to do it.
[via Daring Fireball]
Steve Jobs 1981 TV interview about Personal Computer Revolution
I’m watching this, amazed. I was born in 1981. Then I realize I’m watching this on a computer that I’m holding in my hands that is a million times more powerful than anything in this video and my mind is blown.
I was seduced!
A writer who waits for ideal conditions under which to work will die without putting a word on paper.
History of the Mac
With WWDC just around the corner, I thought this infographic-like look at the history of the Mac was very appropriate.
Looking forward to what Apple will bring to the table this coming Monday.
Macs, Aakash Doshi
It’s evolution, baby.