I’ll post my thoughts on this soon. For now, I’m just stunned.
Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.
With all the chaos going on over at Facebook with the latest redesign, I’ve been reminded that writing here is usually the most reliable thing to do. Social sites will always come and go (I’m talking about you, MySpace) but control over this corner of the Internet is ultimately in my hands. As a result, I will work on writing more here again.
This weekend I met a man named Jacob that works for Marvel Comics. We had some good conversations about his work on the Official Handbooks of the Marvel Universe. It was interesting to hear about his difficult experiences in trying to find old information and artwork. That got me thinking a lot of my experience in pre-press, workflow and tech support and how it fit together with his work. I plan to write more about it later and it might fit together with my long-term desire to use my knowledge for the benefit of comics.
The convention is over and we’re back home. It was a fun (but not profitable) trip that I will write more about tomorrow. Right now it’s time to unpack, wind down and try to get to sleep. I’m back to work tomorrow, so there is no rest for the wicked!
- The drive to Nashville from Atlanta isn’t too bad. We managed to avoid all the Friday Follies traffic and it was fun driving the winding curvy roads up here.
- We both had a blonde moment and forgot out banners and signs. Gee, sounds like we had a Con fail.
- The hotel is the Clubhouse Inn & Suites. It’s a nice place, we think it used to be a Hampton property of some sort.
- When we pulled in, we parked next to a guy from Atlanta that worked on the Walking Dead. Of course, he knew Miracole and Chris Burns. Apparently if you work in the film industry in Atlanta, you have run across these fine people.
- We’re thinking evil thoughts to the Google programmer that made our map from the hotel to the venue. While we enjoyed the unguided tour of east Nashville, we would have liked to do after we loaded in our table!
- Of all the places to enter the Tennessee Fairgrounds, we managed to find the abandoned looking one. As we drove through, we felt like Rod Sterling or Rob Zombie would find us find and we would never would be heard from again.
- There is nothing like the harsh light of a hotel room with a floor length mirror to give you an honest look at one’s body status. Good lord, I need to lose some weight!
Time to quit messing around and get some Think Weasel! work done, more later.
It’s the end of an Era. Hopefully the next generation will rise to the challenge of vision and innovation.
As Reuters reports and Apple has confirmed, Apple CEO Steve Jobs is stepping down from his leadership position. Apple’s Board of Directors has named Tim Cook the company’s new CEO. Jobs has been elected Chairman of the Board.