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.
Sitting at the bar, I found myself talking to a couple of old white guys (so of course – we had a lot in common). One of them was in ‘Corporate Communications’, the other was a writer – both were ex journalists. They both seem to have got out of journalism before the ‘rot’ set in.
They seemed angry about the state of journalism … “Nobody investigates things any more.” … “Journalists have just become mouth pieces of what people in power want to say.” … “They just regurgitate press releases.” … and many other comments that seemed to indicate that they thought the world had gone to ‘hell in a hand basket’ – and was being manipulated.
‘Beauty’ is just one of the 5 things that caught my eyes and ears this past week that I wanted to share with you.
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
Been saying this for years – and I get particularly pissed off by those people on
their huxter soapboxes the Presidential campaign trail that say any different. We need to think and work differently now.
Here’s the problem: Whether or not those manufacturing jobs could have been saved, they aren’t coming back, at least not most of them. How do we know? Because in recent years, factories have been coming back, but the jobs haven’t.