DaringFireball’s John Gruber recently had Apple Vice President Phil Schiller on his The Talk Show podcast. It was really long. I fell asleep listening to it half way. However, Serenity Caldwell of iMore transcribed it and actually it is more fun to read the transcript. #
Every year, much like every day, there is a moment where the end is the beginning. Today, perhaps is as good a moment to reflect on the year which is winding down. It was quite a wonderful year — travel, food, family moments and a chance to meet the mighty, the marvelous and the famous.
It has also been a year of self reflection — an attempt to slow down, get off Internet’s rigmarole, be less anxious and perhaps like a piece of chalk, soak in life. I have enjoyed reconnecting with old friends, made new friends and have slowly start to appreciate personal time.
But it hasn’t been the easiest of years. The relentlessness of internet publishing has a dangerously narcotic effect — the instant gratification and feedback on one’s work is enough to make rest of the world seem slow and plodding. My new life as a full time venture capitalist for True Ventures commands more patience and calm — and if anything 2014 has been a transition towards a more tranquil approach to life, crisis and creation. (more…)
John Gruber invited me to his podcast, The Talk Show this past week and we talked about a whole bunch of things. Amongst topics discussed: Facebook Home (the faux-app/OS hybrid.) Facebook and its mobile OS (why I believe there is one in the works and is coming.) Why Andy Rubin left Android behind Apple’s challenges. … Continue reading Om vs Home (Facebook Home, that is)
Everything in the main window is set in Helvetica. Looks good on regular Macs, looks downright gorgeous on a retina MacBook Pro. More credence to my hunch that Lucida Grande’s days as the OS X system font are numbered.” John Gruber of Daring Fireball on iTunes 11 Continue reading Mac is going Helvetica
Congratulations John Gruber on the tenth anniversary of Daring Fireball, which despite its age has become more and more relevant. When Daring Fireball started, there were very few blogs. There were even fewer bloggers who were knowledgable, and didn’t shy away from sharing their opinion. And there were even fewer who knew how to use the … Continue reading Congrats, John