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I'm excited about the forthcoming Bruce Springsteen autobiography, due to be published by Simon & Schuster (the publisher of Dylan's awesome autobiography) on September 27th this year.
Simon & Schuster is proud to announce the world-wide publication of Bruce Springsteen’s autobiography, Born to Run, which will be released internationally on September 27, 2016. The work will be pub
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Wow!  Every outtake from Bringing It All Back Home, Highway 61 Revisited and Blonde on Blonde, available on Nov. 6th.  The only question is whether to get the comprehensive 18 disc version or merely the 6 disc sampler - I will probably get both.
Unreleased songs, outtakes & more on Bob Dylan The Cutting Edge 1965-1966 Bootleg Vol. 12 -
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+Lee Bruner I'd say that if you can do without Dylan entirely, you're probably not in the target audience for this product. You might enjoy the Elvis Unedited Masters - Stax 1973 CD Venus records put out a few years ago, though.
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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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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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I did an interview with about the new Steve Jobs flick.  It's cavalier with the facts, but great at exploring the deeper truths behind them.  It's also kind of weird to be fictionalized.
The movie "deviates from reality everywhere -- almost nothing in it is like it really happened -- but ultimately that doesn't matter that much."
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Dylan is on the next to the last show next week.   I hope he does "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue".
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My review of the recent Steve Jobs bio:

"I adore the early Apple Computer that Brent and Rick belittle, so I'm writing this piece to defend it."
From my days at Apple, I knew Steve pretty well. Here’s my take on the Schlender-Tetzeli bio.
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Dittos . . . we knew that back in the User Group days with Woz!  LOL ... BUT HEY +Andy Hertzfeld    I was sad to note that the publisher -- while making the page "mobile friendly" -- somehow neglected to include in the eyebrow or after the title that the article is authored by you.   ?????  Or is it hidden off to the side or something????  I think any self-respecting journalist or publication needs to remember to include the author's name **prominently** in the first visual "gulp" of the piece -- NOT some little bug or pop-up or tracer, etc.  Many people keep those turned off in their browsers to avoid predators and stalker links at spam sites   --- Medium dot com takes a step down in credibility.  But Andy . . . you got it going on anyway!  Thanks for the post
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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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  • 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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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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  • Google
    software engineer, 2005 - 2013
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    software wizard, 1979 - 1984
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    co-founder, VP, 1990 - 1997
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    co-founder, VP, 1999 - 2001
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    co-founder, developer, 1986 - 1988
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