I love you dad.
Thank you for raising me the way you did, you taught me to see detail in the world and then you taught me what to do with it. You showed me that you could use technology in creative ways.
When I was just a little boy I sat right were I’m standing in the photo below and I was making a drawing. I was probably 7 or 8 years old. In my mind I was drawing the “Chariot”, which, for you Sci-fi fans, is the tracked vehicle from “Lost in Space”. I just thought it was cool looking.
As I sat there drawing you came and sat with me and asked me what I was doing. I said I was drawing a moon car. You said, “Well, if you are going to be driving on the moon, you’re going to need a really bright light to see where you are going. You should use a Xenon light, it’s the brightest light we know how to make. You should put it on top of the car so it can see further. Then, you should put it on a pole with some bearings so that it can turn 360 degrees and maybe you should put a camera up there while you are at it.”
All the while you were drawing this contraption on my “moon car”, it had a post and you very carefully drew a draftsman’s representation of a ball bearing and then you drew a light and a camera unit and it sat proud on the top of my moon car.
I can’t tell you how much I wish I had that drawing today. I would frame it.
I love you dad.
Thanks for everything.
yea, ok… there may be a new G4 Cube/MacPro thing.
yea there may be a rentina something or other.
yea there may be a … oh who cares… new stuff… SURPRISE!!!
but this is the thing that I think is interesting.
1. “All My Files” being the default finder window for the last year. REALLY??? What the hell is this thing. Can I tell you how hard it was to explain to my 80 year old mother that you can’t take anything “out” of “All My Files”… I had to think about myself too.
2. “Launchpad”. I REALLY don’t want my next Mac OS to be ANYTHING like an iPad… Thank you Apple.
3. “Scroll direction: natural.” oh and I REALLY don’t want my Mac HARDWARE to be anything more like an iPad either.
I believe that there has been a “spirit of incrimentalism” that has been taking over Apple’s hardware and software design that is leading us to accept a merging of the hardware and software over time. I’m not REALLY a fan of the iPad and I LIKE that there is a difference between the two bits of hardware.
“All my files” in the Mac OS encourages us to not think about the finder as a system of folders and sub-folders, It asks us to search more and organize less. Yes, I’m a fan of the search commands but I’m ALSO a BIG fan of being organized.
“Launchpad” is just plain LAME… I dont’ want to have a dumbed down version of my OS, I LIKE my Mac just fine.
“Scroll direction: natural” found in your Trackpad or Mouse System Preference pane allows you to switch the damn scrolling back to the way GOD HAD INTENDED it. One direction ‘THE RIGHT ONE’. presumes you are controlling a device and telling it to look down further. The other directiong presumes you are touching a piece of paper and moving it about under your finger, which. sort of makes sense if you are indeed actually TOUCHING the screen but makes NO sense if you are touching a user interface like a scratch pad or a mouse.
OK… I’m done… time to tune in and see what Tim Cook has instore for us.
BTW… I’m sad that Steve is gone. He may have been the reason why PRISM didn’t get Apples support until late last year. Don’t know what that is? Look it up.
It just dawned on me that I had not posted anything here on for a couple of weeks and thats because I’ve been up to my eyeballs in learning Wordpress and Libsyn and RSS feeds in order to launch a new podcast with Alex MacLean. Soooo… this Saturday June 1, 2013 digitalCINEMAcafe will be available on your iTunes. We also have a website, a tumblr account, and I think there is even something on the Facebooker. So thats a thing now.
This first week, we’ll have a new show every day, we’re calling it “7 in 7”, seven shows in seven days. After that, we’ll do a show a week. We have some really great guest lined up so make sure you Subscribe on iTunes and feel