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parislemon:

Yes, that’s Tim Cook narrating. As Rene Ritchie notes:

My best guess as to why Tim Cook narrated the “Better” video is because it speaks to Apple’s core values, and speaking to Apple’s core values is both deeply important to Tim Cook, and how he’s been positioned atop and within Apple.

You can say Tim Cook is not a product guy, but there’s no question that he knows better than anyone how Apple does what it does. And because he cares about it, he’s made that process… better.

This feels like the point where Tim Cook finally drew the line in the sand and showed what Apple looks like under his image. He’s been moving in this direction for a while, but unlike prior efforts, this doesn’t feel like Steve Jobs’ Apple under new ownership. This has Cook’s fingerprints all over it. More power to him.

Better is a sort of mantra word of mine. So much so that I shoehorned it onto my company’s homepage:

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Super Planet Crash

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Truth in Advertising Act: A Bill That Wants to Regulate Photoshop in Advertisements - DIY Photography

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Friday Videos - April 18th, 2014

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Technically I have today off work, but I’m still sitting on the ole computer just browsing around and looking at dumb videos. You know, these. Enjoy!
  • Nissin Commercial - I love this because there isn’t a moment of it that I understand. I don’t even want to understand it. I just enjoy it for what it is.
  • Worst Wheel of Fortune Contestant Ever - I mean, poor dude, right? But definitely better than this poor guy.
  • Obvious Child Trailer - It’s a shame that Jenny Slate was let go from SNL after her one season but this movie looks pretty entertaining. Looking forward to it.
  • Bear on Stairs - this is not computer generated animation! It’s actually a series of 3D printed models done in traditional stop motion style. Love it.
  • Pharrell - Happy (No Music Version) - I wish they’d pushed this further into These People Look Crazy territory but it’s still solid.
  • Hulk Kid gets mad from Mama Jokes - I love this video. I made plenty of crude computer art growing up but the tools are so much more robust now you can make some pretty epic things - like these kids having an awesome afternoon. This is 100% not mocking.. it’s just pure entertainment.
Unfortunately these two videos are not setup for embedding but I highly recommend them:
  • The Futility of Existence - just soak this in. Don’t jump ahead.. just enjoy the struggle.
  • Japanese Racing Rendition - I’ve likely seen this before but it still strikes me as from another world. Make it a full minute, that’s when the real insanity starts.
Have a great weekend! [via yewknee]

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lizclimo:

happy easter 

lizclimo:

happy easter 

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Free Speech

http://ift.tt/1hReHQ4 I can't remember where I heard this, but someone once said that defending a position by citing free speech is sort of the ultimate concession; you're saying that the most compelling thing you can say for your position is that it's not literally illegal to express. [via xkcd.com]

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The top 100 animated movies

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Artifox Desk

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Screens 3.0 for Mac

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nprbooks:

Latin American author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who won the Nobel Prize in literature in 1982, died Thursday. He was 87. Garcia Marquez, the master of a style known as magic realism, was and remains Latin America’s best-known writer.
His novels were filled with miraculous and enchanting events and characters; love and madness; wars, politics, dreams and death. And everything he had written, Garcia Marquez once said, he knew or heard before he was 8 years old.
Chilean novelist Ariel Dorfman says Marquez’s Nobel Prize acceptance speech was one of the author’s most important messages to the world.
"Garcia Marquez is speaking about all the people who are marginal to history, who have not had a voice," Dorfman says. "He gives a voice to all those who died. He gives a voice to all those who are not born yet. He gives a voice to Latin America."
Read our full appreciation here.
Image via See Colombia

nprbooks:

Latin American author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who won the Nobel Prize in literature in 1982, died Thursday. He was 87. Garcia Marquez, the master of a style known as magic realism, was and remains Latin America’s best-known writer.

His novels were filled with miraculous and enchanting events and characters; love and madness; wars, politics, dreams and death. And everything he had written, Garcia Marquez once said, he knew or heard before he was 8 years old.

Chilean novelist Ariel Dorfman says Marquez’s Nobel Prize acceptance speech was one of the author’s most important messages to the world.

"Garcia Marquez is speaking about all the people who are marginal to history, who have not had a voice," Dorfman says. "He gives a voice to all those who died. He gives a voice to all those who are not born yet. He gives a voice to Latin America."

Read our full appreciation here.

Image via See Colombia

(via npr)

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