As you can see, I mortgaged my future. Instead of staying with my wonky-but-free ways of doing things, I shifted all of my stuff over to the Mac. It gladly embraced all of it and jealously took it in, never to give it back. Now when I want to get back out, I have to do all of the work I thought I had managed to avoid by using a Mac in the first place.
Its design of the system software, in its early days, was informed by the assumption that most users would be arriving at their device limited knowledge of how to use it. The iPhone’s software was designed to introduce its hardware.
In some ways, the border feels more like the notional borders of the European Union than a divide between the developed and developing worlds.
It’s so easy to create (because creating is fun), but it’s also easy to ignore (because ignoring doesn’t involve work). Over time, if you create too much and don’t clean it up, you can lose control over quality.
He’s observed that the smartest people are constantly revising their understanding, reconsidering a problem they thought they’d already solved. They’re open to new points of view, new information, new ideas, contradictions, and challenges to their own way of thinking.
Auch wenn wir jetzt gerade in der Blüte des Lebens stehen, werden wir älter, und sind, vielleicht schon früher als gedacht, auf Hilfe angewiesen. Es könnte doch sein, dass wir schon morgen nicht mehr ohne Hilfe Kaffee trinken können.
Besides having electricity, a telephone, and a buzzer system, the hut's most notable feature was that it was built on a turntable, which enabled Shaw to push it to follow the sun. This eliminated the need for an artificial light source and created indoor passive solar heating.
If this is any indication of the future of software distribution in general, I think I’m going to just give up and go into farming.
Sadness is a great inspiration and people shouldn’t always see it as the worst thing there is. Fear is worse. Physical harm is worse. Sadness is something different.
It’s coming — but when it does, Apple will find itself in a position it hasn’t been in for some time: being a second-mover to a good product already on the market (as opposed to being a second-mover to a bunch of mediocre-to-shitty products, as has been the case many times in the past).