Think Different

Apple Keynote

Apple Keynote

In memory of Steve Jobs (1955 – 2011).  Visionary American computer entrepreneur and inventor with a passion for simplicity, ease, elegance, beauty and a human interface.

Steve Jobs turned personal computers from brown boxes into user friendly, minimalist, seductive devices and mobile phones into sparkling digital jewlry. You leave us with a legacy to inspire and think different. To create, invent and reinvent. 

7-year old girl"He made computers that when you touched the screen, they touched you back." 

Steve Job's Stanford Commencement Speech 2005 where he talks about following his intuition, joy and curiosity. Being poor, getting fired from Apple in 1985, about life & death.

Think Different

"Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes.

The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them.

About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They invent. They imagine. They heal. They explore. They create. They inspire. They push the human race forward.

Maybe they have to be crazy.

How else can you stare at an empty canvas and see a work of art? Or sit in silence and hear a song that’s never been written? Or gaze at a red planet and see a laboratory on wheels?

We make tools for these kinds of people.

While some see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do."

"Think Different" is an advertising slogan created for Apple Computer in 1997.

Indian Summer

iPhone photography: the last picnic for this year?    

iPhone photography: the last picnic for this year?

 

An Indian Summer and possibly the last picnic for this year. Migrating birds, flying over the lake. A gentle shift from summer into autumn. In the kitchen: days of apple. Root vegetables. Figs, satsumas, grapes and cheese. The basil on the balcony is still blooming and life drawing sessions have just got started. A glorious beginning to autumn.

Today, Apple introduced us to the iPhone 4S, but what I found really exciting and innovative is Siri, a voice control virtual personal assistant! "Ask Siri to do things just by talking the way you talk." Siri writes and sends email messages and texts — and reads them to you, too. It searches the web, takes dictation and plays the music you want to hear. It helps you find your way, checks the weather forecast and shows you around. It places calls, schedules meetings and helps you remember things. And it wakes you up. Impressive, eh!? I think we're going to have to get used to people talking to their phones!

iPhone photography: Migrating Birds

iPhone photography: Migrating Birds