Something remarkable happened in a recent game of doubles tennis: I was at net with my partner receiving. Both teams were in the standard doubles configuration of one up and one back. The ball was served to my partner who hit a weakish shot at the opponent at net. The opponent promptly wound up for a massive forehand winner and let loose at full strength, sending the ball hurtling toward my face at maximum speed from about five metres away.
I’m selling my stealthy 11″ MacBook Air (late 2010 model) I’ve had 18 months of exceptional and hassle-free computing from it. It has been used for net surfing and email etc, as well as some occasional Photoshop work. This MacBook Air is super-small and ridiculously light. I bought the RAM and hard drive upgrades to the highest level. You’ll love this machine! Gallery Specs Here are the details (the full geek-tastic details available at apple-history.com) MacBook Air 11″ (late 2010 model) CPU Speed 1.6GHz dual core (upgraded from 1.4GHz) 4GB RAM (upgraded from standard 2GB) 128GB SSD (upgraded from standard 64GB) 256MB graphics Ports: 2x USB, Mini-display port, headphone jack Multi-gesture trackpad Built-in WiFi Built-in Bluetooth Built-in camera/webcam (for Skype etc.) Condition This MacBook Air is in almost-perfect condition, I’d say 9/10.
It’s been a while since I’ve ridden my bike, but I’m not sure these dudes are doing it right.
A couple days ago, Twitter updated it’s logo. No longer will they be using the word ‘Twitter’, or the lowercase ‘t’. Just the bird icon (named Larry) and a simplified version at that. Good for them. Now they join the ranks of Nike, McDonalds, and Starbucks as a brand without a name. Not sure if Twitter is as recognisable as those three, but I like that they’ve taken the step, but I digress… For the second time, I’ve updated my free Twitter For Mac icons.
A while back I wrote something about the new advertising, or how advertising would become extinct and be replaced by better products that people actually want. Well my mate Fox has thought a little harder and longer than me, and offered a glimpse into the more-likely-than-my-scenario scenario of what advertising might become: Once, years ago, I read something about the future of advertising. I don’t know if it was an Ogilvy book, or something else. It said, paraphrased, “The future of advertising won’t be that a company has a product and tries to persuade people to buy the product.