Remains of the Day: It's not a doll, it's an action figure
We knew Steve Jobs was a man of action—but an action figure? Also, apparently somebody still cares about the Beatles, and a grassroots movement attempts to convince Apple to do things their way. Yeah, that’ll go well. The remainders for Tuesday, November 23, 2010 are in mint condition.
Unfortunately, this is the closest you’ll ever get to the Steve Jobs action figure, as Apple has asked the company behind it to cease and desist. Still, CNN, I don’t know if I’d go so far as to say the figure looks real…then again, I guess it looks as real as Larry King does.
Beatles albums sales top 450,000 on iTunes (The Guardian)
Looks like all that fuss Apple made about The Beatles wasn’t unjustified. Within the first week of sales, EMI moved 450,000 albums and 2 million tracks. Thank heavens: Paul and Ringo will be able to put some food on the table now.
Tech blog Gizmodo is lobbying Apple to restore the iPad’s hardware orientation lock, which disappeared in iOS 4.2. And they’ve chosen to do it in the ever-effective form of an online petition. On Twitter and Facebook. Because if there’s one way to reach Steve Jobs, it’s social networking.
This I guarantee: even if this new iPad newspaper by Rupert Murdoch gets an event with a Steve Jobs keynote, more people will remember the day The Beatles showed up on iTunes. If only because they complained about it. A lot.
Let this be a lesson to you, mortals! Even when Steve Wozniak makes things up, like Apple supposedly acquiring speech recognition makers Nuance, the ramifications can be enormous. Nuance’s stock shot up 3.5 percent in one day on the news. I would suggest it’s high time we stop listening to Woz, but then where am I going to find a sucker to unload all this Segway paraphernalia onto?