Apple’s got its head in the clouds, a renowned screenwriter may take on the Steve Jobs legacy, and Samsung takes its best(?) shot at Apple. The remainders for Wednesday, November 23, 2011 want you to hit them as hard as you can.
At Apple, Cloud Experts Wanted (Wall Street Journal)
According to the Journal (subscription required), Apple’s on the lookout for executives with a Web background. By which I can only assume they mean a tiled webpage background of a cat typing on a keyboard.
Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin—I’m not going to list his credits, because if you don’t know who he is you should feel only shame—says he’s considering penning the Steve Jobs movie that Sony is making. If you ask me, Sorkin’s walk-and-talk dialog style is perfectly suited for a company headquartered at 1 Infinite Loop.
Louis C.K.: The Next Steve Jobs Will Be A Chick (Fast Company)
Comedian Louis C.K. suggests that the next Steve Jobs will be a woman, because girls are the underdogs in American society and underdogs always win. Come now, Louis: Everybody knows that the underdogs in America are robots.
The Next Big Thing (YouTube)
Samsung’s latest commercial mocks folks who wait in lines for the “next big” smartphone when it’s already here—because it’s the Samsung Galaxy S II. Sadly, this ad was rendered obsolete by the next next big Android phone, which came out about two days after this aired.
Desert Bus - Amateur Pixels has ported the ultra-real bus-driving simulator, originally conceived by Penn & Teller, to the iPhone. Navigate a bus from Tucson, Arizona to Las Vegas, Nevada in real time, at a maximum speed of 45mph. And try not to perish from monotony. This version supports the Desert Bus for Hope charity fundraiser. $1.
N.O.V.A. 2 - Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance HD - Gameloft's space-based shooter has been updated to version 1.4.9, bringing an AirPlay mode for playing the game via your Apple TV and iCloud support for saved games. Free update, or $7 if you're buying for the first time.