EppsNet Archive: Apple

Apple Employee Found Dead at Company Headquarters

30 Apr 2016 /

Apple employee found dead at company headquartersCNN Money

I have never known anyone who died at work, although I’ve seen a couple of close calls.

My dad died of a heart attack at home on a Monday morning when he normally would have gone to work. If he’d been able to hang in there a few more hours, he could have died at the office.

I also worked with a fellow quite a few years ago who was in the office on Friday and died over the weekend. We heard about it on Monday. It wasn’t super shocking because he was an older man and not in the peak of health. He looked like John Huston with one day to live.

That was a terrible company. I remember thinking, “Well, at least he doesn’t have to come to work today.”

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An iPad a Week

6 Jul 2014 /

Red Bull

Our boy has an internship with Red Bull this summer . . . he’s excited because in addition to getting paid, he gets an iPad and 2 cases of Red Bull a week.

The last time I told someone that, she said, “He gets an iPad a week? Can I have one?”


Do You Want to Take the Human Race to the Next Plateau?

28 Jul 2013 /
Geoffrey Moore One on One, DEMO Fall 2011

Geoffrey Moore (Photo credit: The DEMO Conference)

In 1986, Steve Jobs famously challenged John Sculley, asking him if he wanted to keep on making sugar water or help Apple change the world. While that did not quite work out the way either of them intended, the challenge itself still holds. Do you want to spend your next decade developing more digital distractions to amuse people while they stand in line at Starbuck’s, or do you want to take the human race to the next plateau?


If You Want to Be Great

3 Mar 2012 /

If you want to be great, you need to learn about all the possible relevant ideas that have worked for others. You need to create new ideas, blend, adapt and prioritize them, and constantly test the best ideas to see which ones work for you. Only then can you fully implement — while continuously adjusting — the ideas that really work.


Harvard Business Review: Steve Jobs Solved the Innovator’s Dilemma

Posted by on 21 Feb 2012

Good Lesson for Mac Snobs

6 Jun 2011 /
Apple television commercial

Just hours after Apple issued a security update to protect Mac users against a rash of scareware attacks, a new variant began circulating that completely bypasses the malware-blocking measure.

It’s no harder to write malware for Macs than PCs but it’s no easier either. Given the commensurate level of effort, most malware authors elect to target the platform that most people use.

Good lesson for Mac snobs and everyone else who thinks Macs are inherently more secure than PCs.


Twitter: 2010-07-15

15 Jul 2010 /
Twitter
  • RT @eddiepepitone: poor person- I think I am going to kill myself today. rich person- who am I going to kill today. #
  • RT @capricecrane: They can't convict you if they can't hear you. That's why I only violently threaten my exes over an iPhone 4. #

Personal Preferences

10 Jun 2010 /
Orgullo Gay (no todo es travestismo)

One of my son’s friends, his parents split up some time back because his dad, as it turned out, was not really attracted to women.

I met the gentleman for the first time last night at a school concert. How he was able to convince anyone, including himself, that he’s not gay is a mystery.

“Did you notice they’re opening a new restaurant at South Coast Plaza?” he said in a voice as gay as Christmas. “They’ll be serving only locally grown food. I was on my way to the Apple Store . . .”

Now I’m not saying that every man who cares about where his food is grown or owns an Apple product is gay but . . .

I own an Apple product,” my son says.

“Yeah, an iPod,” I reply. “That’s okay. That’s mainstream.”


Hotel California

2 Sep 2009 /
Hotel California album cover

I’m reading one of those “year in history” things for 1976 — Legionnaire’s Disease, Apple Computer founded, Hotel California released . . . wait a minute . . . Hotel California was released in nineteen-SEVENTY-SIX?! Oh my gosh . . . oh my gosh . . .

As a sidebar, I’m disappointed in the Eagles for signing Michael Vick. Does he even play an instrument?


Five Interesting Facts About VisiCalc

31 Jan 2009 /
VisiCalc
  1. First spreadsheet program for personal computers (1979)
  2. First killer app for the Apple II
  3. First spreadsheet program for the IBM PC (1981)
  4. Still available as a free download from co-developer Dan Bricklin’s web site
  5. Full executable is only 27K!

The Boneheads Who Camp Out for Apple WWDC

10 Jun 2008 /
A line of idiots outside the Moscone Center

Our motto is “Think Different.” Not “Stand in line like a bunch of friggin sheep.”