Shots from the last two films. More at my Flickr page.
It seems there’s an inexhaustible supply of Steve Jobs anecdotes. This one’s a gem:
Jobs wanted the demo phones he would use onstage to have their screens mirrored on the big screen behind him. To show a gadget on a big screen, most companies just point a video camera at it, but that was unacceptable to Jobs. The audience would see his finger on the iPhone screen, which would mar the look of his presentation. So he had Apple engineers spend weeks fitting extra circuit boards and video cables onto the backs of the iPhones he would have onstage. The video cables were then connected to the projector, so that when Jobs touched the iPhone’s calendar app icon, for example, his finger wouldn’t appear, but the image on the big screen would respond to his finger’s commands. The effect was magical.
From the NYT.
Pictures from a lovely weekend at a friend’s cabin in Småland. One shower in three days, nothing to do but make sure the kids didn’t kill each other, cook and make coffee. One night we even played Pictionary, or Draw and Guess as it’s called in classic Danish functional style.
The main reason I’m using the app more. Don, Blind Driver is a great comic creation. He did one where Don pulls up on a train track with a train approaching fast in the distance but Vine pulled it.
This is a strange, sad video documenting the artist’s attempt to purchase every copy of The Stories of John Cheever in a single day in Manhattan. I read about the video and set off to my local bookshop here in Copenhagen. They didn’t have that title but they did have his debut novel, The Wapshot Chronicle, which I bought.
A small masterpiece for Nowness.