Apple CEO Steve Jobs has finally agreed to participate in a book about his life. The book is to be titled “Steve Jobs”, and will be published in early 2012. What’s great about this is that the book will be authored by Walter Isaacson. Isaacson has written best seller books about Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein.
Apple will open a temporary store Friday, March 11, in downtown Austin, timed to the start of the South by Southwest Interactive Conference and the release of iPad 2. I love this quote from the article:
“There’s a huge opportunity to get brand recognition to a large audience during SXSW”
As if Apple needed brand recognition.
He doesn’t get it. To quote: “If Apple would spend more effort improving the functional ability of the iPad, enabling application developers to create apps that truly improve our productivity, then the future of the tablet will arrive that much sooner.” What does he think Apple app developers are doing? Has he even seen the range and depth of productivity apps? Has he not read about the use of the iPad in hospitals, schools, inventory control, etc.?
Forget book proposals to publishers and agents. The publishing industry is going through a shift that hasn’t been seen since the introduction of desktop publishing in the 80s.
Sarah Vowell has a new book coming March 22. Sarah is known for her work on “This American Life” on PBS, and her unique style of writing about American History. “Assassination Vacation” is one of my favorite books by Sarah, and her take on the Americanization of Hawaii looks to be another great topic by Sarah.
The thing about John Gruber is that he is honest. He may not always be right, and I may disagree with him sometimes, but he has integrity and will build a case for his opinions, and admit when he is wrong.
I’ve downloaded a lot of PDF apps for organizing my sheet music and music books. Some were better thann others but GigBook is fantastic. I have my music organized in collections, binders, and set lists. I love the Super Bookmarks feature. Single tunes can be pulled from a music book and archived. Unlike other PDF apps, I don’t need to flip through pages of a songbook to find a score. With GigBook, the selected score is catalogued as a single file.
I have replaced Gusto and FTP on the Go with Textastic. Not that the other apps are not great, but this app is such a better fit for my needs. The UI, Dropbox support, FTP, and preview features make it a one-stop environment for managing my Web sites. Excellent.
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