The luxury of the Apple Watch edition

Jason Snell on the craftsmanship of Apple’s watch:

I don’t know whether it’s funny because of the idea that Apple could improve on a material that’s been used in jewelry for millennia, or because we’ve got to add metallurgy to the list of areas Apple is now disrupting. Or both. Could it be both?

Watch Edition

Standing on the Verge of Getting it on

Standing on the Verge of Getting it on

If you’re a Red Hot Chili Peppers/The Roots fan, you’ll enjoy this mp3. I took care of all the dirty work to give you all, or most, of the tagging complete and even made a nice little cover so it looks good in your media player of choice. Please enjoy.

Standing on the Verge of Getting it on (with The Roots)

Field Trippin’

I found this hilarious and surprisingly good story about a teacher being dosed LSD by one of his students just before going on a field trip. It’s a funny, funny read and has a surprisingly sweet ending. Field Trippin’

At first I felt lightheaded, like I hadn’t eaten anything or was out in the sun too long. Then I started noticing my legs. It felt like each step I took was propelling me up into the next. It was like I was walking on a brand-new track, only five times as springy. I noticed my whole body bouncing up and down. Something was amiss.

World Trade Center

World Trade Center

I just came upon this link. It made me think what the news would look like if the WTC had been attacked 9/11/13. How many videos and photos would be published on the news? How many videos would we have of the “attack” on the Pentagon that just could not simply be erased?

I wonder how much conspiracy theory has been thwarted by the copiousness of cameras?

Breaking Bad Series Finale Review: “Felina” (Season 5, Episode 16)

Breaking Bad Series Finale Review: “Felina” (Season 5, Episode 16)

Take a few minutes to read Jonathan Lack’s review of the concluding episode of Breaking Bad: Felina. He offers a unique and enjoyable perspective on the resolution the surviving characters find in Walt’s final actions, and an unexpected reaction to Walt’s death.

Exploding Dog

Exploding Dog

Follow Sam Brown’s work on Exploding Dog. They’re simple drawings that are based on short little emails that people send him. Don’t let the simplicity of his work mislead you though. The combination of simple drawings and common statements will more often than not, propel you into another world of profound insight, wonder, sorrow, and beauty. And funny. Sometimes they’re insanely funny.

This is the one he did for me.

i'm a tool

Microsoft to Compete with Google and Apple with 7-inch Tablet (link)

Microsoft to Compete with Google and Apple with 7-inch Tablet (link)

Here are a couple of gems from PC World.

Microsoft is said to be planning a 7-inch version of its Surface tablet to help it compete with similar size devices from Apple and Google.

Oh, really? This should be good!

IDC said in January that Microsoft needed to quickly adjust to the market realities of smaller screens and lower prices in the tablet market. The company entered the market during the fourth quarter with its Surface with Windows RT tablet, but failed to reach the top five among tablet vendors after shipping a little less than 900,000 units into the channel, the research firm said.

I wonder what Microsoft thinks it means to “compete”?

There were other articles yesterday talking about Microsoft waiting until 2014 to release Office for iOS and Android so they can build up their value on their Surface tablets. I’m sure that iOS and Android are going to keep suffering through their Office deficiency, just hoping to find relevancy in a modern age. Riiiiiiight.

I think if you embodied Microsoft in a zombie apocalypse, it would be the giant fat kid to get it first.