Remains of the Day: Steve vs. Steve
Conflict is an inevitable part of life, whether it’s Steve Jobs versus Steve Ballmer; military conflict on a large scale; or even conflict over what apps get to stay in the App Store. So prepare to butt heads with the remainders for Tuesday, October 26, 2010.
Perhaps you remember Macworld Expo 1999: Steve Jobs getting up on stage and announcing that Apple was serious about gaming. Really. Seriously. To prove it, a demo of a brand new state-of-the-art game that would debut on the Mac, an unknown project by the name of Halo. Needless to say, things didn’t work out quite as planned, and Halo developer Bungie got snapped up by Microsoft, who turned the game into its Xbox launch title and one of the most popular gaming franchises of all time. As you might expect, Steve Jobs went Hulk-level angry—and that is why you will never see Steve Jobs and Master Chief at the same party. Awk-ward.
People say the iPad’s only for consuming, but turns out you can create things too. Like war. The U.S. military has been testing apps that allow it to display maps of hostile and friendly elements and share those maps with other personnel. The best part about using an iPad? During downtime, you can relax by playing Angry Birds.
Blink and you missed it: iDOS, an emulation app for the iPad that runs the classic command-line Microsoft OS. Apparently, it was functional enough for somebody to install Windows 3.0 on it. But alas, it was yanked from the store almost immediately, because apparently Steve Jobs is still mad about Halo.