history   448828

« earlier    

Are we living through another 1930s? | Paul Mason | Opinion | The Guardian
As daunting events come thick and fast amid increasing public racism and xenophobia, the similarities with the buildup to the second world war are real, but we can take hope from a few key differences Things are happening with machine-gun rapidity: Brexit, the Turkish coup, Islamist massacre
history  politics  society 
yesterday by jeffhammond
John Carmack recalls “frustrating” arguments with Apple’s Steve Jobs | Ars Technica
Memories from a decades-long relationship of mutual respect and confrontation.
When John Carmack talks publicly these days, he's usually focused on intricate technical matters, the blue-sky potential of virtual reality, or occasionally business-focused lawsuits. So when the Doom co-creator and Oculus CTO used a lengthy Facebook post to open up about his memories of Apple's late CEO Steve Jobs, it provided an interesting and rare look into two enigmatic tech luminaries.
Carmack leads off by recalling his fondness for Jobs' expensive NeXT workstations, mentioning a failed marketing deal to feature "Developed on NeXT" branding on the original Doom, well before it was a cultural phenomenon. That failed marketing deal put Jobs and Carmack in each others' orbit, a proximity which Carmack says he used to convince Jobs to adopt OpenGL 3D graphics standards on Macintosh, rather than using Apple's own proprietary API.
apple  steve_jobs  facebook  history 
yesterday by rgl7194
Carmack and Raskin: Stories of Steve Jobs | iMore
Steve Jobs' attitude towards John Carmack's games, and how he got up to speed at Pixar.
John Carmack, famously of ID Software and creator of Doom, among other industry-shaping games, and Andy Raskin, a consultant who once interned at Apple, both recently shared anecdotes about Steve Jobs.
Carmack's was first hand and as much of a rollercoaster ride as you might expect.
From Facebook (yeah, sorry, he's intertwined with Oculus, which is owned by Facebook)...
apple  steve_jobs  facebook  history 
yesterday by rgl7194
John Carmack - Steve Jobs My wife once asked me “Why do you drop...
Steve Jobs
My wife once asked me “Why do you drop what you are doing when Steve Jobs asks you to do something? You don’t do that for anyone else.”
It is worth thinking about.
As a teenage Apple computer fan, Jobs and Wozniak were revered figures for me, and wanting an Apple 2 was a defining characteristic of several years of my childhood. Later on, seeing NeXT at a computer show just as I was selling my first commercial software felt like a vision into the future. (But $10k+, yikes!)
As Id Software grew successful through Commander Keen and Wolfenstein 3D, the first major personal purchase I made wasn’t a car, but rather a NeXT computer. It turned out to be genuinely valuable for our software development, and we moved the entire company onto NeXT hardware.
apple  steve_jobs  facebook  history 
yesterday by rgl7194

« earlier    

related tags

1013  2016-05  2018  3063  activism  alain_locke  alankay  alicedewey  allen-strange  altschool  america  amiga  analysis  ancestry  animals  anniversary  apple  apple2  architecture  archive  archived  archives  archiving  argument  art  article  audio  authority  baking  bash  berkley  biography  black  book  book_review  books  boston  bread  bsd  burn  business  capitalism  cartography  chemistry  chicken  children  chips  christian  city  civil_rights  civilization  classics  cli  climate-change  climatechange  community  computer  computers  concorde  culture  daring_fireball  data  deborhmeier  director  documentary  doom  douglastrumbull  economics  education  ele  ellaflagyoung  empire  engineering  environment  eq  esoteric  experimental  facebook  fauna  fbi  fiction  films  flight  flora  flying  food  francisparker  freeschools  future  game  games  gaming  geology  government  guns  hackers  hardware  harlem_renaissance  harry-pussy  homer  housing  howto  inspiration  internet  investigation  ips  iran  javascript  johncarmack  johndewey  journey  khanlabschool  khanlabschools  labour_party  labschools  language  languages  larrycuban  law.enforcement  learning  legal  library  linklist  linux  literature  louisiana  lyrics  mac  map  maps  media  medical  microschools  ml  mlk  moon  mouse  movie  movies  museums  music  nature  navy  netflix  netj  network  neworleans  niche  nostalgia  now  nuclearweapons  odyssey  oil/gas  opensource  organizing  origins  parser  parsing  pelicanbomb  people  philosophy  photography  pl  place  places  planning  plast  podcast  politics  prediction  predictions  prehistory  privacy  programming  promoveren  protest  psychology  pulp  python  race  racing  racism  read-later  reference  report  research  resource  results  retro  review  rome  route  running  salkhan  salmankhan  sampling  schooling  schools  science  sco  security  sex  sfx  sh  shoes  small  socialmovements  society  solaris  song  sourdough  south-africa  space  stanleykubrick  statistics  steve_jobs  stevejobs  sun  surveillance  synth  systemv  tech  technology  tedsizer  terror  theatlantic  theology  time  tips  toread  totry  travel  triathlon  trip  uk  ukraine  unix  url  us  usa  vancouver  virus  visualization  vitoperrone  voyage  war  wearables  web  webdev  whitepower  wikipedia  work  workplace  wozniak  writers  writing  youtube  zoning  社会問題 

Copy this bookmark:



description:


tags: