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I visited with the amazing team working on the new "Steve Jobs" movie yesterday.   I feel very lucky to be portrayed by someone as talented and scrupulous as Michael Stuhlbarg.
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It was great to see everyone at the General Magic reunion yesterday.  So many amazing people who went on to do monumental work (eBay, iPod iPhone, Android, Nest, etc.) and so much mutual affection for each other.
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I wonder if Apple ever considered buying General Magic back in the day.
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Some fascinating photos of Bob Dylan and the Hawks performing an early electric show recently surfaced.  It was at Symphony Hall in Newark, NJ on October 2, 1965, only his sixth electric concert ever.
Bob Dylan performing at Symphony Hall in Newark, NJ on October 2, 1965. The musicians playing with him, Rick Danko, Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, Richard Manuel and Robbie Robertson went on to become The Band.
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The GUI of Google+'s new 'STORY' looks better than other Google products.
I suppose you did this great work because it seems 'STORY' has similar design style of Google+'s GUI which you did some time ago :D
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This song was written about the demise of Giants stadium in the swamps of Jersey, but is a good one to bid farewell to Candlestick Park this evening, "where Giants played the game".
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For a moment I thought it was a Miley Cyrus cover. So glad I was wrong.
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A sign of the overheated real estate market in downtown Palo Alto.
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I like trees n flowers something has root on soil so much!
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There was an impromptu reunion of early Apple folk this afternoon at the Computer History Museum, attended by five of the first eight employees.  Here's Steve Wozniak conversing with Rod Holt, and Jerry Manock with Terry Oyama, the industrial designers of the Apple II and original Mac.
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I am sorry to interrupt, but the word "Crowdfunding" was formed by Michael Sullivan, who used, the very first all-or-nothing website on the Internet. I am therefore connected with an entire Internet phenomenon.
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Excited to be at Game 3 tonight. Go Giants!
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We were lucky to be at the ballpark this afternoon to witness Tim Lincecum's no-hitter.   The tension and release in the stadium during the ninth was exquisite. 
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Nice article on CNET about the original Macintosh software team, on the eve of the Mac's thirtieth birthday:

"And of course the best part of participating in designing the Mac was getting a great computer to use for the last 30 years"
Bill Atkinson, Andy Hertzfeld, Steve Capps, and Larry Kenyon share their thoughts about developing the core software for the original Macintosh, which is about to mark its 30th anniversary. Read this article by Dan Farber on CNET News.
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Great video. Jobs really was the son of Disney
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Shameless plug:  You can get Revolution in the Valley as well as every other O'Reilly ebook for 50% off today as part of their Cyber Monday sale. 
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I was really excited to receive my copy of Bob Dylan: The Complete Album Collection, Vol. One  this week, which is a box set containing every officially released Bob Dylan album, many of them newly remastered.  A 43 disc set would be too cumbersome to consider, but luckily they offered it on a tiny USB drive, enclosed in a cool harmonica-shaped container.   It has both MP3 and lossless FLAC versions of every song, 19 gigabytes in all.   The only disappointment is that it lacks the bootleg series stuff, but I suppose that’s what Vol. Two is for.
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+Douglas Shepard Just watched a few interviews, they are aiming for first quarter of 2014. Nothing special, it's just 24 bit versions of the music we now have at 16bit. I understand that Dr Dre has also been pushing this and music labels and even Apple are on board. I have just downloaded a few 24bit examples and have to say I can only hear the difference, just, with classical music.
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Susan Kare, the designer of the original Mac's fonts and icons, gave a talk in Göteborg, Sweden earlier this week and, as requested, left behind a mural as a memento.
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  • Google
    software engineer, 2005 - 2013
  • Apple Computer
    software wizard, 1979 - 1984
  • General Magic
    co-founder, VP, 1990 - 1997
  • Eazel
    co-founder, VP, 1999 - 2001
  • Radius
    co-founder, developer, 1986 - 1988
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Palo Alto, CA
Philadelphia, PA - Providence, RI - Berkeley, CA
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I'm interested in systems programming, UI design, music and literature. Soon, I hope to write the kind of novel that I enjoy reading.
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original Macintosh co-creator
  • Brown University
    Math/Computer Science, 1971 - 1975
  • University of California, Berkeley
    Computer Science, 1976 - 1979
  • Harriton High School
    Rosemont, PA, 1969 - 1971
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