|From: Since1998||7/18/2014 1:44:54 AM|
|The new director has a shareholder's perspective. Blackrock owned 66,867,556 shares as of 3/31/14.|
Over the years I've been to many Apple shareholder meetings and I have stood up at the microphone to ask questions and make suggestions. Back when all of Apple's directors were white, male CEOs, with the same limited perspective I stated that Apple needed more diversity on the board. I also made that point to (then) CFO Fred Anderson in a meeting to discuss ways Apple could make itself more attractive to shareholders. This was not long after Apple's board awarded Steve Jobs a $92 million dollar jet, back when that was a lot of money to Apple.
Within a year Apple added Al Gore to the board and subsequent appointments have also added more diverse perspectives.
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|From: J.F. Sebastian||8/13/2014 8:26:51 PM|
|I'm posting this here since discussion of it has been dampened where it started, at the main Apple thread, and because, well, this is my thread and I'll do what I want here. :-)|
There have been many beautiful tributes to the late Robin Williams since his untimely passing, but none I've read more eloquent than this one, a letter from his daughter, Zelda:
"My family has always been private about our time spent together. It was our way of keeping one thing that was ours, with a man we shared with an entire world. But now that’s gone, and I feel stripped bare. My last day with him was his birthday, and I will be forever grateful that my brothers and I got to spend that time alone with him, sharing gifts and laughter. He was always warm, even in his darkest moments. While I’ll never, ever understand how he could be loved so deeply and not find it in his heart to stay, there’s minor comfort in knowing our grief and loss, in some small way, is shared with millions. It doesn’t help the pain, but at least it’s a burden countless others now know we carry, and so many have offered to help lighten the load. Thank you for that.
To those he touched who are sending kind words, know that one of his favorite things in the world was to make you all laugh. As for those who are sending negativity, know that some small, giggling part of him is sending a flock of pigeons to your house to poop on your car. Right after you’ve had it washed. After all, he loved to laugh too…
Dad was, is and always will be one of the kindest, most generous, gentlest souls I’ve ever known, and while there are few things I know for certain right now, one of them is that not just my world, but the entire world is forever a little darker, less colorful and less full of laughter in his absence. We’ll just have to work twice as hard to fill it back up again."
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|From: Since1998||9/11/2014 5:35:35 PM|
|It's a watch...|
..with a really cool interface and the ability for developers to make it display and manipulate just about anything. With a quick glance at your wrist you can get whatever information is needed.
It only has heart rate sensing built in, but additional 3rd party health sensors can go in your ear, around your neck, or up your wazzoo and the watch will give you quick feedback.
Apple hasn't provided a killer app, but every individual will eventually be able to download the app that is killer for them.
No need for the watch to do everything for everyone out of the box. That wouldn't be cost effective. It just needs the ability to do anything for anyone.
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