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I Was Wrong to Trust Steve

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on Oct. 12, 2005

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So, I believed Steve Jobs when he said the video iPod was dumb, and that the world wasn’t ready for it.

Today, Apple announced the new iPod, a video iPod.

I’m glad I wasn’t the only one fooled, but many smarter people than me did figure it out. Good for them.

What I haven’t seen mentioned much, is that along with “Lost” and “Desperate Housewives,” there’s also a collection of Pixar short films available for download.  That’s fairly cool—now I have them in VHS, DVD and download.

I still haven’t upgraded to QuickTime 7, because I don’t want to lose the benefits of my QuickTime Pro 6.0 license, which lets me watch video at full screen.  I don’t see why I should have to pay the “Apple Tax” every year for a piece of software that should be, frankly, part of the OS.  I mean, they offer a Web browser, mail program, address book and more for free, but they charge for QuickTime? That’s awfully silly.

Incidently, I’m very sick today, so if this sounds like a fevered rant, well, you might be onto something.



 
 

 

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Overheard

“The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil.”

...who said it?

“Almost every American I know does trade large portions of his life for entertainment, hour by weeknight hour, binge by Saturday binge, Facebook check by Facebook check. I’m one of them. In the course of writing this I’ve watched all 13 episodes of House of Cards and who knows how many more West Wing episodes, and I’ve spent any number of blurred hours falling down internet rabbit holes. All instead of reading, or writing, or working, or spending real time with people I love.”

...who said it?

“Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.”

...who said it?

“I play with variables constantly.”

...who said it?

“Only the person who has learned Continual Love coming from a heart of Gratitude/Worship can effectively deal with the problem of loneliness.”

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