Mike Daisey wrote an opinion piece for the New York Times arguing against Jobs hagiography. Some might say "too soon," but it's a compelling piece, with much to think about.
The Steve Jobs who founded Apple as an anarchic company promoting the message of freedom, whose first projects with Stephen Wozniak were pirate boxes and computers with open schematics, would be taken aback by the future that Apple is forging. Today there is no tech company that looks more like the Big Brother from Apple’s iconic 1984 commercial than Apple itself, a testament to how quickly power can corrupt.
In this 1981 Nightline interview Ted Koppel asks 26 year old Steve Jobs “There is a sense that many of us have who really don’t understand how computers work, or what they do for us or to us, that we are becoming controlled by the computers. Any danger of that happening?” Jobs said: “Well, as […]
The biopic, starring Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs, is getting good writeups: “brilliant, when not breaking your heart,” is Time Out’s summation of both man and movie. An early dissent, from Rex Reed, is equally unsurprising to anyone who has followed the narratives of Jobs: ” Cold, obnoxious, neurotic, selfish, indifferent toward everything but his […]
Omar Ghabra won Twitter with these photos, and this quip: “An Arab-looking man of Syrian descent in a garage w/his accomplice building what appears to be a bomb. Arrest them.”
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The TREBLAB X11 Earphones are versatile, offer great sound, and are currently $32.99 in the Boing Boing Store.These Bluetooth earbuds are a great workout companion. They’re totally sweat proof and their ear-fins keep them snugly in place during high activity — something that Apple’s AirPods can only do if you were blessed with precisely the […]