Tucked away in a Malibu mansion, artists Jamie Beck, Kevin Burg, and Kelly Framel together, dreamed, played, and created. The Malibu Dream, is a delightful, unexpected—not quite a fashion spread, not quite a cinemagraph, not quite a music video—and, if not a beautiful cinematic piece of art (it is), a great edit of The Do’s recent live cover of Tightrope by Janelle Monaé. Video by Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg.
All the greats had their focus: Richard Pryor and Chris Rock had race, George Carlin had absurdity, and I think Louis has hit on some sort of subterranean undercurrent of emotion that I didn’t realize might be swelling until I listened more closely: shame.
The check-yourself-out feature on the new Apple Store iPhone app seems too good to be true, no?
Yet it is.
Some people still like shit work. They can spend an hour moving Twitter accounts to special Lists, and then at the end of it look back and say “Boy, I spent an hour doing this. I really accomplished a lot today!” You didn’t. You did shit work.
Thank you for inspiring me. For proving that it’s possible to thrive while dedicating a life towards enabling the world to be better place. For proving that details and the big picture are not opposed. For proving that people do want better; that people do care.
Thank you, and thank you to your family, for your time shared with us; knowing full well its limits. You have changed my life and the lives of a generation.
And while you may no longer walk among us; you will always be with us.
“We haven’t just lost a great innovator, leader, and businessman, we’ve literally lost the only person in this country who actually had his shit together and knew what the hell was going on,” a statement from President Barack Obama read in part, adding that Jobs will be remembered both for the life-changing products he created and for the fact that he was able to sit down, think clearly, and execute his ideas—attributes he shared with no other U.S. citizen.
Unless the leadership vacuum is filled, the Web is going to retreat back to its origins as a network of hyperlinked documents. The Web will be just another app that you use when you want to find some information, like Wikipedia, but it will no longer be your primary window. The Web will no longer be the place for social networks, games, forums, photo sharing, music players, video players, word processors, calendaring, or anything interactive. Newspapers and blogs will be replaced by Facebook and Twitter and you will access them only through native apps. HTTP will live on as the data backbone used by native applications, but it will no longer serve those applications through HTML.