Remains of the Day: Contradiction in terms
The white MacBook was still alive, but now it’s dead for sure; the Air Force wants a little or a lot of iPads; and one of Steve Jobs’s associates told the FBI that he was deceptive and manipulative, but that he would whole heartedly recommend him. The remainders for Thursday, February 9, 2012 are not sure what they believe anymore.
That’s right, the white polycarbonate MacBook is dead! Wait…wasn’t it already killed back in July? Well, yes, but it was still available to educational institutions, who have now been informed that it has bit the dust for real. You had a good run, white MacBook, and you’ll be miss—ooh, is that a MacBook Air?
Apple moving 400 to Sunnyvale Town Center (Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal)
Apparently Apple is shifting 400 employees into a building in the Sunnyvale Town Center later this year. Maybe it’s because it’s running out of room in Cupertino (hence the proposal of a new campus), but obviously it’s to combat the menace of the Hellmouth.
U.S. Air Force Buys 18,000 Apple iPads to Replace Flight Bags (International Business Times)
The latest organization to convert flight bags into digital iPad-based versions is none other than the U.S. Air Force. The military branch is apparently buying “a minimum of 63 and a maximum of 18,000” iPads for its Air Mobility Command. Uh, that is a heck of a range, guys.
Did you know you can get three Kindles for less than the price of an iPad? It’s true, according to Amazon’s latest ad. Also, did you know that you can get like 40 hamburgers for the price of a Kindle Fire? What? I thought we were doing random factoids?
Steve Jobs’s FBI file (Gawker)
The government has released a redacted version of Steve Jobs’s FBI file, compiled in 1991 when the Apple co-founder was being considered for a presidential appointment to George H.W. Bush’s export council. One associate the FBI interviewed said that Jobs “was not totally forthright and honest and has a tendency to distort reality in order to achieve his goals.” That associate then concludes that Jobs would be perfect for a high-level government job because “honesty and integrity are not prerequisites to assume such a position.” You cannot make this up.