Apple’s 2013 Christmas ad: a story with a twist
Dec17

Apple’s 2013 Christmas ad: a story with a twist

Apple’s holiday ad via @gruber : https://t.co/ke7SqHKv9J #nicelyDone #promoForVideoRotateTools — Kathy E Gill (@kegill) December 17, 2013   I almost added #kleenex to that tweet. I probably should have. Without revealing the plot twist in the 90-second clip, I’ll simply say that I thought it was an effective reframing that makes the title, “Misunderstood,” resonate. Effective: yes or no? We don’t have...

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Stanford iTunesU class adds interaction

Digital communications technologies disrupt information industries. That’s Craigslist siphoning off newspaper classified ads. It’s Hulu helping 20 somethings cut the cord. It’s Pandora (or Spotify, if you wish) facilitating micro-radio stations. One of the largest information industries in the country, higher ed, has had its hands full with state budget cuts; digital tech has not decimated the bottom line. (Yet.) I...

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My Life With Apple
Oct06

My Life With Apple

In 1984, I convinced my about-to-be (then) husband not to buy a Macintosh ($2,495/$5,440 in 2011 $). It wasn’t just because it was expensive. It wasn’t interoperable, you see, and the dairy cooperative we worked for was an IBM shop. Mainframes and IBM PCs (not clones) didn’t talk to Macs. Heck, Microsoft Word wasn’t around yet! Instead, we bought an Epson cp/m machine with 5 1/4″ floppies, a green screen...

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“Jobs Made Apple Great By Ignoring Profit”
Sep02

“Jobs Made Apple Great By Ignoring Profit”

Via Posterous From the Australian paper TheAge, Jobs made Apple great by ignoring profit by Clayton Christensen and James Allworth (Reuters): Steve Jobs retires as the CEO of Apple with a reputation that will place him amongst the pantheon of history’s great global business leaders. Many people have written about what makes Jobs and Apple special, but I think they’re missing what truly set him apart. Jobs has succeeded by...

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Some of My Favorite Steve Jobs & Apple YouTube Clips

I returned from vacation to discover that Steve Jobs had announced his resignation as Apple’s CEO. (1) Steve Jobs 1983 keynote (includes Chiat Day/Ridley Scott commercial) – Steve’s highlights of disruptions ignored by incumbents reflects my thinking/teaching about technology. Of course, I didn’t know that he shared these touch points when I started talking about these same things in the classroom –...

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