My first experience with an Apple product was in 2003, when my parents got me one of the old-school bulky iPods for Christmas. For a music lover, it was hard to believe that after years of carrying around tapes or CDs, you could have all your songs in one little device — little did I know just how little it would get once the nano arrives. That Apple CEO Steve Jobs, who died today, Oct. 5, 2011, was a visionary on a large scale is undisputed, but it’s the small-scale personal ways in which he has affected all of our lives that really resonate. And not just by making our lives more convenient with his products, but by inspiring us to live better with his own life. Keep reading »
The death of Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, has brought mourners and techno-philes to pay their respects at Apple stores around the globe. But there’s been one reaction in the past 24 hours that I never would have expected: St. Croix mock turtlenecks, which Jobs loved and was oft-photographed wearing, has seen an “almost 100 percent increase in sales” overnight. In response, St. Croix told TMZ it is planning a memorial to their unlikely brand ambassador, which is quite sweet. Says a St. Croix rep, “We have a great respect for everything he did and we’re glad he believed in our American-made product.” [TMZ]
A St. Croix turtleneck is one way to pay homage to the inventor of the Mac. But if you’re looking to rock a Steve Jobs look with a perhaps more feminine slant, I’ve rounded up some cute, ready-for-fall turtlenecks at all price points. All of them, it goes without saying, look good with an iPod.
Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn't matter to me ... Going to bed at night saying we've done something wonderful ... that's what matters to me.
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” — Steve Jobs, Stanford Commencement Speech
Steve Jobs, co-founder, chairman and former chief executive of Apple Inc., has passed away at the age of 56 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Jobs stepped down from his post at Apple in August and the impact he had on technology and how we use it can’t be overstated. The striking proof of that can be seen, for example, in the fact that I, like I’m sure many of you, found out about Jobs passing while using one of the gadgets he created, the iPhone 4, and I sit here now writing of his passing on Apple’s MacBook Pro. (Today, coincidentally enough, also saw the launch of the iPhone 4S.) Our thoughts are with his family and friends, especially, but the passing of this great inventor is certainly a loss for the world. [Apple]
This headline is ripped straight from an Aussie news blog. You just can’t make this stuff up, people! [The Daily What] Keep reading »
If there’s one person you don’t want to mess with, it’s an irate college journalism student. All Long Island University journalism student Chelsea Isaacs wanted was a comment from Apple’s media relations department for a paper she was writing. Isaacs, a college senior, was assigned a story on the use of iPads in academic settings — especially prescient since her college was considering offering free iPads to incoming freshmen. When the company’s media relations folks failed to get back to her, she took her query to a higher power — Apple head Steve Jobs — complaining that the media relations department was ignoring her query, despite that kind of being its job.
What followed was a testy exchange, and somebody acting like a sullen teen. Keep reading »