Daily Archives: February 28, 2010

iPad Links: Sunday, February 28, 2010

Stuff directly or indirectly for or about the iPad, in no real order. These posts will likely be discontinued once an iPad is in hand.

Old school Steve Jobs flicks off IBM
Creating Jobs
The iPhone Obsession and Lying with Statistics

The Philosophy of Punk Rock Mathematics – Technoccult interviews Tom Henderson

Keeping the Internet open and free
The Game-ified Life
Achievements, Game Mechanics and Social Software
No. You Can’t Pick My Brain.
The Future Won’t Be Free
Harsh Reality of Innovation
What are People Really Buying Online?
NYU Professor Faces Libel Lawsuit in France for Refusing to Purge Negative Book Review

iPad:
iPad vs. Kindle
Why people dislike the iPad
I Don’t Like The iPad Because…
My Thoughts on the iPad

Mac:
15 Notable Note Taking Apps for Mac
The Evolution of iTunes – 2001 to 2010
A Guide to Ripping, Converting, and Sorting Video on the Mac

UI/Web Design:
Equal margins between HTML elements, done properly
CSS Globe
The Ultimate WordPress Guide For The Absolute Beginner Part 1

In every Links post, I try to pimp at least two eBooks (generally free ones). These will be consolidated into one post later on when traffic gets real here and people are looking for things to stuff into their iPad.

Writers/Writing:
FREE PDF eBook: The Last Days of Vegas
FREE PDF eBook: Shades of Gray
Paul Auster to Young Writers: Lose the Ego

Steve Jobs Was Once A Nobody Too

Inside Steve’s Brain by Leander Kahney

Jobs’s birth parents had made attending college a condition of his adoption, but he dropped out of Reed College in Oregon after the first semester, although he continued to unofficially attend classes in subjects that interested him, like calligraphy. Penniless, he recycled Coke bottles, slept on friends’ floors, and ate for free at the local Hare Krishna temple. He experimented with an all-apple diet, which he thought might allow him to stop bathing. It didn’t.

Boldfaced emphasis added by me.

How many of those who encountered him in those days would have pronounced him anything other than a loser or a nutjob?

Things change.

(I can’t wait to read the “official” biography of Jobs in a year or two. I really want to see if he goes into the emotional depth of those pre-Apple days.)

Jesse Schell’s Monstrous Bonus-Point Police State

There’s a video extrapolating current gaming/social marketing trends into the future which is getting a lot coverage.

Watch the video. My reaction after the break.

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