Tag Archives: Apple

Our Favorite Things in 2017

Blowhard, Esq. writes: As you will quickly notice, we’re a grouchy, grumpy lot, all of whom are too old to keep up with new things, so this list consists of our favorite things we encountered this year whether or not … Continue reading

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In Praise of Apple Music’s Playlists

Paleo Retiree writes: I signed up with Apple Music warily. I’d read the bad reviews, and I’m one of those people who think that Tim Cook hasn’t got a creative bone in his body. But, hey, I’m immersed in Apple’s … Continue reading

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Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Hazing? Or just normal behavior among teenage boys? I have this sense that higher education is a testing ground for policies the PTB would like to apply to all of America — perhaps the world. Elite … Continue reading

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Why Do So Many People in Trendy Coffee Shops Use Macs?

Paleo Retiree writes: Whenever I enter or pass by an upscale or hipster coffee shop these days, it’s not at all uncommon for every single person I see there who’s on a computer to be using an Apple product. Does … Continue reading

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Design Coincidence?

Paleo Retiree writes: On the top: the design for Apple’s new headquarters. On the bottom, the headquarters of Britain’s GCHQ, an intelligence agency that does electronic surveillance and is said to have links with PRISM. Are giant circles the shape … Continue reading

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Paleo Retiree writes: Fair to say that docs about food topics are one of the most vital cultureforms around these days? Is Apple going to hell? I wrote about some of my own misgivings about Apple’s direction here. “Birth tourism” … Continue reading

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Why “Follow Your Passion” is Bad Career Advice

Blowhard, Esq. writes: In his 2005 Stanford commencement address, Steve Jobs said, “You’ve got to find what you love…. [T]he only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking, … Continue reading

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City Living and the Line at the Apple Store

Paleo Retiree writes: Back in NYC for less than 24 hours after a couple of months away and already my brain is jangled, and my mind and eye are overstimulated … On my walk this morning I stopped by the … Continue reading

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Computer Advice Needed

Paleo Retiree writes: After 17 years of being a contented user of their gadgets, I’ve recently found myself falling out of love with Apple. One factor: I don’t like the direction the company is steering its customers in. In fact, … Continue reading

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More on Digital Culture Affecting (Infecting?) Mainstream Design

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Following Paleo Retiree’s post, this crossed my desk this morning: Clearly an attempt to ape this: Maybe Apple should sue?

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