Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow: Thinking About Steve Jobs and the Marriage of the Humanities and Technology

Yesterday was the one year anniversary of Steve Jobs’ death. I wrote about it last year when I was still in Kent, Ohio–right after my Dad called me to tell me the sad news. Yesterday, I reflected on missing out on meeting and talking with Jobs–something that Scott Kurtz captured brilliantly on PvP. Growing up,Continue reading “Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow: Thinking About Steve Jobs and the Marriage of the Humanities and Technology”

Stephen Wolfram Remembering Steve Jobs in the Guardian, Me Thinking About Mathematica

Mathematica is one of my favorite tools. I first learned about it (version 2–it is now version 8) as an undergraduate at Georgia Tech. I learned how to use it in the computer labs, but I wanted to use it in my dorm room. Unfortunately, I was reminded about the necessity of a floating-point unitContinue reading “Stephen Wolfram Remembering Steve Jobs in the Guardian, Me Thinking About Mathematica”

“Altars” for Steve Jobs in China and Taiwan, Built with Walter Isaacson’s Biography of the Tech Titan

Taiwanese Home Guy Lucifer posted photos from around China and Taiwan of “altars” for Steve Jobs built out of his official biography by Walter Isaacson. They aren’t really altars, but they have a striking similarity to the kinds of altars a family would build for a deceased relative. A traditional altar for a deceased relativeContinue reading ““Altars” for Steve Jobs in China and Taiwan, Built with Walter Isaacson’s Biography of the Tech Titan”

PBS to Air Steve Jobs, One Last Thing on November 2

According to the Unofficial Apple Weblog, PBS will air Steve Jobs, One Last Thing, a new documentary with a special, unseen interview with Jobs on November 2–check local listings for the time. Find out more about the documentary here: PBS to air Steve Jobs documentary | TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog. In the meantime, IContinue reading “PBS to Air Steve Jobs, One Last Thing on November 2”

Fitting Internet Memorials to Steve Jobs

Today, the world responded en masse to remember Steve Jobs. My own sadness was lifted on seeing and hearing the many wonderful things that people said and did in memory of Jobs. Of the Internet-based memorials, I was happy to see BoingBoing’s System 7-like theme for their WordPress-based blog: And the one that I considerContinue reading “Fitting Internet Memorials to Steve Jobs”

First Sentences in Response to Steven P. Jobs’ Resignation as CEO of Apple

Steve Jobs’ departure from the the CEO seat at Apple has overshadowed much of everything else that is going on in the world today. It is a big deal that the prodigal son returned to Apple to set his old family home in order. Now, he is handing the reigns of the most relevant andContinue reading “First Sentences in Response to Steven P. Jobs’ Resignation as CEO of Apple”

Steve Jobs Resigns as Apple CEO, Elected to Chairman of the Board

According to Yahoo! Finance here, Steve Jobs tendered his resignation to the board of Apple today. Tim Cook was named CEO (he had been acting CEO since Jobs’ past illness), and Jobs was elected Chairman of the Board. These are simultaneously exciting and worrisome changes at the innovating computing company. I believe that Jobs accomplishedContinue reading “Steve Jobs Resigns as Apple CEO, Elected to Chairman of the Board”