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Jul 31

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 with regard to Apple’s CEO situation. if you’re at all interested in the future of technology, i highly recommend reading this article.

also in the news this week (here’s another DF link, sourced from The BBC) is the insane amount of cash Apple has on hand:

“Apple’s most recent financial results put its reserves at $76.4bn”

many have speculated what Apple might use this cash for, but most suggestions involve laughably small portions of this immense amount of corporate wealth. stock holders have wondered why they aren’t seeing any of it.

my theory combines these two articles.

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Apr 10

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 know your thoughts.

big thanks to Joshua Schnell, editor-in-chief of macgasm.net for giving my article a spot in front of his readers.


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Oct 20

well, the first question is, why would you want to? but i’ll answer that in a minute.

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Sep 01

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 Apple TV, personally, i think it’s kind of a dud, for a few reasons.

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Aug 09

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 be programed with your VISA info is not that hard to imagine. certainly the technology exists; it’s just a matter of someone doing it. but what are the security concerns?

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Aug 07

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 strictly my own opinion, and i would be delighted to hear from others that see things differently.
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Mar 30

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 on the production (including your financiers), it all starts with the script.  i have found i don’t feel all that creative locked away in my home office.  whenever i try to write at home, end up getting a lot of laundry done instead.  so i go out among people; i need something to focus against in order to really be productive.  i bought my 17″ MacBook Pro as a desktop replacement over three years ago, and lugging it around often feels like overkill for what is essentially advanced word processing, especially now that i have my iPhone.  but i’m a Final Draft guy, as is a lot of the industry.  i can’t seriously expect to write industry-formatted screenplays on a tiny pocket-sized device can i?  i was surprised to find out…

as i continue my series detailing parabolos portable production, part two of my section on development covers screenwriting for iPhone.

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