Remains of the Day: Dance like everybody’s watching
One musical act is up to its usual shenanigans, now iPhone-enhanced; the father of “net neutrality” is scared of Apple; and an ex-Apple exec finds yet another new home. What’s left after we skim the cream, that’s the remainders for Monday, November 15, 2010.
Dance through your city (Range Rover Evoque)
In an odd collaboration, musical innovators OK Go have teamed up with Range Rover to use the company’s new GPS-enabled app while dancing through the streets of Los Angeles. The path traced by the GPS will end up spelling “OK Go,” making this the craziest thing the band has done since they created a stop-motion video with toast. Or used trained dogs to punctuate their music. Or created a giant Rube Goldberg machine. On second thought, this is pretty mild for them.
One on One: Tim Wu, author of ‘The Master Switch’ (The New York Times)
Columbia law professor Tim Wu, the guy who coined the term “net neutrality,” named Apple as the company that he fears the most, citing Steve Jobs’s desire for “too much control” as antithetical to Google’s “open” approach. To be fair, I guess Google CEO Eric Schmidt didn’t tell people where they had to move.
Former Apple, IBM executive Papermaster joins Cisco (Bloomberg Businessweek)
Remember Mark Papermaster, the executive who Apple almost went to war with IBM over, only to part ways with him less than a year and a half later? Don’t cry for him, Argentina—he landed a gig at Cisco working on chips. If he’s lucky, they’ll still let him work on the iPhone.
AirPrint Hacktivator (Netputing)
If you were still a little worried about delving into Terminal to turn on the missing AirPrint printer sharing, someone’s come up with a simple GUI that takes care of all the hokery-pokery. Whoa, wait a second: AirPrint? Mark Papermaster? By Jove, I think I’ve figured it out.
Forbes’s Brian Caulfield names Apple senior vice president of iPhone Software Scott Forstall as someone to keep an eye on. You know whose name you don’t need to know? Hint: it rhymes with Dark Caperplaster.