The news has been filled today with references to the rush that was ignited with the sale of the new iPad 3. People started lining up last night to purchase the latest version, and even Apple's stock hit a new high based on the release alone. The funny thing is too that the iPad 3 is barely an upgrade over the last version, but that doesn't matter to the crowd that are drinking Apple's Kool-Aid, as it were--they must. have. it.
The social media world, and the news at large, is sounding the death knell of Steve Jobs, Apple's co-founder, greatest CEO, and one of the men who led Pixar in its early days, and it seems like it's impossible to see what all of this will mean in a day, a week, or a year, but it is a sad day that made me feel at least somewhat introspective.
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Whether you're shopping for a friend, a loved one, or yourself, everyone is looking for gift ideas this time of year, and I've combed through some of my favorite gadgets, games, phones, high end gear, and special experiences to give you a few ideas.
As Apple continues to drive their "Mac vs. PC" campaign into the ground, Microsoft has stepped up (finally) with an ad campaign that I think says quite a bit. In the ad campaign, famous and not-so-famous PC users introduce themselves ("I'm a PC and I wear glasses," Bill Gates proclaims) following an introduction from a Microsoft employee who looks remarkably like actor John Hodgman, who plays PC in the Mac ads. "Hello, I'm a PC and I've been made into a stereotype."