It is Friday. The end of the week - but not the end of the world. This is my third post on the 'Topic of Tuesday' .... and (for now at least) will be my last.

I will explain why I am stopping at the end, but first, if you only read one link through this post – this is it. And as you read it, know that it is dated July 23rd. This not a Monday Morning Quarterback piece – it is a well written thoughtful opinion piece by Tobias Stone as to what might be going on in the world, even before last Tuesday.

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            <strong>'Beauty' </strong>is just one of the 5 things that<strong> <span style="color: #92193c;">caught my eyes and ears</span> </strong>this past week that I wanted to share with you.

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You might not know what this is, but this is an annual conference that essentially provides early commentary from Apple about their technical direction. Ok – the World Wide Developers Conference is a whole lot more. But for you and me it is exactly that. This is a list provided by Brent Simmons, that he in turn had extracted from a group he belongs to in Seattle. It is a collection of ideas and thoughts and needs and requirements that at least one group of people think is important for Apple to be working on – and ideally announcing. Three that caught my eye as being very interesting.

+ Trials on the iOS and Mac App Store
+ Run iOS apps on Macs.
+ ARM-based MacBooks.

… but do click through for the whole list – remembering it is really a wish list – but damn – some of them will make it.

Your personal view into a future

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            <a href="http://billmoyers.com/story/why-we-must-try/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Great piece from Robert Reich over on BillMoyers</a>, where he sees the following as the 'general consensus' and why that is wrong.

We shouldn’t try for a single-payer system
We shouldn’t try for a $15 an hour minimum wage
We shouldn’t try to restore the Glass-Steagall Act
We shouldn’t try for free public higher education
We shouldn’t try to tax carbon or speculative trades on Wall Street
We shouldn’t try to get big money out of politics

[ Source : Bill Moyers ]

Most importantly is the core message. Just like everything that is important to you in your life. Never, ever, give up. 

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