I just read this tonight. I’ve been hearing about it for weeks. We don’t even know what it’s going to be but it doesn’t matter. Tomorrow Apple will announce The New Apple Thing. Everyone knows how it’s going to go. … Continue reading
…..but you don’t need it. Seriously. I just updated iOS5 on my iPhone. It is running that weather app that is on in the notification center. Apple told me that it’s cool that it’ll tell you what the weather is … Continue reading
I am going to start using my notebook/journal more. My macbook allows me to do so much. I can take notes and tweet and update all in the same place. I’m watching the Apple Keynote from earlier this week. They’ve … Continue reading
Do you know that feeling, or have you ever experienced that feeling? It’s the feeling of your laptop dying. It’s become so much a part of me and my writing. I’ve enjoyed this macbook. I am an Apple. It has … Continue reading
Most of the things that I do on the Internet, I can do on my tablet. I’ve quite enjoyed my tablet experience. There are a few things that I need my laptop for, and I’ll get on it when I … Continue reading
So it’s a random thought on my way to church today. Fanboy definition from the Interwebs: 1. A person who is completely loyal to a game or company reguardless of if they suck or not. 2. A pathetic insult often … Continue reading
I saw this hashtag again this morning. I wrote about it once before here. There are people in the world without running water or flushing toilets, but we have first world problems such as: – The barista at Starbucks is … Continue reading
Did you go to the mall today and check out the lines for the iPhone 4? Insane. There were people standing in the heat – waiting for a chance to spend over 2 grand on a phone. They had umbrellas. Hotdog on a Stick took the opportunity to stand around the lines and hand out their lemonade in their trademarked outfit with the hat and the stripes. It was insane.
Why would people stand in line – some since 2am in the morning? For a phone. For a mobile phone that after you’re all said and done will put in in the hole at a minimum 2 grand. A phone.
Steve Jobs has created demand – not just by not having enough phones, but by creating stuff that we all want – a demand to be cool.
600,000. That’s the number of pre-orders according to Apple – well, according to every news site according to apple. The most pre-ordered device ever.
I wrote in one of my leadership lessons – check it here - that Steve Job’s leads well because he just knows what people wants. When you are able to create a culture and a mystique around beautifully designed products that people want – even before they can touch them or even before they know they want it – that’s a pretty incredible skill to have.
One way to lead is to lead in and be in front of where people don’t even know they want to be. The projections is 9 million phones by year’s end.
Today was #wwdc. If you don’t know what that is, just Google it or do a Twitter search for it. Or just click here to see the twitter ticker tape of #wwdc.
I’ve watched/followed a few conferences on Twitter. It is possible to attend these conferences without actually paying any of the money to go to them. Here’s a post on it.
I was talking to a friend about it today. Is it totally nerdy or is it cool? Some cool things were announced at the WWDC. Actually, the conference will be on for the next few days. But back to the main idea, was it nerdy or cool?
I guess it’s all a matter of perspective, but in this case, if you are nerdy, you would have thought it was cool.
You can google it to get the full story. Here’s the one article that I looked at. The are universities that are banning it because of some IT issues. What is it with IT departments? Of course it’s Apple’s fault – I’m sure Apple will fix that soon enough.
I’m pretty excited though to see how this will change Higher Education – and those in Higher Ed better get ready for it. Students will be using the iPad as their textbook reader. It’ll be the only “book” they bring to class. They’ll be able to take notes and check out their textbook all from one iPad. We better get ready.