Tag: apple

  • Steve Jobs, 1955-2011

    This was my first computer: The 512 kB “Fat Mac.” With an ImageWriter, Microsoft Word and Multiplan (the predecessor of Excel), and MacPascal, it set me back about $2,500. That was 1985 money, so it would be somewhere around $5,000 today.) I was living in Albuquerque and my roommate, who drank deep of the Kool-ade,…

  • Smart Playlists Just Got Dumber

    I mentioned recently how handy it can be to create complex “Smart Playlists” in iTunes. Suppose you want to make a smart play list like this one: It says the songs in this new playlist have to be “My Non Dogs.” (My Non-dogs is another playlist that includes songs that are either unrated or rated…

  • Resistance is Futile (iPad 2 edition)

    This is pretty much how I feel, too, especially the final thought: Motorola and Samsung…they’re both large companies with a lot of buying power and strong brand recognition. The problem is, they don’t understand the game that Apple’s playing in the mobile space, so they’re playing it wrong. They’re so caught up in catching up…