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Jobs at the Intersection

Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs is simply out too soon. The man died less than a month before the book hit the shelves, and the book has the feel of being rushed, with too much recitation and no enough reflection. But for all its failings, it’s worth reading. Before we begin, let me caveat that I’m […]

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Missing Steve

Lots of people have already said how odd it has been processing the news of Steve Jobs’ passing: we didn’t know Steve and the vast majority of us have never even met him. And yet we grieve because he defined our industry is when it is at it’s best, and his example was what many […]

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Limitations

The most important part about the iPad are its limitations. But they’re important not because it defines what the device “can’t do”; in the fullness of time the App Store will likely bring us all sorts of new and interesting workarounds to the limitations. Rather, the limitations are important because it delineates the boundaries of […]

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iPhone Naysayers, One Year Later

Gruber point to an article that tracks down pundits who thought the iPhone would fail, and asks them what they think now. One guy was surprised by the success. Translation: everyone else wrote that the iPhone wasn’t worth it, but fully expected it to succeed. This says something about their Jeremiah-like journalism or their complete […]

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iTunes is a Network Application

Jeff Atwood thinks that iTunes is Anti-Web: Is it so unreasonable to expect links in your browser to resolve to, oh, I don’t know, web pages containing information about the thing you just clicked on? Is there anything more anti-web than demanding users install custom software to display information that could have just as easily […]

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Music Pricing

Apple put out a press release last week saying that iTunes is now the number two music retailer in the US, behind only Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart, for it’s part, is making rublings: Wal-Mart stirs CD pricing pot with multi-tiered plan – Yahoo! News: Wal-Mart… has proposed a five-tiered pricing scheme that would allow the discounter to […]

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Macworld Reality

And this is what actually happened. Yeah, a little bit with the too-optimistic for me. Things I got wrong: I called the Mac Pro based on John Siracusa’s (who made the game, and the rules) assertion that it’d count “if and only if the new Mac Pros are mentioned in the keynote.” I figured they […]

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Scareware makes its Mac Debut

So there’s this “cleaning tool” for the Mac that’s actually a scam and/or trojan horse. It always reports that you have something awry on your system, and offers to fix it if you cough up some dough. This kind of stuff has been all the rage in the Windows world for years, now, but I […]

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MacWorld Predictions

Here are my predictions for MacWorld. Looking at the whole thing, it seems I’m being overly optimistic. But I can’t find any one square that I don’t think is going to happen–except maybe the iPhone, but I really want that one to be announced, so I can order one. I should also add that this […]

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Apple is the Other

Seth’s Blog: Apple’s next problem: When your entire culture is organized about being the other, the outsider, the insurgent, the one that’s better than the masses… what do you do when you are the masses? Apple doesn’t have that problem quite yet; the office is still solidly in the Windows camp, and shows little sign […]

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