A squabble over an iconic Apple image, a professional opinion of blogger conduct, and an explanation of Steve Jobs’s choice in fashion. The remainders for Wednesday, October 12, 2011 are a 1-2-3 inning.
A 25-year-old man, Farzin Adeli, has filed for a copyright of the now iconic image of Apple’s logo, where the bite is replaced by Steve Jobs’s silhouette. There’s some controversy, however, over just who came up with the image first. Fortunately, the Internet is really good at sorting out these kinds of disputes.
Heck of a week, huh? And things are only just getting started. Early iPhone 4S units have begun slipping out overseas, the iPad is dominating in the Web surfing arena, and one of the great writers of our time remembers Steve Jobs. The remainders for Tuesday, October 11, 2011 are so tired they could eat a lion. With milk.
Payment processor Square, which lets merchants accept credit card payments via a dongle that plugs into their smartphone or tablet, now handles $2 billion in transactions every year. Unfortunately, $1 billion of that was a single payment to this guy.
The Macalope paid his respects to Steve Jobs on Thursday, so today we’re back to punching morons. And, though it seems like a million years ago now, it was only Tuesday that Apple announced the iPhone 4S—which, naturally, was an utter disappointment.
Now, the Macalope wants to warn you that the commentary he wades into in the middle section this week is not pretty. If you want to skip that and go right to the happy ending, no one would think any less of you. Because, in the end, the outpouring of respect for the life of Steve Jobs this week was as beautiful as the things he helped create.
It’s been a strange couple of days for all of us on the Apple beat. On Wednesday afternoon, I was in the midst of writing a Remains of the Day that begged bloggers to write about anything other than iPhone 4S nitpicks when I heard the news. Be careful what you wish for, I suppose.
We’ve done a couple ofJobs-centricRemains in the past. But we'd like to acknowledge the man one more time as the remainders for Friday, October 7, 2011 make their way across the universe.
I know, I know. You’ve read about the iPhone 4S all day. But you just can’t get enough! Don’t you worry your pretty little heads: The remainders for Tuesday, October 4, 2011 are happy to serve another helping.