paul skidmore andparabolos

cinematic storytelling, strategy, and advice

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Apple’s cashpile and the next CEO

great article by John Gruber over at Daring Fireball: "Put another way, the obvious structure for a post-Jobs Apple is simply Apple as we know it, without Steve Jobs." i think he's totally en pointe

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Apple’s NLE future

just posted one of the longest articles I've ever written over at macgasm. while you're waiting on info about the new Final Cut to trickle in this week, give it a read and let me

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can i run FCP on the new MacBook Air?

well, the first question is, why would you want to? but i'll answer that in a minute. (more…)

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Apple TV will be a hobby for a while.

Apple unveiled its new iPod lineup today, and Steve's "one more thing" was a long-awaited refresh of Apple TV. while quite a few people seem to be excited about this tiny, sleek new incarnation of

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Open or closed: as mobile dominates, does malware propagate? and what does this mean for pants?

i have envisioned the phone as a credit card for some time now.  VISA (and others) have an RFID-enabled keychain fob that works as a proximity wand.  putting an RFID into a phone that can

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iPhone vs. iPod Touch, iPad WiFi vs. iPad 3G

this post is the answer to a question asked by Michael Woodard on an earlier post, and i thought the answer might be of use to others as well. be aware that this comparison is

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development part ii – the screenplay

at some point all of those notes, cocktail napkin sketches, ideas, pictures stolen from flickr, etc. end up turning into words somewhere.  for the writer, it begins a long time ago, but for everyone else

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