Apple Tablet Rorschach

apple event

The invite, which shows the Apple logo superimposed over a series of graffiti-style paint splatters, gives few clues as to what Apple will announce at the event.

Now, now. Use your noggin. Colors. Paint. Freeform. Outside the margins. Creative. Do whatever you want? Layers. Layers? Be original. Lots of splatters. Kids? Education? (Little mouse suggested as much to me. A smart little mouse.) (Did you know that Steve Jobs has no sense of humor whatsoever?) (Which makes Dan Lyons even funnier, even more talented, more necessary to this world.) (Where was I.)

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Snow Leopard Stumbles

You’d think it such a lithe creature. And indeed, Apple did a remarkable thing in releasing an OS update that is cheaper, smaller and more streamlined.

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Just For A Fucking Minute …

danI knew was no ordinary FakeSteve (“I will restore your sense of childlike wonder. There is nothing you can do to stop me”) post when I came upon this striking triad of sentences:

Well, this is the world we are living in. These are the people we are dealing with. This is how we have to deal with them.

Suddenly Dan began to write, the post took off somewhere new, combining the virtual with the real in a manner that took my breath away, and that of any other reader with a grain of sense.
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Fucking-Option-Command-I

Who to shoot first. I speak metaphorically, of course, but did I remember the old Finder behavior from Classic, the shortcut that gave a dynamic Get Info window, one which totals sizes as you go, stays open, and otherwise supplies all the little functions I have been so annoyed at the loss of for years now? Years of my only existence on this planet?  Nooo. And have learned of this key command by stumbling across, literally stumbling, a new comment to an old Mac OS X Hint, that this has always available in OS X, a lowly factlet which will now transform my computing life? Yesss.

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