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Apple’s Human Family Ad

I understand that advertisements are brief, so the iPhone ad by Apple featuring Maya Angelou’s marvelous “Human Family” had to be limited to 60 sec. Ms. Angelou’s poem runs 105 sec. So, of course, some parts of the poem had to be cut. Well, here’s a link allowing you to hear Ms. Angelou reading the poem in it’s entirety. Sorry. No photos shot on an iPhone or anything else. Just the the elegant, excellent words in her beautiful, more-alike-than-different, human-family voice.

Most readers will see the Apple advertisement without my help.

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Update ye’ iPhones and iPads

If you haven’t already, now’s the time to do it. Run that update. It’s under “Settings:General” And, until Apple releases a patch for OS X, you shouldn’t use Safari to browse the Web when you’re connecting to the Internet via a public WiFi on your laptop, either.

For the geeks, Adam Langley explained over on Imperial Violet and John Gruber of Daring Fireball opined why he figures NSA conspiracy theories are a bit of a reach.

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Apple disappoints me

It’s rare, but here is a case when I think Apple isn’t so admirable. In “Wal-Mart to sell iPhone before end of year,” Gregg Keizer of ComputerWorld reported on the Earth’s Monster Retailer planning to sell an Apple product. Given Apple’s aversion to discounting and Wal-Mart’s embrace of it, how will this work? And why would I, who plans never to buy anything at Wal-Mart, care? Sigh. I wish Apple hadn’t joined forces with this tentacle of consumerism. I know. I know. Apple sells consumer-oriented products and this alliance will make them even more competitive and, probably more appreciated, but, sheeesh…you know?

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Apple disappoints me

It’s rare, but here is a case when I think Apple isn’t so admirable. In “Wal-Mart to sell iPhone before end of year,” by Gregg Keizer of ComputerWorld reported on the Earth’s Monster Retailer planning to sell an Apple product. Given Apple’s aversion to discounting and Wal-Mart’s embrace of it, how will this work? And why would I, who plans never to buy anything at Wal-Mart, care? Sigh. I wish Apple hadn’t joined forces with this tentacle of consumerism. I know. I know. Apple sells consumer-oriented products and this alliance will make them even more competitive and, probably more appreciated, but, sheeesh…you know?

So, I’m an Apple snob. So be it.

Link to Mr. Keizer’s article.

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Apple in Boston’s eye

Well, it apparently looks like this now, but when the Google street view vehicle passed it a few months ago, it looked like this. Sadly, I didn’t take a photo when I was there in early April 2008. I wonder how long it will be before this photo is updated. Should I snag a copy before it changes?

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