Quote: “The fruit of his labor: a simple 2-D monochromatic apple, with a healthy bite taken from the right side. Jobs loved the conceit-only he suggested it be more colorful. Janoff’s boss disagreed, insisting the logo be made all black to save on printing costs. ‘But Jobs was resolute, arguing that color was the key to humanizing the company.’” The man who designed the Apple logo.
The Big Picture has some great photos from Earth Hour. Click on each image to see what it looked like after the lights went off. My personal favorite is number twelve, The House of Parliament in London.
Macworld Expo and Conference is moving to February. I’m very curious to see how the expo does without an Apple presence.
Quote: “I need a world where some people still need this stuff and where, despite our cleverest and most lauded efforts, no Photoshop filter or expertly manipulated pixel will ever be able to match the simple magic of holding a picture in your hand and watching the chemical process resolve itself before your eyes.” It’s a great day for Polaroid film!
Adam Spooner has a brand new blog all about learning called Lead Neophyte. It’s just starting, but there is already some great content; looks like it’s one to keep in your bookmarks.
Jason Santa Maria has a great review of his participation in last week’s Layer Tennis match. Even though I’m not a big fan of watching the matches themselves, reading about the preparation and what went into each layer is always fascinating.
John Gruber recently wrote about a great checker game for the iPhone that sparked my interest. While waiting to get my oil changed this morning, I had an urge to play checkers, so I downloaded this free checkers game (App Store Link) and have been playing it through out the day. It’s beautifully designed and actually quite challenging. A great experience overall.
I just finished listening to the latest 43Folders podcast which consists of a talk by Merlin Mann and John Gruber from SXSW titled 149 Surprising Ways to Turbocharge Your Blog With Credibility! It’s a really great listen and offers some terrific advice on writing a blog that’s actually worth reading. John Gruber also has a write up about it.
Peter Furler writes a letter to newsboys fans about his recent retirement from touring. It’s a really genuine letter and I look forward to following the newsboys future.
And Microsoft is at it again. Their new commercial makes no sense to me and I don’t understand why they keep reinforcing the idea that Macs are cool.
The trailer for the new film Away We Go looks really interesting. I’m excited to see it!
The first trailer for Spike Jonze adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s children’s book Where the Wild Things Are The trailer looks great – I have high hopes!