I’m increasingly confident about the success of Mac OS X based on the products I’ve seen and that have been announced for Apple’s next generation operating system this week. The next 12 months are going to be very exciting for my favorite computing company and there are going to be some big developments, I’m sure of it.
Today I had a long and enjoyable conversation with Alex Lindsay. Lindsay has worked on the “Star Wars Episode 1” film and is one of the forces behind a new company called DV Garage. We had coffee at a nice play called Circadia, on the corner of Mariposa Street. They’ve got some excellent “nosh plates” (three cheeses, baked artichoke cheese dip, tuna bruschetta, tomato bruschetta, caprese plate, etc.). Actually, I thought I was eating at a total local joint — but it turns out Circadia is owned by Starbucks!
Also, I’ve been told that San Francisco locals would appreciate my not referring to their city as San Fran or SF, as I did yesterday. Instead, I’m told to use “The City” as a common shortcut so that’s what I’ll do. And no offense was meant.
But I love coming to the City. I love the hustle and bustle of the streets, the sheer diversity of the people, and the incredible number of places to eat. That’s why I’d rather walk from one appointment to another than take a taxi.
On the other hand, I’m always disturbed by the number of homeless people. I always give out more money than I intend to; even then I only give something to a fraction of the destitute that I run across. In a land of plenty, this seems a tragedy. But if I had the solution, then I’d be either the President or a saint, I guess.