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Happy Brithday, Apple

Random fact of the day: Apple was formally started on April 1, 1976 by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne. 

You can read more such random facts in the archive.

Social Media Explained

braincraft:

NEW VIDEO!! How we recognise faces in a fraction of a second. Your brain and Facebook’s facial recognition technology: http://youtu.be/qu7ssnK7UW8

The best thing about the Brain is that you’re born with it. 

(Reblogged from braincraft)
The Indian media is proudly trumpeting Staya Nadella’s rise at Microsoft but is not worth looking at why Indians are not building a world class consumer tech company? One that can go toe-to-toe with those big American Companies.
P.S. By going toe-to-toe means building products and services that are truly original and compelling. (Building clones does not count in my humble opinion.) 
I can’t be arsed to go out there and defend Apple products, they speak and sell for themselves. If you think the world is fine enough in all other areas for there to be room for you to be all angry about Apple, then go ahead and be angry. It’s your spleen. Do what you like with it.

This wonderful quote is from Mac at 30 piece by Stephen Fry. 

I pretty much live the same philosophy when it comes to talking about Apple. 

Here’s another one of favourite from the afore-mentioned piece:

Steve Jobs, whom I had the privilege of knowing, always said, and he meant it, that he had nothing but the hugest respect for Bill Gates’s business acumen, and nothing but the profoundest contempt for his taste.

You know we’re constantly taking. We don’t make most of the food we eat, we don’t grow it, anyway. We wear clothes other people make, we speak a language other people developed, we use a mathematics other people evolved and spent their lives building. I mean we’re constantly taking things. It’s a wonderful ecstatic feeling to create something and put it into the pool of human experience and knowledge.
Steve Jobs talking to Steven Levy.  

(Source: The New York Times)

Talking about the weather no longer simply requires looking outside or checking the temperature on an app. We need context, long-term trend lines, analysis, and—because why not—also data and maps and webcams and pictures from space.