Monday, February 1, 2010

Guess who made the cover of The Economist?

You bet he did. The Book of Jobs.  Great headline.  Obvious, but great.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Elvis has left the building

Actually it’s Dear Leader leaving the iPad launch event.  Valleywag, as is often the case, is trying to create hysteria and conspiracy where none exist. Case in point, this article. They call El Jobso’s departure from the venue a “labored old man shuffle.”

That statement is just quite ridiculous. I thought he looked healthy on stage, and the Reality Distortion Field™ was well within operating norms. Valleywag, go check out Area 51 or Dealey Plaza.  There’s more story there than this.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

El Jobso 1994: Like a Rolling Stone

Let’s take a trip back some 16 years ago, and re-visit a Rolling Stone interview with Dear Leader, at the NeXT offices.  Key quote:

“Today, Jobs, 39, seems eager to distance himself from his reputation as the Wunderkind of the ’80s. He wears small, round John Lennon-style glasses now, and his boyish face is hidden behind a shaggy, Left Bank-poet beard. During our interview at the NeXT offices in Redwood City, Calif., just 20 miles north of his old Apple fiefdom, he took particular joy in bashing his old rival Bill Gates but avoided discussing other heavyweights by name.”

Did you miss the magic?

Here’s the whole thing, start to finish. Requires QuickTime, natch.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Get your El Jobso wallpaper here

Hmm, got some knobby knees there.  Original story here.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

CNBC: “Steve Jobs hates Eric Schmidt”

Now there’s a headline sure to get people’s attention.  Remember the story about Bing getting stuck onto the iPhone as default search? That’s not by accident.  Read on.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

UK survey: “Never heard of Steve Jobs”

That kind of thinking also explains why they drive on the wrong side of the road. Some of them think he plays soccer.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Dear Leader continues scraping by on $1/year

It’s certainly a measure of his generosity that Apple’s chief gives and gives and gives, yet receives nothing in return.  All of these wonderful inventions, and what does he ask for in return? Nothing but our respect and admiration.  He manages to support his family on just $1/year.  It’s very difficult in the Bay Area to do that.

Meanwhile, his underlings are continuing to expand their wealth.  Just look at this chart from ZDNet.  Raises of $100,000 for Cook, Oppenheimer, Mansfield and Forstall.  We all know their contributions to the Apple bottom line pale in comparison to El Jobso, yet they continue to rake in the big dollars while The Esteemed One goes without.

Sometimes, life isn’t fair. (Click on chart to enlarge.)

Monday, January 4, 2010

From the vault: El Jobso on Microsoft, 1996

This is from the archives.  What fascinates me is how Dear Leader drips utter disdain for Redmond.  That plus the fact this video and audio are synched about as well as the average old Godzilla movie.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Fifteen gadgets that changed the decade

Great article here– the iPod is at the top of the list, imagine that.  And didja know, as we hit the year 2000, there were 1 billion cell phone subscriptions  out there.  Ten years later, we’re at 4.5 billion. f