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Thank You Steve Jobs

 

Image by Jonathan Mak Long
Steve Jobs : 1955-2011

 

I think Lex Friedman echoes my thoughts perfectly in his article here.

This is still the most inspirational speech I’ve ever heard, and if you have a spare 15 minutes, it’s most definitely time well spent.

Written on my iPad.

Where The Hell Is Matt?

Ok, so this isn’t new, but my brother recently directed me to this video and I just had to stick it up here. At first, it’s just kinda cool and a bit funny, but as the video goes on I just found myself grinning from ear to ear, with a few ‘woah!’s thrown in. It was first thing in the morning when I saw it, and it totally set me up for a great day.

“14 months in the making, 42 countries, and a cast of thousands.”

Outbox – Break Your Heart

I came across this video as a link from a story on the BBC News site. It’s a cover of the current UK No. 1 single by Taio Cruz – Break Your Heart. I much prefer this cover to the original. I think I might have to check out some more of this bands work. The singer has a great sounding voice.

The (iTunes) Digital Divide

It’s been a while since I’ve had a rant about something on here, but this one has been bubbling for a long time.

I’ve read several articles over the last few months relating to how Apple always seem to be ‘working’ with record labels and movie distributors to improve sales of albums and movies on the iTunes store. Most recently is the news that they may be looking to include better ‘digital booklets’, or some kind of ‘interactive digital booklet’. Now, dont get me wrong, I like iTunes. I regularly buy my music from iTunes, but mostly, it’s just singles, or the odd specially-priced EP. Sometimes even a music video. I’ve not bought a single movie or music album from the iTunes store. I also know that I’m not alone with this. There’s a very good reason I don’t buy movies or music albums for download, and one that Apple (and the record companies/movie studios) seem to be ignoring.

As an example, let’s look at the top 5 albums currently in the iTunes music store:

Now That's What I Call Music!, Vol 731. Now That’s What I Call Music!, Vol 73 – Various Artists
iTunes Price: £16.99
CDWOW CD Price: £ 10.99

Lungs2. iTunes Price:Lungs – Florence & The Machine
iTunes Price: £7.99
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