In 1995 I was working at Apple, and was asked by Eddy Cue, at the time, my managers boss, to design and develop Apple’s Intranet. I developed the site and named it AppleWeb. I left Apple before Steve Jobs returned, and assumed the site would be redesigned, and probably renamed. I’m sure it has been redesigned, after all it’s been 16 years, but today I read that Apple is holding a special event for employees on Oct. 19, to celebrate the life of Steve Jobs. The employees are being directed to AppleWeb for information and details about the event. I’m touched to know that the name has been retained, and in some small measure, a contribution I made to Apple has endured.
Over the Easter weekend, some of the cast of Disney’s Lemonade Mouth decided to turn up at the Apple Store in The Grove, Los Angeles and flash mob it. The routine, lead by Chris Brochu and Hayley Kiyoko, two of the film’s stars, organised the flash mob with 15 other friends and decided to capture the whole performance on video.
Paul Simon has brought joy to so many for so long, but on this night he made Rayna Ford’s dream come true. During a show in Toronto, Rayna Ford, a fan from Newfoundland, called out for Simon to play “Duncan,” and said something to the effect that she learned to play guitar on the song.
More than a thousand people in Grand Rapids, Mich., turned out to participate in a massive music video to promote the town. Roger Ebert calls it “the best music video ever made.” All done in one single uninterrupted shot.