indefensible: john gruber

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You don’t see many executives trading up from CEO of one company to senior vice president of another. That Browett is from Europe is a pretty good signal that international expansion is a top priority for Apple retail.
Wish I was rich enough to fly Gruber over for a tour of PC World and Currys stores.

James Mitchell, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 05:41 (eight years ago) link

Gruber's work serves as a lone wolf, a standard bearer, for my own:

Writers like John Gruber and podcasters like Dan Benjamin have gone from being lone wolfs to standard bearers.
John Gruber, Dan Benjamin, Marco Arment, Horace Dediu, all of these people are setting a very high standard for this community, and it’s not just in the level of professionalism they show in their work: it’s also how much they care about what they do and take pride in it. If you read Daring Fireball, listen to Dan’s shows on 5by5, or use Instapaper, there’s no doubt they really love to do what they’re doing.
http://tightwind.net/2012/02/stephen-hacketts-interview-with-shawn-blanc/

James Mitchell, Thursday, 2 February 2012 12:36 (eight years ago) link

wolfs?

lukas, Thursday, 2 February 2012 16:02 (eight years ago) link

Sit & Browse vs Stand & Purchase.

James Mitchell, Monday, 6 February 2012 09:12 (eight years ago) link

In one you have the clean minimalist designs that Apple is long famous for. Whites walls, blonde wood tables all designed to accompany and highlight the brushed aluminum iDevices for sale within.

lag∞n, Monday, 6 February 2012 13:52 (eight years ago) link

i'm sitting in a chair rite now

markers, Monday, 6 February 2012 14:09 (eight years ago) link

markers, are the walls whites

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1tAYmMjLdY (dayo), Monday, 6 February 2012 14:10 (eight years ago) link

one of the terrible things about these gruber accolytes is how it takes them 2000 words to say something that deserves, at most, two tweets.

caek, Monday, 6 February 2012 14:13 (eight years ago) link

xpost yes!

markers, Monday, 6 February 2012 14:13 (eight years ago) link

maybe microsoft just wants you to be comfortable and apple wants you to buy stuff and gtfo

markers, Monday, 6 February 2012 14:14 (eight years ago) link

maybe i'll bring my own chair to the apple store next time i go

markers, Monday, 6 February 2012 14:23 (eight years ago) link

All my trendo programmer friends are changing to standing desks, perhaps Apple is just anticipating this trend

mh, Monday, 6 February 2012 14:27 (eight years ago) link

Why by the laptop when you can have the surfing for free?

the jazz zinger (s1ocki), Monday, 6 February 2012 14:30 (eight years ago) link

^ readability

the jazz zinger (s1ocki), Monday, 6 February 2012 14:30 (eight years ago) link

brodie edited the article

markers, Monday, 6 February 2012 14:34 (eight years ago) link

A review from the Prog & Rock Network.

James Mitchell, Wednesday, 8 February 2012 14:26 (eight years ago) link

Progressive rock rose to prominence in the 1960s and 70s as a way of elevating rock music to a new level of artistic merit.

lag∞n, Wednesday, 8 February 2012 15:41 (eight years ago) link

Writing assignment: read all the fucking time you fucking fuck.

tinker tailor soldier sb (silby), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 15:48 (eight years ago) link

I’ve been following the recent articles and reports on Apple and manufacturing in China. I’ve heard some ugly terms thrown about, including “slavery.” If true, it’s shocking and disappointing. But I fear that it is a mix of hyperbole, cultural differences, and yes, some worker abuses. Apple appears to be doing the right things to [...]

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 15:57 (eight years ago) link

lot of these dudes have real sticks up their asses about being "professional writers" eh

the jazz zinger (s1ocki), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 16:10 (eight years ago) link

its funny because they just have blogs

lag∞n, Wednesday, 8 February 2012 16:14 (eight years ago) link

http://vimeo.com/36051004

markers, Wednesday, 8 February 2012 16:30 (eight years ago) link

``standing here at my standing desk''

radiant silverfish (diamonddave85), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 16:37 (eight years ago) link

Do workers in Foxconn factories who build products for Apple, Dell, HP, and others, work long hours at tedious tasks? Yes they do. Do they work for a fraction of what a worker in the US, Japan, or even Korea would? Yes they do?

Are they being enslaved? Clearly, they are not.

welp, glad we cleared that up!

scream blahula scream (govern yourself accordingly), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 17:07 (eight years ago) link

its not slavery guys, keep downloading!

lag∞n, Wednesday, 8 February 2012 17:09 (eight years ago) link

Since a grandmother at home dealt with child rearing and the household management, the workers didn’t seem stressed by the work requirements or complain.

scream blahula scream (govern yourself accordingly), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 17:16 (eight years ago) link

keep downloading those iphones guys!

the jazz zinger (s1ocki), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 17:25 (eight years ago) link

u need to read&trust bro

lag∞n, Wednesday, 8 February 2012 17:42 (eight years ago) link

it is only by completing writing assignments that you can become a beacon, a yardstick

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1tAYmMjLdY (dayo), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 17:53 (eight years ago) link

http://twitter.com/#!/Digeratii/status/165324320179109888/photo/1/large

markers, Wednesday, 8 February 2012 19:01 (eight years ago) link

"disappointing" is the professional's choice of words to describe slavery

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 20:59 (eight years ago) link

what is this thread even about any more

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 20:59 (eight years ago) link

reading&trusting

lag∞n, Wednesday, 8 February 2012 21:00 (eight years ago) link

bullshit

markers, Wednesday, 8 February 2012 21:06 (eight years ago) link

beacons&yardsticks

lag∞n, Wednesday, 8 February 2012 21:07 (eight years ago) link

kubrick&stones

lag∞n, Wednesday, 8 February 2012 21:07 (eight years ago) link

steve&jobs

lag∞n, Wednesday, 8 February 2012 21:07 (eight years ago) link

fugees&funyons

Your Favorite Album in the Cutout Bin, Wednesday, 8 February 2012 21:32 (eight years ago) link

braces&suspenders

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1tAYmMjLdY (dayo), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 21:32 (eight years ago) link

helvetica

caek, Wednesday, 8 February 2012 22:54 (eight years ago) link

colophons!

jerk with enough manpower (shaane), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 23:29 (eight years ago) link

Marco & Path: not entirely sure what the difference is, except that we all read & trust @marco.

James Mitchell, Thursday, 9 February 2012 07:03 (eight years ago) link

this is actually real talk:
http://www.marco.org/2012/02/04/fixing-previous-track

the jazz zinger (s1ocki), Thursday, 9 February 2012 07:05 (eight years ago) link

still have a lot of time for marco and his quietly unassuming proggy nerdiness

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Thursday, 9 February 2012 08:36 (eight years ago) link

My favorite iPhone Twitter client is now available for the iPad too. I’ve been using for a few weeks and it’s just terrific. I love it.

every single time there's a big new ios app release, he makes sure to let everyone know that he's already been using it for weeks

radiant silverfish (diamonddave85), Thursday, 9 February 2012 15:29 (eight years ago) link

hey guys did you know that I run a popular apple-centric blog, and that application developers find me to be a good target for promotional beta releases? now you do!

valleys of your mind (mh), Thursday, 9 February 2012 15:31 (eight years ago) link

I remember being young and thinking that it'd be cool to be in a position where people would send me unreleased products to review. Then I got old and realized that beta testing other people's shit is horrible.

valleys of your mind (mh), Thursday, 9 February 2012 15:32 (eight years ago) link

I love Tweetbot and iOs for the simplicity and beautifulness of the triple-tap gesture.

I wonder if Gruber is beta testing the version with quadruple-taps.

James Mitchell, Thursday, 9 February 2012 15:39 (eight years ago) link

lol

I have two twitter apps on iPhone and I've been swapping between them with no clear fave. tweetbot 2.0 is kinda nice, though

valleys of your mind (mh), Thursday, 9 February 2012 15:42 (eight years ago) link


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