313 patents of Steve Jobs

Article: 313 patents of Steve Jobs

I was stunned when news of Steve Jobs resignation as head of Apple reverberated across the news and social wires last Wednesday. The deterioration of his health was one of the worst kept secrets over the past few years, in contrast to the notoriously tight-lipped Apple culture, and I hope that relinquishing the controls will allow him to focus on his health. As someone who grew up in a Mac-only household, the genius of Steve Jobs had a daily impact on my life. This New York Times infographic of the 313 patents that Steve Jobs was involved with gives an insight into just the influence he’s had “…ranging from from the company’s iconic computer cases to the glass staircases that are featured in many Apple stores.”

This is art: computer keyboard wall

Article: This is art: computer keyboard wall

Sarah Frost’s installation “Debris, Qwerty” is a wall made entirely out of computer keyboard keys. Looking at it makes me want to press each and every single button. No, I am not suffering from OCD thank you very much. [Via]

Just what do you think you're doing, Alex?

Article: Just what do you think you're doing, Alex?

Remember HAL 9000?  The deadly T-2000?  Sensitive David?  The Nexus 6 replicants?  Cylons?  Reaching even further back, there’s Gort, Maria…even Robby!  It wasn’t too long ago that computers and robots which paralleled or exceeded human ability were reserved exclusively for sci-fi and fantasy films.  It’s a familiar story: man makes machine.  Man is served by…