October 6th, 2011

Jobs

In 1992 I was a lonely idealist (okay, I wasn't really lonely), working for Apple, trying to convince a college campus that they wanted to use Macintoshes instead of PC's. At the time Apple had a few great things, and they had a few not so great things. These were the years that Jobs was off founding NExT, he wouldn't return for years. But when he did, he'd take those thing that Apple had -- the weird idea that you'd want to have a sort of electronic Rolodex you'd carry around, that you can take notes on, that would schedule your appointments, the idea that you'd want to be able to talk to your computer and have it do things, the idea that a computer didn't sit on your desk, but that it belonged in your pocket, the idea that you could read a book on your computer and it could have sound and it could have video -- he took those things and he made them work.

And all these years later, I still have the Powerbook 145 I bought that year (and I still have my Newton message pad that I won for convincing the most people that cake was better than being punched in the face) and the crazy thing is, that when I need to write without distraction, I still take my Powerbook off the shelf and take it to the coffee shop and use it, even though it's 20 years old -- it doesn't really seem like I'm behind the curve.

That's what Apple has been to me, something you could reach back two decades and bring home with you and it still feels innovative.









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Stuff around the house

Lately it's been a lot of prep for a the upcoming Drowning Girl shoots in Rhode Island -- which reminds me, we may be looking for a production assistant in Providence the weekend of the 14th-16th -- it's a paid position, let me know if you're in the area and you feel like doing fun things like shuttling people back and forth to motels, holding lights, taping clothes on models, getting into various sorts of danger and hobnobbing with famous authors.

trillian_stars has been at rehearsal for her new play, "Pardon My Intrusion" a lot this week. I haven't seen much of her. There's a month of this and then the show opens.

This weekend I'm doing a poster image for Curio's Theater's production of Sarah Ruhl's Eurydice which means I'm worrying too much about lights and water and making a better poster than the last person who did. I've also got an epic shoot planned with Heartless Revival that's going to be ... epic. Every time someone says "Let's add a blimp!" my stomach flips over. I know the blimp is a good idea but as much as I can be a control freak on shoots, as the responsibility mounts I know that more people are staring at me and my chance of dropping the ball on camera gets a lot bigger.

Roswell and I have been watching the Harry Potter DVD's someone sent her in the mail. We're up to the Goblet of Fire. Roswell seems to enjoy the together time more than the story.

I'm probably forgetting something......


Here's a pair of photos of Daphne from this evening.




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