Jobs starring Ashton Kutcher as the enigmatic Apple co-founder, has been getting a lot of negative critical reaction, even from Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak, who recently said that it "wasn't a quality movie." The film may not be a Hollywood blockbuster with explosions and comic book heroes, like many other of this summer's film offerings, but it isn't a slanted pseudo-hagiography, either.
In this month of gratitude, today I give thanks for ... enough.
Delivering exactly what's required in any situation with absolute precision ... that is a beautiful and deceptively simple thing.
On Wednesday, at 7:00 a.m., a phone call from my niece woke me up. “Are you planning a trip to Scotland?” she asked. It took me a while to digest this question, but I soon learned that my niece—and evidently a large number of contacts from my Yahoo mail account, had received the following e-mail from “me”, sent at 4:06 in the morning. (I received it too....more
The 600 page Steve Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson isn't one I've picked up yet but have been meaning to...Lance Ulanoff recently finished it and wrote a piece on Mashable about lessons learned -- aka insights -- from the man who was mysterious to so many of us, yet has been described in multi-faceted ways: creative, driven, intense, mean, focused, innovative, entrepreneurial, masterful, and a genius....more
Another road trip. This time to celebrate a truly momentous occasion: my dad’s 75th birthday. A big party was planned. My brother was flying in from the west coast. Loads of people had rsvp’d to attend this amazing milestone: three-quarters-of-a-century of a life well-lived, and largely devoted to enriching the lives of others through his warmth, eternal optimism, intellectual curiosity and legendary cooking....more
I bet even those living on the moon have heard about Steve Jobs’ passing due to pancreatic cancer. Like many, I feel very impacted by his death. Like many who have lost loved one’s to that terrible disease, I have mixed emotions. I am very sorry for his passing, for the loss to his family and to the world. I am feeling grateful that Jobs’ death has people thinking and talking about pancreatic cancer for a change, and in the midst of Pink October, of all months! But I also resent that it takes such a big name death to get people talking about pancreatic cancer.<...more
As the world heard recently, Steve Jobs the Co-founder and CEO of Apple Inc., passed away of pancreatic cancer. He was an innovator, an entrepreneur and a genius. Few could argue about his contributions to the technological world of computers. I wonder if he ever truly imagined the impact Apple would have on so many. Did he know what kind of doors it opened for people with disabilities? IPads are now being used to facilitate learning and communication for adults and children with Autism and other...more