archive 6262

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10 responses to “archive 6262”

  1. lane says:

    wart or cuticle dig…

  2. LP says:

    This news made me really sad. Even though everyone knew he was gravely ill, it just doesn’t seem possible that he’s actually dead. And I’m not even a Mac fanatic.

  3. LP says:

    By the way – I didn’t realize this, but Steve Jobs’s sister is the novelist Mona Simpson – a fact he didn’t know until he was in his late twenties.

    From biography.com:

    Born Steven Paul Jobs on February 24, 1955, to Joanne Simpson and Abdulfattah “John” Jandali, two University of Wisconsin graduate students who gave their unnamed son up for adoption. His father Abdulfattah Jandali was a Syrian political science professor and his mother Joanne Simpson worked as a speech therapist. Shortly after Steve was placed for adoption, his biological parents married and had another child, Mona Simpson. It was not until Jobs was 27 that he was able to uncover information on his biological parents.

    So interesting that although they were raised in different families, both offspring of that union turned out to be so driven, creative and successful.

  4. LP says:

    Sorry, all – I’m a little obsessed with this story at the moment (and feeling a little guilty that I didn’t post this week). But this observation from Ken Auletta strikes me as spot-on:

    “When you think about the Wall Street demonstrations, which are growing, they are largely protests against economic elitists—against the bankers and corporate executives who people feel have too much control over their lives.

    And yet the ultimate elitist died yesterday, and many of the same people love him. The reason is that they felt that his elitism was meant to make better products for them; that his perfectionism, his high standards, were not to make money—though he did and he charged higher prices than his competitors—but to help them. And so though he was an elitist and a corporate giant, he stayed cool. People treat his death like the President had died.”

  5. lane says:

    well and in a way, a president has… he was elected in some ways, to his bully pulpit. and as a member of the arts and design community he was incomparable. not that someone else wouldn’t have done it. some crazy japanese techno import son of noguchi.

    but he was just there, had some taste and a big mouth. and was he “the ultimate elitist’? i don’t know… he was pretty boho, not really generous, in a philantrhopic sense, so perhaps that betrays some lack of humanity.

    but no, that’s not true, he gave lots anonymously. don’t elitists demand their names on things?

    fuk u ken!

  6. lane says:

    and maybe no one would have done it? being there with steve wozniak in the beginning, and having a sculptors touch. pretty rare combination, and amazing timing. i am actually kind of choked up over it,… 4 kids and all, only 56…

  7. lane says:

    and i have both a mad and a pc in my sutdio….

    windows is not OS X… and dell is not apple… these things are amazing….

  8. lane says:

    sorry, i’m done.

  9. Stella says:

    I can’t help thinking about how Bill Gates is feeling, knowing that the outpouring won’t be one of universal love when he dies.

  10. lane says:

    oh, and on cuticle digging, i actually quit last fall, let my fingers heal, probably the first time since i was six. it was nice, but then one day in the studio i just tore into them, it felt great. the pain at the end of your fingers gets addictive. you’re bored, so u might as well be in pain too. or maybe the pain takes your mind off the boredom…. probably that.