Steve Jobs Movie: David Fincher, Christian Bale

March 20, 2014

A while back, it was reported that Aaron Sorkin was writing the screenplay adaptation of the Walter Issacson Steve Jobs biography. Well, probably due to their collaboration on The Social Network, David Fincher is in talks to direct… But only on the condition that Christian Bale play Jobs.

On Time’s Jonathan Ive Interview

March 17, 2014

Personally, the only notable observation in Time‘s Jonathan Ive interview is this:

Since Jobs died, Apple has hit a rough patch, at least by its ludicrously high standards. It has not had a break-out hit. There has been no Apple TV set to revolutionize home entertainment. No spiffy watch.

On Apple TV, Again

March 16, 2014

An “Apple TV Proper” is one of those mythical Apple concepts that refuses to die, and every few months it seems we’re revisiting it only to find not terribly much has changed. Yes, Apple could make a great TV, mostly because owning the whole package would hopefully mean less remotes and confusing menus (supposedly, Steve Jobs “cracked it.”) But as always, the content rights holders continue to “resist” making an Apple TV all it could be.

On $99 Amazon Prime

March 13, 2014

Amazon just upped their Amazon Prime annual membership fee from $79 to $99. Yeah, a bit annoying, but I’m sticking with the program for a variety of reasons.

The Analog World

March 9, 2014

Feel a little guilty about the lack of posts here, but there’s a pretty clear excuse: been dealing with several house projects over the past year or so. And I gotta say, it’s all been oddly satisfying. Cutting a few trees down, hauling off yard debris, scattering compost, planning where the garden walls will go, […]