10.10.2011

Lazy Linking, 56th in an Occasional Series



Stuff I liked lately on the Internets:

56.1. Here is Part I and Part II of Steve Jobs unveiling the iPhone in 2007. I was mesmerized by this, as I realized how many things that we take for granted now were revolutionary back then. For example, listen for the audible gasp when he resizes an image with his fingers for the first time.

56.2. I thought it was telling on two fronts that Philadelphia's "Occupy Wall Street" protest took place in Dilworth Plaza outside City Hall. One, there is no iconic financial district in our city, unlike New York or San Francisco or Chicago or Boston. Two, it's clear that Dilworth Plaza is our Tahrir Square.

56.3. David Frum says the real story isn't that Sarah Palin is fading away but that the Republican Party somehow lacked the "antibodies" to keep someone with her "faults and failings" out in the first place.

56.4. Even though it's unpopular to say against anything bad about what Steve Jobs says, let alone his infamous 2005 Stanford commencement speech, Megan McArdle does so and I appreciate her uneasiness and honesty.

56.5. A passionate Italian with a penchant for shoes and the verb "love" is shaking things up at stodgy 3M. Yes, a tape dispenser can be sexy!

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