He felt as if his heart had dried up. I needed her he thought. I needed someone like her to fill the void inside me. But I wasn’t able to fill the void inside her. Until the bitter end, the emptiness inside her was hers alone.
― Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore
What would be a new form factor, new design, new capabilities for another 10 years? And the engineering team has come up with something truly revolutionary, truly radical and this product is so cool.
– Phil Schiller, unveiling the new Mac Pro (WWDC 2013) (watch the video)
An iPod, a phone, and an Internet communicator. An iPod, a phone … ARE YOU GETTING IT?
– Steve Jobs, unveiling the iPhone (Macworld Expo 2007) (watch the video)
My personal life has been on something of a downward spiral lately, negatively affecting both my health and finances. Things finally came to a head when my primary computer broke down. Unfortunately, I have no means of getting it repaired within the short term. Photography and blogging will have to take a back seat while I figure things out, or not. Presently, I’m at a loss.
Charles: Level with me, Red. When are the robots planning to rise up and take over?
Red Robot: Typical extrovert perspective. We’re on your desks. We’re in your phones. We count your money. We heat your homes. We navigate your cars. We time your mac and cheese.
We’ve already taken over everything that matters.
But you’re welcome to whatever’s left of nature!
– R Stevens, Diesel Sweeties
Happy 25th birthday Photoshop. I hate the monster you’ve become, please don’t leave me. You were the killer app for many a photographer otherwise too frightened to touch a computer. Having been a user for under two decades, I must acknowledge the influence of your creators, Thomas and John Knoll on my creative life.
We do things because they are right and just and that is who we are. That’s who we are as a company… If you only want me to make things, make decisions that have a clear [Return On Investment], you should get out of this stock.
― Tim Cook countering a certain stockholder’s objections to Apple’s environmentally-friendly practices.
Monochrome version of this color image.
Two fierce rivals working together. Who still has a Hotmail account these days?
I will carry you
To wherever it is laptops go to die
And don’t think it won’t be hard on me
How’m I ever gonna find a way to justify
The money I will spend on something new
For a laptop like you
– Jonathan Coulton
Remembering my first laptop…
Reworking of an earlier image.
My life through iLife.