Happy 65th Birthday, Mr Jack Handey.
Ken Segall's Observatory:
The thing is, when you’re paying millions to run a spot on the Oscars, you’re not just trying to send a message. You’re trying to create some buzz.
In this case, Apple made a pretty good ad. But Adobe made a really good one.
Caitlin Dewey, Washington Post:
But hold your horses, Apple-haters: The yellow face has nothing to do with Asians, or with race at all. In fact, that bright gold-yellow color — a standard hue for emoticons since the AOL days — it intended to be ethnically neutral. As my colleague Abby Phillip explained in November, when emoji’s governing body proposed the new skin tones, they did it according to an actual, dermatological scale: It’s called the “Fitzpatrick scale,” and it was developed by a professor at Harvard Medical School in the ’70s to describe how different skin tones respond to ultraviolet light.
Serenity Caldwell, iMore:
I've long thought the iPad was perfect for rough storyboarding: It's not an artist's preferred medium for detail work, but it's portable, and easy to sketch on, and has plenty of storage space. Forge, built by the folks behind the Jot Touch stylus, invites you to explore a hundred different ideas and sketches in storyboard format, iterating and trashing and reinventing as you go. I've been testing Forge for months, and it's become one of my go-to tools for planning and messing around with creative ideas.
Loek Essers, IDG News Service:
The apps will send password information to Microsoft without permission and will store emails in a third-party cloud service over which the Parliament has no control, DG ITEC added in a message on the Parliament's intranet.
Apple packaging hasn't really changed that much since the 80's pic.twitter.com/wzS7nf26b0— Philip Kaplan (@pud) February 25, 2015
Peter Bright, Ars Technica:
Spec has support from Microsoft, Mozilla, jQuery, and sometimes Google. But not Cupertino.
Apple simply does not play well with other vendors when it comes to standardization. The same sort of things we once criticized Microsoft for doing long ago, we give Apple a pass on today. They’re very content to play in their own little sandbox all too often.
The new playgrounds are especially useful for educators. You can insert rich instructional content with paragraph headings, diagrams, and links to additional material alongside the interactive Swift code.
Theodore A. Gebhard, Wall Street Journal:
The case was about agreements on a vital dimension of competition, namely price. It has long been a universally accepted proposition in both law and economics that agreements among competitors to set and regulate prices are anticompetitive. Thus, the court correctly found the agreements illegal. It is no justification that the agreements were intended to wrest control over the pricing of e-books from Amazon, the dominant player in e-book retailing.
Das war großartig! Ich liebe Deutschland! pic.twitter.com/43pHDyg8iK— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) February 25, 2015
You never know how your website will be displayed. @lukew was all too right about that - Glad I listened :) pic.twitter.com/f2G4ollFCX— Kevin Glover (@imkevinglover) February 23, 2015
Thanks for reading.