Everything’s gonna be all right.


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Obama Inauguration

Want to “Relive ‘The Moment’ when Barack Obama took the oath of office’? Then head on over to CNN and check out the 3-D image they are creating of the exact moment in which the Chief Justice screwed up the Oath.

I can’t get enough of today’s coverage and on top of the thousands of things I am thankful for that Obama will bring to this country I am also thankful I’ve got CNN being the only major network to really jump into the deep end of the tech pool. They’ve done interviews with 3-D holographs on election day, they were the first to use touch screen maps that John Kinghas really made an

integral part of this past year’s election season. Now, using a Microsoft product (yeah, what the hell?) called Photosynth, they’ve created a pretty sweet image that they’ve been adding to throughout the day. You can get a row of Hollywood players sitting off to the left of Obama. Steven Spielberg and Disney CEO Robert Iger seem awfully chummy.

Today is a great day for the future of everyone and everything, and technology is not going to be left out. So, I say congratulations to all of us!

TODAY IS AWESOME!!1!!!


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Another one bites the dust?

Another one bites the dust?

 A picture taken from the blog of ‘the Stranger’ in Seattle. The Seattle P-I is on it’s last legs. I’ve also got wind of layoffs at CBS radio in Seattle not to mention the potential massive layoffs that Microsoft is flirting with. The decline of the Seattle market is a cannary in the coal mine. We aren’t through this yet.


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Painter Andrew Wyeth has died. He was 91. This blog might be about technology and media content and all that but I think if this blog exsisted in 1948 when ‘Chritsina’s World’ was painted I would have blogged about it. You can visit the online version of the painting via MoMA.org. While Wyeth had a myraid of paintings under his belt ‘Christina’s World’ was one I’ve taken fascination with and even had a cheap print of it hanging in my room for several years.

We talk a lot about the changing mediums of technology and how we view content, but the creators of fine art of all kinds deserve recognition no matter how their art is viewed.

Christina's World


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Woah, trying to do a little catch-up as I’ve been just getting over my December hangover. This year was particularly awful due to crazy weather, unusual projects at work, and of course moving. Each one would have been a struggle on its own but combine the three and I’ve been laying low here on IandB.

With that said the Golden Globes were this past Sunday and it showed me just how few movies I’ve seen recently. December is when a lot of the award caliber stuff floods the theaters and its your job to try and keep up with it all. Sadly there hasn’t been time to see a movie since… um… shit. I think maybe Quantum of Solace. At any rate I just hope some of these get Oscar nods at 5:38am PST on January 22nd so they’ll stay in theaters a bit longer. Anyway, here is the list of winners from this past Sunday. I hardly know any of these movies.


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Cell Mate

Cell Mate

 

Cell-Mate is a product that looks like a joke. I kept clicking around their website trying to find that hidden page 5 links in that would suddenly say “but seriously folks, this product is not real and would be an abomination to society if it was ever produced as anything but a seriously worthless gag gift.” Sadly that admission never came and the more I read the worse it got. The makers of Cell-Mate actually presented during last weeks Consumer Electronics Show. I give full permission to anyone who sees someone with cell-mate to laugh accordingly.


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Apple CEO Steve Jobs is going to be taking “a medical leave of absence until the end of June.” Below is the text of a letter he sent out to Apple employees today. We wish Jobs a speedy recovery and will welcome him back as CEO in June. Also, best of luck to Tim Cook over the next few months as they probably won’t be the easiest of his life.

Team,

I am sure all of you saw my letter last week sharing something very personal with the Apple community. Unfortunately, the curiosity over my personal health continues to be a distraction not only for me and my family, but everyone else at Apple as well. In addition, during the past week I have learned that my health-related issues are more complex than I originally thought.
In order to take myself out of the limelight and focus on my health, and to allow everyone at Apple to focus on delivering extraordinary products, I have decided to take a medical leave of absence until the end of June.

I have asked Tim Cook to be responsible for Apple’s day to day operations, and I know he and the rest of the executive management team will do a great job. As CEO, I plan to remain involved in major strategic decisions while I am out. Our board of directors fully supports this plan.

I look forward to seeing all of you this summer.

Steve


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The keynote is 1/6/2009 at 9AM Pacific time.  Here are some places to follow the Macworld 2009 Keynote and any liveblogging I could find:

Enjoy!

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Rumor: AT&T may finally announce iPhone tethering this week.

For those who don’t know what this is, essentially tethering allows you to hook up your iphone to your computer and use it as a wireless modem–surf the web, play games, etc. through your phone’s 3G/Edge/GPRS signal.  Question though is how much extra will this be?  

14-year old already (first) inline for Macworld 2009 keynote.  

Way to go This Kid.  Blogger, school-skipper, Marriott-sleepr, Mac user.  Hopefully there will be some exciting “booms” for his wait.

Microsoft backed Obama during the 2008 elections.

Surprising, though that still doesn’t mean they make good products.

Norwegian podcast puts entire Beatles catalog online legally.

Sweet!  I know what I’m doing tomorrow at work..


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"Hi, I'm a Mac", "and I'm a PC"

So, Steve Jobs isn’t going to Macworld and Apple isn’t going to Macworld after this year all together… let’s drop their stock 6 bucks a share. Anyway, I’ve been crazy busy the last few weeks. We’ve had snow, much like much of the nation, and have the potential for more, lots more. Hope everyone is staying warm and is too busy to notice that neither Jason has been posting much while we continue to work out the kinks of moving.


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