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Steve Jobs Book in Japan – New Cover

The Steve Jobs biography reportedly is having brisk sales in Japan, but the cover is causing some minorproblems with the nit picky Apple fans who are channeling the ultimate pickiness of Steve Jobs himself. Would Jobs approve a cover like this? The English version cover is much more stark and has a large photo of jobs with almost no text much like some of the Apple packaging. The Japan version does have two volumes hence the Roman “I”, which is often the case for huge books including Haruki Murakami’s IQ84 which appears as one volume in the US. The reason for the cover change includes a) a sign off from the Author, b) the fact that Steve Jobs by name...

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Hawaii Hiff Day 3: Award Winner Patang, Hawaii 5-0 Visit, Goh Nakamura Show

A few photos that illustrate the day of a visitor like myself in Hawaii. That’s Goh Nakamura below. He played an awkward set at a bar that was louder than he was, but then he figured out the amplification and made it work. Anytime walls are red, you get interesting shots. This took place at a bar called Ichiriki.     Yes an SLR can catch moments like this. I like the light from the phone. It was quite dark, but it still showed up.  

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Steve Jobs Apple Biter

  This logo was spread just a bit after Steve Jobs died. The guy behind it, is it really the guy in the photo? The truth is the fella who created it, did it without knowing about the already made logo. He’s quite open about communicating it, etc, but in the end, it’s all been done more than once before. The fella behind it named Jonathan Mak lives in Hong Kong and is 19 years old. It turns out the logo was done earlier by Chris Thornley, and you can see his at the link. Either way, people should leave the kid alone. It was a tribute. (Yahoo – Apple Bite)

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A Blurb on Jobs’s International Legacy

The world is in mourning. The passing of Apple founder Steve Jobs is truly a tragedy on a personal level; yet, I can’t help but reflect what his life’s work represented on the international stage. “Innovative” is the recurrent description attached to Jobs by various news networks. However, if he were known for just that trait alone, then he wouldn’t have superseded America’s creative reputation. America is the land where technical innovators are born. Whether it’s Henry Ford, Thomas Eddison, or even Bill Gates, that’s what America is known for. It’s what made companies like Apple the envy of nations across the globe and continued to persist after the current Great Recession. In a Giant Robot interview with Shuji Iwai,...

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Steve Jobs, Apple, and Me

The news flashed on Tweetdeck while I keyed away on my 2006 black 13″ MacBook and my iPhone 3GS pumping out Explosions in the Sky, that the visionary who helped bring out my life’s greatest purchases, Steve Jobs died. I can’t begin to understand the complexity of what that really means for myself and others in the long run. Perhaps it means nothing and life will just continue, but there’s a legacy of what he’s worked on, and how it propelled and continues to propel a generation or two to dream. I’ve never met him. The closest I ever got was having some editorial about Giant Robot on the Apple site years back. I administered a Q and A with...

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