Here are today's must-reads:
Prior to his death on Oct. 5, 2011, Steve Jobs made sure that the elevation of Tim Cook—his longtime head of operations and trusted deputy—to Apple chief executive officer would be drama-free. “He goes, ‘I never want you to ask what I would have done,’” recalls Cook. “‘Just do what’s right.’ He was very clear.” In Cook’s first 16 months on the job, Apple has released next-generation iPhones and iPads and seen its stock price rise 43 percent. Though it hasn’t yet expanded into new product categories (still no Apple TV set), the company has changed in significant ways, largely because of Cook’s calm and steady influence. In his most wide-ranging interview as CEO, Cook explains how Apple works now, talks about the perception that he’s “robotic,” and announces the return of Apple manufacturing to the U.S.
"Inconceivable." The MPAA keeps using that word. I do not think it means what it thinks it means. The MPAA has clearly pushed for Australia, along with many other countries, to follow US precedent when it comes to copyright length, restrictions and enforcement. Those negative aspects seem to "survive the passage" without any deleterious effects. But somehow, "fair use" just can't make the trip unscathed.
Now the United States government is telling the United States government to allow devices on airplanes during takeoff and landing.
Julius Genachowski, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, sent a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration Thursday, urging the agency to allow more electronics on airplanes.
Mr. Genachowski said the F.A.A. should “enable greater use of tablets, e-readers, and other portable devices” during flights. The letter was first obtained by The Hill.
These are some of the other things I've been tweeting about today:
- "Anonymous Hacks HunterMoore.tv, Posts Everything Online" http://pjblack.me/RdtxW6
- "Why a Democratic Tea Party Is the Best Hope for Fixing Corrupt Government" says larry lessig http://pjblack.me/RFV02r
- "News App Circa Launches Web View And Twitter Feed So Everyone Can Read Stories Anywhere" http://pjblack.me/SCsw6R
- "Hunter Moore's revenge porn cheerleader: Is Anyone Up's biggest fan is not who you'd think" http://pjblack.me/SzgcnG
- 'DrinkSavvy with Color-Changing Date Rape Drug Detectors" http://pjblack.me/YObNT2
- a blog post from @vemedio: "Instacast 3.0 Available" http://pjblack.me/RGpLnT
- a timely link for a friday evening: "Smoking may worsen hangover after heavy drinking" http://pjblack.me/Sz7oOI /cc @sponnypete @tsrickards
- "Right royal split over how to change succession rules" http://pjblack.me/SCtu2X #lwb242 #auspol #qldpol
- "F.C.C. Calls on F.A.A. to Allow Electronics on Planes" http://pjblack.me/SCsoUV
- "Media legislation: a slippery slope to government control" argues peter reith http://pjblack.me/VxkDDR #lwb480 #auspol
- "NPR Music's 50 Favorite Albums Of 2012" http://pjblack.me/SyGKWj
- "NPR Music's 100 Favorite Songs Of 2012" http://pjblack.me/SyGFln
- very useful: "Converting videos for your devices just got easier with Miro Video Converter" http://pjblack.me/RFGaZI
- a smart move: "YouTube offers in-flight entertainment" http://pjblack.me/RFESht
- "From Haight Street to Sesame Street: The Evolution of AIDS in Pop Culture" http://pjblack.me/SxjQP1
- it raises some interesting legal issues: "Hunter Moore of Is Anyone Up announces new revenge porn website" http://pjblack.me/SCmnrb
- "Kevin Systrom isn’t Twitter’s bitch. He isn’t Facebook’s bitch. He’s his own bitch" http://pjblack.me/SCkwCR
- "Mobile traffic jams set to continue as users soar" http://pjblack.me/RG4LOh
- "'Fifty Shades of Grey' Porn Adaptation Sued by Universal" http://pjblack.me/SCfuGr #lwb486 #lws008
- there is something to this: "Why the GOP needs Jeb — right now" http://pjblack.me/SC6XmI
- i still haven't seen "The Cabin in the Woods": "Joss Whedon Made a Masterpiece (and Also ‘The Avengers’)" http://pjblack.me/SC6gda
- "Facebook Changes Name Of Subscribe Feature To 'Follow' So People Understand It’s Just Like Twitter" http://pjblack.me/RFPHAb
- i heart joan rivers: "Joan Rivers’s Best Insults" http://pjblack.me/RoUfuH
- "What’s the Most Dread-Inducing Email Subject Line?" http://pjblack.me/RAWISG
- "The Great Porn Debate—& Why It Should Change: The Adult Film Industry Effects On Female Culture" http://pjblack.me/RAWJ98
- would you like to live at broomrape lane or poopoo place?: "Mapping America's Most Embarrassing Addresses" http://pjblack.me/TwOtD4
- "The Snapchat Feature That Will Ruin Your Life" http://pjblack.me/UpGAjD /cc @devereuxxo
- "Why Instagram Just Broke Itself" http://pjblack.me/RFIDU0
- spotify to get even better: "Spotify Wants to Make Music Discovery Truly Social" http://pjblack.me/SBUmjr
- ridiculous: "MPAA To Aussies: Obey US Created Copyright Rules! But Don't Even Think About Importing Fair Use" http://pjblack.me/SBTwU1 #lwb486
- "OWS protester pleads guilty to keep his tweets private" http://pjblack.me/SBvsAx
- "TEN chasing cricket broadcast rights" http://pjblack.me/SBRGmb #cricket
- "Women still fight for equal billing" http://pjblack.me/SBQGym #auslaw
- @cathbx do you agree?: "Taxman wins CMH case, but law's a shambles" http://pjblack.me/RFEaki #auslaw
- "Law will force firms to disclose gender equality results" http://pjblack.me/SBQDT5 #auslaw
- "The DOs And DON'Ts Of Electronics Gift Giving" http://pjblack.me/X6DVA7
- in silicon valley, a new wave of tech companies tries to enforce fun: "Perks and Recreation" http://pjblack.me/X6DXYL
- yay! i love this app - instacast is best podcast app for iOS: "Instacast 3.0 for iPhone and iPad now available" http://pjblack.me/SBzXLr
- "Flegg sues former media adviser for defamation" http://pjblack.me/SBz05K #qldpol #lwb480 #kkb175
- "Dear Future Earthlings: A message in a bottle won’t be enough to communicate with distant generations" http://pjblack.me/Yjd0Td
- "In Silicon Valley, Technology Talent Gap Threatens G.O.P. Campaigns" http://pjblack.me/RAUVgx
- are you hooked on the internet?: "Checking my emails – 150 times a day" http://pjblack.me/SwYcdT
- "Can E-Books and Libraries Coexist?" http://pjblack.me/Sxj9Fn
- how hard is it to disconnect a country from the internet, really?: "Could It Happen In Your Country?" http://pjblack.me/YjcWmx
- a must-read interview for devotees of the cult of apple: "Tim Cook's Freshman Year: The Apple CEO Speaks" http://pjblack.me/WLJWNM
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