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5th Funny Corps0Hope that you have been having a great week on Google+. Thank you for sharing and promoting this and for connecting up with all the great accounts I have included. Great With This Cilcle!!, And Please..Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps, and get more friend and circle on +Google+  :» Include me in your circles» Click add people and create your circle» +1 this circle» Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles. ( share the circle and include yourself )» If possible, leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above (I say "if possible" as my circle comments more often than not hit the 500 comment limit).»  So I can easily find your share, always publicly share my original shared circle. #circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circles #circleoftheday #circlemeup #circlemenow #bestcircle #bestcircleshare #megacircle #bigcircle #bigcircleshare #funnyvideo #funnyvideos #funnyvideosyoutube #funnyvideoclips #funnyvideooftheday #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #share   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #engagers   #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople   2014-08-15 08:05:40492338
nery secy852+nery secy best shared share circle daily of the world best today circle nice beautfil super perfect best share circle#sharecircle   #sharecirclethis   #worldsharecircle   #pleasecircleaddme   #circleoftheday   #newgenerationcircle  #monstercircle   #usacircle   #bestofthecircle   #shareofthecircle   #pleasecircle   #newbestcircl  add circle add circle * best share circle * share please pleaseplease add circle * best share circle * share please please#add #circle   #addcircle   #pleasecircle   #bestcircle   #mostcircle  #bestsharecircle   #newcircle   #top100circle   #best500circle   #top500circle   #circleoftheday   #circledaily   #nicecircle   #photography   #photographer   #bestphotographer   #topphotographer   #AddCircle   #FindCircles   #awesome   2014-06-26 01:28:02287308
Dina Tika0Here is a group of Active Engagers, Circle Sharers, Awesome Plus Oners, and Cool People on Google Plus!   Circle Sharing is an awesome way to increase your followers and active engagers on your profile. Some of my favorite people that I've met here on Google + through Circle Sharing.    Want to be in the next Circle of Awesomeness? Follow the Steps Below!  ☛ Add the circle ☛ Share in the Public ☛ Plus 1 the Post. ☛ Comment. 2014-06-10 05:54:12500001
Johnathan Yesson26,597Complete Circle Of Google Employee'sAdd this circle if you want to connect with the lovely people who work at our beloved Google.I have curated this circle personally and it list's ONLY Google staff.I personally LOVE Google in it's many forms and I think the people behind the scenes deserve some appreciation, so if your reading this follow these steps if you agree:1.) +1 2.) Comment3.) RE-SHARE4.) Add people***************************************************************The following people are some of my favourite G+'ers and I'd love them to re-share this circle if they would be so kind:+Christine DeGraff +Tancredi Matranga  +Vladimir Samsonov +Ludovic Moreeuw  +CircleCount +Edith Kukla +Miguel Almeida Sharing  +Michael Q Todd +Amanda Blain +Mikhail Petrovsky +Daniel Mihai Popescu  +Gorka Ortiz  +Erik Barrett  +Cristian Bianchi +Hoang Duong  +AyJay Schibig  +2014-04-16 12:59:42501215
Gustavo Franco1,547I've started an experiment with my Google+ account disabling this circle (Googlers and Xooglers) from showing up on my home stream. I'll see how it will look like without my coworkers and former coworkers.In case you are wondering how to adjust and even disable the posts from a circle showing up in your home stream, read:https://support.google.com/plus/answer/1269165?hl=enI've moved the circle to be the 1st on my bar though so I still can easily peak at what folks are saying.  In case you are wondering how to do that, read:https://plus.google.com/113895942978964425455/posts/igWgAhX22qM2014-02-15 23:38:47324301
Giulia Fiore7The most active People I know on G+A wonderful #sharedcircle  to become more popular than ever.To belong to this Circle, share it and comment this post !Kisses Giulia2013-09-05 05:59:42501223
Kabita Singhania0Join and Share .... #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  2013-07-18 18:42:30494001
Thai Diem24,085+ 1 and share Circle, have fun2013-05-17 12:59:47495002
matthew rappaport147,898499 +Google+ ers that are RELEVANT to me according to the PLUSarithmThis MEGA +Shared Circles on G+ is literally the 1st 499 names that are listed when RELEVANCE is selected and 'Your Circles' is clicked under https://plus.google.com/circles (very close to it!)There are 15 that I didn't include in the circle but made the cut that are celebs or pages that I will list below as I wanted to share more users overall in this #sharedcircle  which is almost entirely full of WIN.It is interesting that the first couple of rows are a mix of people I spent more time with in the beginning and with people I spend more time with now (which has interlap!) and of course how does one define 'spent time with' when talking about a social network place but the stream, hangouts, gtalk, +H.I.R.L., etc. The algorithm is not there yet to take note of all the data let alone measuring offline interaction but I tend to +mention people (a page in the Top 499, left out of this circle) a few people now and again, it seems the more you do that with a person or page, the more relevant they are to you in this list. I wonder if that data showing how many times you tagged someone and them you will be available in the future and if so, everyone can expect that number to be high for most from me!I do find it curious that +G+ Interviews which is a page started by +Peter G McDermott that I was helping with takes up my number 3 spot when I haven't tagged it in so long or done much with it in a bit nor felt I ever interacted with it to any level compared with those surrounding it. It's not a perfect system for sure and we all might have ones that slip through the crack that make us go, "Why is this person more relevant or WHO is this person?!"I am the +1 in this circle but everyone else is the +1000 zombies that +byron rempel will turn UNDEAD  +1000 that rocks the PLUS. I can vouchfor almost all the content being interesting, all the people though, that might be another ... WOAH :)~+Having said that, I will produce the next 500 Relevance Ci2013-01-04 19:14:28499403744
AyJay Schibig13,284FULL CIRCLEThis is a circle of people who wish to be Discovered and also wish to find interesting G+ members themselves!  Add yourself and re-share. Leave a comment if you would like to be in my next edition. I will continue new editions until there is a Full Circle. I keep  names and faces "fresh" across all of my 11 circles, so please ask only if you are not already in any of  my other circles. Thanks.Circles I am curating:21ST CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHERS (1&2), ALL KINDS, DISCOVERY, FULL CIRCLE,SOCIAL, ECLECTIC,ENGAGERS, AWESOME, NEW HORIZONS and BOOST#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup  #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou  2013-01-02 08:33:16319015
AyJay Schibig12,783FULL CIRCLEThis is a circle of people who wish to be Discovered and also wish to find interesting G+ members themselves!  Add yourself and re-share. Leave a comment if you would like to be in my next edition. I will continue new editions until there is a Full Circle.#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup  #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou 2012-12-22 20:33:08375416
AyJay Schibig12,133FULL CIRCLEThis is a circle of people who wish to be Discovered and also wish to find interesting G+ members themselves!  Add yourself and re-share. Leave a comment if you would like to be in my next edition. I will continue new editions until there is a Full Circle.#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup  #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou 2012-12-13 07:13:53394025
AyJay Schibig12,080ECLECTIC CIRCLEFeel free to add  and re-share. this  Eclectic Circle of  G Plussers! #circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup  #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou 2012-12-12 04:23:1442210216
Louis Gray146,793Happy Thanksgiving: Here Are 100 Incredible Google+ People #circles   #sharedcircles   #gratitude   #thanksgiving  I was thinking about writing some "Why I'm Thankful for Google+" post and telling you many of the reasons I enjoy this network, but the truth is, no matter what features or unique qualities are poured in here, it wouldn't amount to next day leftovers without you guys. So I walked through my Circles and wanted to highlight, for you, 100 of my closest friends from Google+, whose posts I regularly enjoy, engage with, and many of whom reflect my offline relationships as well.No pages or brands are in this "Top 100". But you won't go wrong by adding this circle of sharp, engaging, humorous, clever and unique people. Thank you for being part of Google+. Didn't make this list? Keep engaging, and I'm sure I'll share you in the future.2012-11-21 21:32:2610015228
Cynthia Yildirim23,029New Google+ users might not have this circle yet of Google Employees on G+, I'm  not an employee, but going to include myself in the circle anyway. :D  #sharedcircles   #Google  2012-11-09 01:27:54213201
AJ Durling294This is a bonus circle, and is actually pretty much where I started when I was creating my first circles - Top 500 PlussersIt is the people with the highest number of users - and is actually now only 308 people. When I first collected the Top 500 Plussers on Google+, I spend a lot of time weeding out the people whose posts in which I didn't particularly have an interest (e.g. almost all of the photographers - nothing against people who post photos to G+, it's just me: this is Google+, not Flickr; people who only ever promote themselves - so quite a lot of the pop musicians). The list that is left are people who, I think, actually contribute to the stream. You may find some surprising choices (Dolly Parton?! Actually, yes!). But I hope you enjoy it.I've kept the name Top 500 even though it is a lot fewer than 500. I like the irony... #circleshare   #sharedcircles   #celebrity   #topcircles  2012-10-19 15:06:56307302
AJ Durling2944) The fourth of today's circle shares - Google+ EmployeesA moment ago a shared a circle of people who work for Google. Out of those, these are the people who a special to Google+If you like it, share it; if you don't, ignore it. #Google   #googleemployees   #googleplus   #googleplusemployees   #circleshare   #sharedcircles  2012-10-19 15:03:1487000
AJ Durling03) Third out of the circles I thought I might share today - Google EmployeesThis is a small list of people who work for Google (at least, I think they do... please correct me if I'm wrong!) and post interesting stuff. It includes (and is, in fact, predominantly) a selection of Google+ employees - I will be sharing just those employees in their own, special circle in just a minute.If you like this, share it; if you don't, ignore it. #Google   #googleemployees   #googleplus   #googleplusemployees   #circleshare   #sharedcircles  2012-10-19 15:02:39117000
George Station1,600With the addition of +Google Cultural Institute as Number 100 this seems an excellent time for a fresh share of my Googlish Folks Circle.(Ah, round numbers in base 10! Thank you, Dogbert.)I note for the record:  Many others also enhance and improve my Google+ experience in specific interest areas such as "teaching & learning" or "social media and education." And I enjoy several very cool Circles that other fine G+ers have shared.But when I wonder "What Would G+ Do?" (which I'll bet does not quite align with what Google Proper would do)... I generally check the undamped, unfettered Stream of this Circle.2012-10-07 00:21:32100404
Tim Moore23,086My Shared Circle of the weekGooglers who are just #awesome . _Don't stalk, just talk, they won't bite_  #sharedcircles   #Google  2012-08-29 20:23:364492010
Hillel Fuld31,879Circle These Awesome Tech Folks!I am always looking for interesting people to circle here so if you have any suggestions for people or circles, leave em in the comments below. Meanwhile, enjoy this circle I created over a few months!2012-08-26 11:10:211778211
Michael Francois2,362Verified+Googler CircleHere is a circle of folks who have both had their Google Plus accounts verified, and who work at Google.  I find my colleagues make for interesting reading.#sharedcircles   #sharedcircleday 2012-08-16 22:37:0469314
Natalie Villalobos157,779Who Let The Googlers Out, Who Who Who?!I know, I don't really like that song either, but I think it's cleverHave been receiving some requests recently around sharing my Googlers circle. So, here it is - in all her glory. These folks are global - so by adding all 363 of us you'll be sure to have world-wide coverage. You can also find all the active-on-G+ Google Community Managers on the About section of my profile. Take one, or collect 'em all.  #googlersusegoogleplus   #nowthisiscommunity   #google   #techies   #creatives  2012-08-09 23:01:043637743117
Arvid Bux25,492Curated circle with English profilesFor my upcoming eBook release, I have curated several circles. This one contains 219 profiles of people who post mostly in English. These people will spice up your stream with all kinds of content, being it news, photos, links, videos, you name it! Apologies when you are not in this circle. Curation is done manually and thus I can make mistakes! Feel free to leave a comment so I can add you and people might see it and add you!#sharedcircle2012-06-11 18:29:4521927911
Jaana Nyström50,117Google 7 by Jaana -circleHere is circle 7 / 8 of Google employees on Google+The first circle with explanation: https://plus.google.com/u/0/107742059751171695340/posts/5TMQbd48fPVYou are notified because you are in this circle.The circle in circlecount.comhttp://www.circlecount.com/sharedcircle/?id=z135clua4zzcv11q404cd1ea5yric3njxj0#Google #circleshare #Jaanatip  2012-06-08 19:51:5587026
Michael Kendle299Here's a circle of tech people. The circle is bigger but only lets me share 500. If you're interested in tech, this is a good place to start.2012-06-07 13:57:05501115
Jaana Nyström49,593I've been hoarding these peeps...My Googlers CircleGoogle employeesEveryone in this circle works for Google, been collecting the guys since July last year.Well, worked at the time of me adding them, anyway...Here it is in +CircleCount:http://www.circlecount.com/sharedcircle/?id=z13uvt3okqj2cxxvc22celljpvm0wvzfsVery international...  If you have some more to add that I've missed, please comment! #circleshare   #CircleSunday  2012-06-03 13:44:1447836829
Robert Pitt21,486[CIRCLE]Thought I would share my Googlers circle, enjoy and make sure you give feedback to these guys :)2012-04-16 19:51:00222114
John Holme3,233My Google Google Group :-)2012-02-29 15:30:01201010
Jaana Nyström27,889#circlesharing #circlesunday My Google employees CircleHave you noticed that there is another circle sharing possibility: When you look at a certain circle's stream, there is a green button on the right saying Share this circle.That's what I'm testing right now. Works like a charm.I've been collecting this circle for a long time. Googlers from all over the globe.Enjoy! :-)#G+Tip #googleplustip #Jaanatip PING +The Best Circles on Google+ +Shared Circles on G+PS: Here's a Googler circle from +Natalie Villalobos with +58 peeps different from my circle. You might like to add this, too:https://plus.google.com/u/0/109895887909967698705/posts/VrfWQrgcVmUCombining the two circles is a good idea, that's what I did. Now it's a MEGA Googlers circle, have to share that later! :-)2012-02-05 10:04:22335221021
Jasmin Smith0Also, here's my Google+ starter kit with the top 400 people to follow. Enjoy! #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #publiccircles #publiccirclesproject #share #shared #circle #database #public #gplus #gplustips #google #googleplustips #googleplus2012-02-01 19:04:114041303
Mohammad Eshbeata8,126My Google Circle , inside you will find most of the Googler feel free to add them and share the circle2012-01-15 14:55:55205614
Hillel Fuld22,015Happy Friday everyone! Thought I would share this circle of some of the geekiest and most inspiring people in tech with you. I have been building this circle since Google+ first launched and it includes some amazing people, a lot of Googlers, and people changing the world of technology as we speak. ENJOY2012-01-13 04:12:58151126
Chris Hoyt1,112Circle Back to GoogleLooking for people who work at Google? Here's a great circle that's a strong addition to any search you've already performed on Google Plus and that I'd include with any other search for Googlers that you've already conducted.What's interesting to me (and that I'm getting around to pointing out) is that whether you're just looking to expand your network as a member of Google+ or actively #recruiting and #sourcing online, I believe that you'll find infinite value from the proper care and feeding of Google Plus circles. In fact, if done correctly (and maintained) it's a fantastic way to filter your Google Plus stream and check the pulse of any company, organization or interest group.In the event you missed it, I did an article back in August that mentioned my interest in Circles and how I'd be exploring the management of them. (http://www.recruiterguy.net/recruiting-management-circles) So far, I've not been disappointed in the ability to really hone in on an area of interest by filtering my streams based on these circles and simply watching the conversation flow. Of course, being able to quickly see all of the updates from a particular company or interest group is just the start. The more proficient we get with our filtering, the easier it is to get the latest from fun entrepreneurs, CEO's, diversity interest groups, active and passive jobseekers and more - these are just a few of my own circles, mind you. You have the ability to filter by profession, seniority, geography, language, etc.The possibilities are endless!I'd love to hear how you, or others, are using circles to manage the information stream you've found in G+ so far.2012-01-04 20:07:36348211
Steve Jaszczak833A Resolution For 2012Warning: Long post!Earlier today, I was having an interesting conversation with +Coenraad Loubser about Google and the the potential of Google+. The conversation was sparked by a "devil's advocate" type post that - considering how much of a Google fanboy I am - certainly managed to get my attention!It got me to thinking about the role of the user in all of this; the question of how much influence we can have in shaping the product that Google+ becomes. Coenraad made some excellent points about the potential of Google+ to be an extremely powerful knowledge-sharing tool. And I absolutely agree!For me; that is where the true magnificence lies in the future-state of the Google+ platform. The knowledge we can acquire by interacting with people from around the world; from different backgrounds and different social circumstances, is truly awe inspiring.I believe in the vision of a social and intellectual web of connections that could arguably do more good than anything on the internet that has come before it. It's not just about the dissemination of information; it's about the acquisition of knowledge. Anyone can read a book; but I believe we learn more through practical experience and interaction with others.All that said, it's the responsibility of everyone who shares that vision to make it a reality. The clever coders at Google can provide us with the platform; but we can help provide the inspiration for those lines of code by being vocal and demanding of the service WE want.How can you help?For starters; you can add a few of the Googlers who make things happen to your circles (shared circle included below). Engage them in conversation (whether that conversation is specifically about Google+ or not). If you consistently use your voice; you might actually get heard!Know who is in chargeEveryone who cares about the Google+ platform should have +Vic Gundotra in their circles. He's the head honcho who can make things happen. What's more; he reads all the comments on his posts (and often the +mentions of him). You may not often get a response but it pays to be vocal with Vic around. Then of course there is +Bradley Horowitz who reports to Vic. Always worthwhile commenting on his posts.Maybe you have ideas about the mobile app and the games section? +Punit Soni is the guy for that!Think you have an idea to improve Hangouts? +Chee Chew is the boss of that.But there are plenty of people working on the Google+ project that I'm not going to mention right now. Check them out via the shared circle below. Community managers like +Natalie Villalobos are always worth mentioning because they somehow manage to read all their +mentions!2011-12-28 12:33:3329002
Stephanie L Davis19,590I was asked by #SMMCamp attendees to share my "Googlers" circle. These are people who work for Google; community managers, engineers, developers, free-lancers; staff... etc. Cheers!2011-12-08 20:06:303648513
Jaana Nyström13,601All Googlers CircleThis is my Googlesphere with people and Pages: Did I miss someone?Their posts are not all about Google, but about life and stuff, too! :-)Did not include myself... Oh how I wish I could! Hahhahaaa! *wink *wink2011-12-03 15:10:281711238
Alister Macintyre43This is my Google Workers circle which I am re-sharing with Shared Circles on G+ page. These are people who are employed by the Google company. Some of them talk about the company's products, but most are just interesting people.2011-11-14 03:10:13168131
Meri Walker1,052Feeling like telling our G+ hosts what you love best about all that they keep laying on the table here? Or telling them what you'd like to see work differently?This circle is full of people at Google who care about our experience here. I'd like be able to share this circle inside my Biz Page at http://gplus.to/beingsocial. But I can't see that I can export the circle so I can share it there.Anyone got that figured out yet? G+ team? Who's listening?2011-11-11 19:49:0569300
Dimitar Tsonev1,419Most followed people on Google+Dimitar Tsonev shared a circle with you.2011-10-31 11:17:07500216
Andrew Gorospe154500 circled on G+Andrew Gorospe shared a circle with you.2011-10-30 19:14:33500513
siam simte856For those who think Google Inc. employee must be Totally Circle ; Here's your chanceWhatever and however they're awesome thoughsiam simte shared a circle with you.2011-10-29 20:18:31473000
Giuseppe Basile27,107THE TOP 500 MOST FOLLOWED PEOPLE ON GOOGLE+Hey G+,I have had this circle as a standalone one for the past few weeks before any mention of What's Hot. I get my daily dose of fresh, exciting and HOT content from viewing this circle daily.Its a nice mix of tech people, celebs, photographers and just all round funny and exciting peopleData has been pulled straight from www.socialstatistics.comCircle away & don't forget to share...Cheers GiuRipple -> https://plus.google.com/ripples/details?activityid=6FHbuorsWtiGiuseppe Basile shared a circle with you.2011-10-29 06:33:455006123190
pio dal cin2,936pio dal cin shared a circle with you.2011-10-29 00:41:253051506
Moritz Tolxdorff3,052+Calvin Grant Here is my Google Inc circle :-)Moritz Tolxdorff shared a circle with you.2011-10-28 17:53:05142101
Harsh Rao0Harsh Rao shared a circle with you.2011-10-28 17:49:18105000
Mohamed S. El-Din267Google Team CircleI suggest this circle for youReally usefulEnjoy!#google #googler #circle #googleplusMohamed S. El-Din shared a circle with you.2011-10-25 21:00:21138011
Dan Soto8,096Since the beginning, I've been collecting "Googlers" in a circle much like +Chris Pirillo collects Legos© . Anyway, here is a circle of close to 200 people that work for Google in some fashion. I've gone through it to remove accidental additions and am 99.99% sure all of these are legit.Enjoy ....Dan Soto shared a circle with you.2011-10-20 17:45:37187605
Kol Tregaskes14,987Google+ Team Shared CircleAgain, I've shared this before but again I had missed a few. So this is an updated circle of all the people working on Google+. Let me know if I've still missed anyone?#tech #technology #googleplus #googleplusteamKol Tregaskes shared a circle with you.2011-10-19 20:24:0463623
Kris Courtney2,408A great collection of talent - Bless you ...Kris Courtney shared a circle with you.2011-10-19 16:40:43475001

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Today we’re rolling out a new feature that makes the Google+ bar float at the top of the screen when you scroll down. It also floats differently on big vs. small screens to maximize reading space. Let us know what you think in the comments!

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Hi. My name is Andy Hertzfeld and I'm a designer and an engineer on the Google+ team.

One of my favorite features of Google+ is the black "plus bar" across the top, because it unites all of Google, putting most of my frequently used services a mere click away. The red notification count on the right lets me know when there's something new to view, and the drop-down sharing menu makes sharing to your circles accessible no matter what you're doing.

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2011-12-29 23:59:22 (128 comments, 750 reshares, 1266 +1s)Open 

In memoriam for Steve Jobs as 2011 draws to a close, here's one more rare photo that illustrates his rebellious spirit. In December 1983, a few weeks before the Mac launch, we made a quick trip to New York City to meet with Newsweek, who was considering doing a cover story on the Mac. The photo was taken spontaneously as we walked around Manhattan by Jean Pigozzi, a wild French jet setter who was hanging out with us at the time. Somehow I ended up with a copy of it. My editor begged me to include it in my book, but I was too timid to ask for permission, especially since IBM was still making CPUs for Apple at the time.

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2011-12-29 23:59:22 (128 comments, 750 reshares, 1266 +1s)Open 

In memoriam for Steve Jobs as 2011 draws to a close, here's one more rare photo that illustrates his rebellious spirit. In December 1983, a few weeks before the Mac launch, we made a quick trip to New York City to meet with Newsweek, who was considering doing a cover story on the Mac. The photo was taken spontaneously as we walked around Manhattan by Jean Pigozzi, a wild French jet setter who was hanging out with us at the time. Somehow I ended up with a copy of it. My editor begged me to include it in my book, but I was too timid to ask for permission, especially since IBM was still making CPUs for Apple at the time.

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2014-02-24 20:15:54 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Some fascinating photos of Bob Dylan and the Hawks performing an early electric show recently surfaced.  It was at Symphony Hall in Newark, NJ on October 2, 1965, only his sixth electric concert ever.

Some fascinating photos of Bob Dylan and the Hawks performing an early electric show recently surfaced.  It was at Symphony Hall in Newark, NJ on October 2, 1965, only his sixth electric concert ever.___

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2014-01-22 17:04:13 (12 comments, 18 reshares, 111 +1s)Open 

Nice article on CNET about the original Macintosh software team, on the eve of the Mac's thirtieth birthday:

"And of course the best part of participating in designing the Mac was getting a great computer to use for the last 30 years"

Nice article on CNET about the original Macintosh software team, on the eve of the Mac's thirtieth birthday:

"And of course the best part of participating in designing the Mac was getting a great computer to use for the last 30 years"___

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2013-12-23 18:50:31 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

This song was written about the demise of Giants stadium in the swamps of Jersey, but is a good one to bid farewell to Candlestick Park this evening, "where Giants played the game".

This song was written about the demise of Giants stadium in the swamps of Jersey, but is a good one to bid farewell to Candlestick Park this evening, "where Giants played the game".___

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2013-12-02 16:22:23 (11 comments, 8 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

Shameless plug:  You can get Revolution in the Valley as well as every other O'Reilly ebook for 50% off today as part of their Cyber Monday sale. 

Shameless plug:  You can get Revolution in the Valley as well as every other O'Reilly ebook for 50% off today as part of their Cyber Monday sale. ___

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2013-11-14 02:10:33 (17 comments, 10 reshares, 125 +1s)Open 

A sign of the overheated real estate market in downtown Palo Alto.

A sign of the overheated real estate market in downtown Palo Alto.___

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2013-11-08 20:57:05 (11 comments, 20 reshares, 127 +1s)Open 

I was really excited to receive my copy of Bob Dylan: The Complete Album Collection, Vol. One  this week, which is a box set containing every officially released Bob Dylan album, many of them newly remastered.  A 43 disc set would be too cumbersome to consider, but luckily they offered it on a tiny USB drive, enclosed in a cool harmonica-shaped container.   It has both MP3 and lossless FLAC versions of every song, 19 gigabytes in all.   The only disappointment is that it lacks the bootleg series stuff, but I suppose that’s what Vol. Two is for.

I was really excited to receive my copy of Bob Dylan: The Complete Album Collection, Vol. One  this week, which is a box set containing every officially released Bob Dylan album, many of them newly remastered.  A 43 disc set would be too cumbersome to consider, but luckily they offered it on a tiny USB drive, enclosed in a cool harmonica-shaped container.   It has both MP3 and lossless FLAC versions of every song, 19 gigabytes in all.   The only disappointment is that it lacks the bootleg series stuff, but I suppose that’s what Vol. Two is for.___

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2013-09-21 22:02:16 (11 comments, 17 reshares, 145 +1s)Open 

Susan Kare, the designer of the original Mac's fonts and icons, gave a talk in Göteborg, Sweden earlier this week and, as requested, left behind a mural as a memento.

Susan Kare, the designer of the original Mac's fonts and icons, gave a talk in Göteborg, Sweden earlier this week and, as requested, left behind a mural as a memento.___

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2013-09-12 02:10:50 (11 comments, 15 reshares, 183 +1s)Open 

There was an impromptu reunion of early Apple folk this afternoon at the Computer History Museum, attended by five of the first eight employees.  Here's Steve Wozniak conversing with Rod Holt, and Jerry Manock with Terry Oyama, the industrial designers of the Apple II and original Mac.

There was an impromptu reunion of early Apple folk this afternoon at the Computer History Museum, attended by five of the first eight employees.  Here's Steve Wozniak conversing with Rod Holt, and Jerry Manock with Terry Oyama, the industrial designers of the Apple II and original Mac.___

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2013-09-10 00:13:50 (26 comments, 5 reshares, 69 +1s)Open 

dot matrix skywriting above Palo Alto this morning.

dot matrix skywriting above Palo Alto this morning.___

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2013-08-25 17:26:22 (14 comments, 27 reshares, 157 +1s)Open 

An amazing, 3D-printed  "Mock Pro"

I have just written a feature article on 3D Printers for MacPeople, a leading Japanese Mac and iOS devices magazine. For examining the ability of some of the professional 3D printers, we tried to build a mock-up of the new Mac Pro. We used two different printers, ZPrinter 650 for color printed boards, and Formiga P 110 for inner frames and covers. Frames and covers are painted for the finishing touch. The mock-up should be almost the same size as real new Mac Pro, so you can see the difference from the current model.___An amazing, 3D-printed  "Mock Pro"

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2013-07-05 10:02:32 (10 comments, 8 reshares, 133 +1s)Open 

High fashion dinosaurs

High fashion dinosaurs___

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2013-07-01 21:29:06 (21 comments, 17 reshares, 82 +1s)Open 

We strolled across a "Love Lock" bridge in Paris today, where lovers commemorate their commitment by writing their names on a lock, fastening it to one of two bridges, and then tossing the key into the water. 

We strolled across a "Love Lock" bridge in Paris today, where lovers commemorate their commitment by writing their names on a lock, fastening it to one of two bridges, and then tossing the key into the water. ___

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2013-06-21 06:47:41 (14 comments, 4 reshares, 124 +1s)Open 

On vacation in Barcelona, I was awed and inspired by Gaudi's Sagrada Familia, which is probably the most amazing building I've ever encountered. It's been under construction for over 120 years now and is still only 60% completed. Truly visionary.

On vacation in Barcelona, I was awed and inspired by Gaudi's Sagrada Familia, which is probably the most amazing building I've ever encountered. It's been under construction for over 120 years now and is still only 60% completed. Truly visionary.___

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2013-06-02 23:24:17 (8 comments, 3 reshares, 87 +1s)Open 

Umami Burger is an LA-based gourmet hamburger chain that recently opened a place on University Ave in Palo Alto.   Each restaurant features a decor that's tailored to its locale, so the student infested Palo Alto version is decorated as a faux library, teeming with bookshelves.

Amazingly, we ate there without even realizing that three out of the five posters adorning the walls were based on my book, "Revolution in the Valley".   For example, in one poster, pages from the book were superimposed with an old black and white photo of the Palo Alto tree, a William Burroughs quote about the future and some obscure Radiohead lyrics.  I love that someone thought my book was emblematic of Palo Alto.

Umami Burger is an LA-based gourmet hamburger chain that recently opened a place on University Ave in Palo Alto.   Each restaurant features a decor that's tailored to its locale, so the student infested Palo Alto version is decorated as a faux library, teeming with bookshelves.

Amazingly, we ate there without even realizing that three out of the five posters adorning the walls were based on my book, "Revolution in the Valley".   For example, in one poster, pages from the book were superimposed with an old black and white photo of the Palo Alto tree, a William Burroughs quote about the future and some obscure Radiohead lyrics.  I love that someone thought my book was emblematic of Palo Alto.___

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2013-05-27 05:23:57 (18 comments, 19 reshares, 105 +1s)Open 

Illegal downloading is certainly a problem, but it doesn't justify anti-user terrorism like this insane proposal.  They might be more successful if they focused on pleasing their users instead of attacking them.

Illegal downloading is certainly a problem, but it doesn't justify anti-user terrorism like this insane proposal.  They might be more successful if they focused on pleasing their users instead of attacking them.___

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2013-04-02 04:24:12 (16 comments, 9 reshares, 78 +1s)Open 

I pass by these street signs on the lawn of the Palo Alto Art Center twice a day on my way to and from work, but last week I finally decided to walk by to get a closer look.

I pass by these street signs on the lawn of the Palo Alto Art Center twice a day on my way to and from work, but last week I finally decided to walk by to get a closer look.___

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2013-03-17 18:12:04 (14 comments, 6 reshares, 132 +1s)Open 

I almost forgot that last fall my wife got me the perfect shirt to wear on St. Patrick's day.

I almost forgot that last fall my wife got me the perfect shirt to wear on St. Patrick's day.___

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2013-01-04 06:07:55 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

I was surprised to see these scarily impractical cigarette lighters / bottle openers prominently displayed at Mac's Smoke Shop in Palo Alto this week.

I was surprised to see these scarily impractical cigarette lighters / bottle openers prominently displayed at Mac's Smoke Shop in Palo Alto this week.___

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2012-12-21 06:31:33 (30 comments, 9 reshares, 138 +1s)Open 

My publisher O'Reilly neglected to inform me that my book about the development of the original Macintosh, "Revolution in the Valley", was being translated into Spanish, so I was pleasantly surprised when a couple of Spanish copies showed up in my mailbox yesterday.  I was also surprised to see that they changed the cover again, this time to prominently feature a 28 year old Steve Jobs along with MacPaint creator +Bill Atkinson.

My publisher O'Reilly neglected to inform me that my book about the development of the original Macintosh, "Revolution in the Valley", was being translated into Spanish, so I was pleasantly surprised when a couple of Spanish copies showed up in my mailbox yesterday.  I was also surprised to see that they changed the cover again, this time to prominently feature a 28 year old Steve Jobs along with MacPaint creator +Bill Atkinson.___

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2012-10-30 17:21:32 (17 comments, 18 reshares, 95 +1s)Open 

Here is another unused commercial for Apple's original Macintosh computer that was produced by Chiat-Day in the fall of 1983.   This one features brilliant Macintosh artist Susan Kare, who designed the Mac's fonts and icons, extolling the virtues of the exciting new medium.

Here is another unused commercial for Apple's original Macintosh computer that was produced by Chiat-Day in the fall of 1983.   This one features brilliant Macintosh artist Susan Kare, who designed the Mac's fonts and icons, extolling the virtues of the exciting new medium.___

2012-10-19 21:48:28 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Good luck to the Giants today, who must win all three of the remaining games in the NLCS to move on to the World Series against the Tigers.  If you're a Giants fan, I'm sure you'll get a kick out of listening to Dan Bern's anthem celebrating their victory two years ago, as well the rest of their storied past.

Good luck to the Giants today, who must win all three of the remaining games in the NLCS to move on to the World Series against the Tigers.  If you're a Giants fan, I'm sure you'll get a kick out of listening to Dan Bern's anthem celebrating their victory two years ago, as well the rest of their storied past.___

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2012-09-28 19:04:41 (13 comments, 15 reshares, 104 +1s)Open 

Here is another in the series of commercials for the original Macintosh produced by Chiat-Day in the fall of 1983 that were never used.   This one immodestly features myself, talking about the amazing things users were going to do with Macintosh, half a lifetime ago.

Here is another in the series of commercials for the original Macintosh produced by Chiat-Day in the fall of 1983 that were never used.   This one immodestly features myself, talking about the amazing things users were going to do with Macintosh, half a lifetime ago.___

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2012-08-30 19:25:25 (4 comments, 17 reshares, 91 +1s)Open 

As an inveterate Bruce Springsteen fan, I was tickled to notice this brief sight gag in a recent episode of Futurama.

As an inveterate Bruce Springsteen fan, I was tickled to notice this brief sight gag in a recent episode of Futurama.___

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2012-08-29 19:05:02 (14 comments, 10 reshares, 81 +1s)Open 

Here's another clip of a short commercial for the original Macintosh produced by Chiat Day in the fall of 1983 that was never used.   This one features the brilliant Mac digital board designer Burrell Smith discussing the liberation of electrons.

Here's another clip of a short commercial for the original Macintosh produced by Chiat Day in the fall of 1983 that was never used.   This one features the brilliant Mac digital board designer Burrell Smith discussing the liberation of electrons.___

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2012-08-17 17:46:00 (42 comments, 32 reshares, 126 +1s)Open 

It's hard to believe, but the 25th anniversary of HyperCard occurred last week on August 11th.   HyperCard was a major inspiration for the World Wide Web, and a high water mark for end-user programming. It enabled ordinary users to create their own data-rich applications more effectively than practically any tool available today.

To help celebrate, here is a short video featuring an interview with HyperCard's primary creator, Bill Atkinson, discussing his artistic, iterative approach that led to breakthroughs like MacPaint and HyperCard.   It's one of a series of never used commercials that were created by Chiat-Day in the fall of 1983 for the original Macintosh launch.  I have a few more of them that I will post soon.

It's hard to believe, but the 25th anniversary of HyperCard occurred last week on August 11th.   HyperCard was a major inspiration for the World Wide Web, and a high water mark for end-user programming. It enabled ordinary users to create their own data-rich applications more effectively than practically any tool available today.

To help celebrate, here is a short video featuring an interview with HyperCard's primary creator, Bill Atkinson, discussing his artistic, iterative approach that led to breakthroughs like MacPaint and HyperCard.   It's one of a series of never used commercials that were created by Chiat-Day in the fall of 1983 for the original Macintosh launch.  I have a few more of them that I will post soon.___

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2012-08-09 16:59:51 (42 comments, 94 reshares, 241 +1s)Open 

Here's a rare commercial for the original Macintosh that Chiat-Day made in the fall of 1983 , featuring snippets from interviews of the design team.  It never aired because Apple deemed it too self-congratulatory, although it was used in some promotional materials sent to dealers.

Here's a rare commercial for the original Macintosh that Chiat-Day made in the fall of 1983 , featuring snippets from interviews of the design team.  It never aired because Apple deemed it too self-congratulatory, although it was used in some promotional materials sent to dealers.___

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2012-07-17 20:18:28 (7 comments, 5 reshares, 57 +1s)Open 

Exciting news for Dylan fans!

Exciting news for Dylan fans!___

2012-06-16 00:54:01 (145 comments, 218 reshares, 766 +1s)Open 

In 1971, at an early meeting at Xerox PARC, Alan Kay coined one of my favorite quotes, that I used at the very beginning of my book:

    "The best way to predict the future is to invent it".

  Today, more than 40 years later, Alan Kay spoke at the Alan Turing Centenary Celebration, where he revised his famous quote to address the current litigious state of the computer industry:

     "The easiest way to predict the future is to prevent it".

In 1971, at an early meeting at Xerox PARC, Alan Kay coined one of my favorite quotes, that I used at the very beginning of my book:

    "The best way to predict the future is to invent it".

  Today, more than 40 years later, Alan Kay spoke at the Alan Turing Centenary Celebration, where he revised his famous quote to address the current litigious state of the computer industry:

     "The easiest way to predict the future is to prevent it".___

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2012-06-12 06:31:56 (111 comments, 48 reshares, 330 +1s)Open 

The next generation MacBook Pro announced today at WWDC looks fantastic.  I ordered one immediately and can't wait to start using it.  Unfortunately, the euphoria was negated by my deep disappointment with the meagre, lame update that was silently bequeathed to the Mac Pro today.

The Mac Pro is Apple's top of the line, expandable Macintosh, aimed at users who need lots of computing power and disk storage, like programmers or other professionals.  I have an 8-core Mac Pro with 16 GB of RAM in my home office that was an amazing machine when I acquired it in 2008, but it's not so hot by today's standards.   I've been looking to get a new one for a while now, but Apple hadn't updated the hardware for two years, so I was looking forward to finally seeing a new one announced today, with essential features like Thunderbolt and USB 3.0.

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The next generation MacBook Pro announced today at WWDC looks fantastic.  I ordered one immediately and can't wait to start using it.  Unfortunately, the euphoria was negated by my deep disappointment with the meagre, lame update that was silently bequeathed to the Mac Pro today.

The Mac Pro is Apple's top of the line, expandable Macintosh, aimed at users who need lots of computing power and disk storage, like programmers or other professionals.  I have an 8-core Mac Pro with 16 GB of RAM in my home office that was an amazing machine when I acquired it in 2008, but it's not so hot by today's standards.   I've been looking to get a new one for a while now, but Apple hadn't updated the hardware for two years, so I was looking forward to finally seeing a new one announced today, with essential features like Thunderbolt and USB 3.0.

When they didn't mention the Mac Pro during the keynote presentation, I got worried but figured they'd update it anyway, it just wasn't worthy of mention from the high pulpit of the consumer-oriented keynote.  And sure enough, when I visited store.apple.com, there was a little "new" icon above the Mac Pro.   But I was in for a shock when I clicked on the link to check it out.

The specs for the "new" Mac Pro had hardly changed, except for a tiny, inconsequential processor clock bump.   Still no Thunderbolt, still no USB 3.0, no SATA III or RAM speed improvements  - it seems like it's stuck in time in 2010.  The only thing that's still high-end about it is the bloated price.

Even though I'm well aware that Apple's future lies increasingly with mobile iOS-based devices, it still makes no sense to drop the ball on your high end desktop Mac so thoroughly, and to utterly disappoint your most loyal customers like yours truly.  Why do an update at all if you hardly change anything?  What's going on here?
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2012-05-30 01:46:02 (16 comments, 25 reshares, 122 +1s)Open 

Congratulations, Bob!

Congratulations, Bob!___

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2012-05-06 17:45:14 (8 comments, 22 reshares, 75 +1s)Open 

Here's an interesting, poignant Steve Jobs story from +Fumihiko Shibata , who's a world-class Apple enthusiast and journalist as well as the Japanese translator of my book.

This is a picture of the genuine Steve Jobs autograph.

It is written on a Japanese "shikishi" which is a square card originally for writing poems or pictures. He wrote it for a sushi restaurant in Kyoto when he visited Japan with his family in July 2010.

Actually, the Kyoto visit and the sushi restaurant is briefly mentioned in the Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson. The line can be read as "They also found a tiny neighborhood sushi restaurant, and Jobs tagged it on his iPhone as 'best sushi I’ve ever had.' Erin agreed." The name of the restaurant was not revealed on the book, however. Now it turned out to be "Sushi-Iwa (http://www.sushiiwa.jp/)." from an episode follows.

I play a role of an surveyor and commentator in a Japanese
TV show called "Kaiun Nandemo Kanteidan", from time to time. It's something like a treasure hunting show where people called "client" appears with their treasures. Then the surveyor evaluates the price of the treasure and explains the reason why and how it values or not. About five years ago, I appraised Apple I, and last year I did it for Toshiba's rare 12-bits computer, and this time, just on-aired a few weeks ago, it was an autograph of Steve Jobs.

The autograph was dedicated to a daughter of the sushi master. "Yukako" is her name. She is about the same age as Jobs daughter with him at the time, I guess. In the autograph, Jobs wrote a short message which can be read as "All good things." I think there are at least three meanings in this sentence. The first meaning I believe is something like "May all good things happen to you." This is a surface meaning pointed at her. The second one might be like "You serve all good things." and it is probably pointed to the sushi master, because it seems Jobs liked his sushi very much.

And I know there're some words usually following this sentence. "All good things must come to an end." Although he didn't write the latter part, it seems to be his inner voice pointed to himself. He might have some kind of preparation at the time already, I believe.

What do you think?___Here's an interesting, poignant Steve Jobs story from +Fumihiko Shibata , who's a world-class Apple enthusiast and journalist as well as the Japanese translator of my book.

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2012-05-04 14:47:46 (34 comments, 58 reshares, 115 +1s)Open 

Commercial e-books are currently plagued by "Digital Rights Management", which is thoroughly anti-user, inconveniencing and restricting legitimate fair usage of books you have purchased. Help celebrate and support the Free Software Foundation's "Day against DRM" today by buying a DRM-free e-book for half-price from O'Reilly.

Commercial e-books are currently plagued by "Digital Rights Management", which is thoroughly anti-user, inconveniencing and restricting legitimate fair usage of books you have purchased. Help celebrate and support the Free Software Foundation's "Day against DRM" today by buying a DRM-free e-book for half-price from O'Reilly.___

2012-03-16 04:32:57 (4 comments, 13 reshares, 63 +1s)Open 

Here's a link to Bruce Springsteen's SXSW keynote speech from earlier today, as inspirational as ever:

"There is no right way, no pure way of doing it; there's just doing it. We live in a post-authentic world, today authenticity is a house of mirrors, it's all just what you're bringing to it when the lights go down. It's your teachers, your influences, your personal history, and at the end of the day, it's the power and purpose of your music that still matters..."

Here's a link to Bruce Springsteen's SXSW keynote speech from earlier today, as inspirational as ever:

"There is no right way, no pure way of doing it; there's just doing it. We live in a post-authentic world, today authenticity is a house of mirrors, it's all just what you're bringing to it when the lights go down. It's your teachers, your influences, your personal history, and at the end of the day, it's the power and purpose of your music that still matters..."___

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2012-01-24 03:25:43 (10 comments, 23 reshares, 64 +1s)Open 

Here's the brand new Leonard Cohen album, his first in more than seven years. He's a sportsman and a shepherd, he's a lazy bastard living in a suit.

Here's the brand new Leonard Cohen album, his first in more than seven years. He's a sportsman and a shepherd, he's a lazy bastard living in a suit.___

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2011-12-31 03:00:39 (27 comments, 17 reshares, 97 +1s)Open 

I saw an interesting license plate on Highway 280 this afternoon and managed to get a photograph.

I saw an interesting license plate on Highway 280 this afternoon and managed to get a photograph.___

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2011-12-29 23:59:22 (128 comments, 750 reshares, 1266 +1s)Open 

In memoriam for Steve Jobs as 2011 draws to a close, here's one more rare photo that illustrates his rebellious spirit. In December 1983, a few weeks before the Mac launch, we made a quick trip to New York City to meet with Newsweek, who was considering doing a cover story on the Mac. The photo was taken spontaneously as we walked around Manhattan by Jean Pigozzi, a wild French jet setter who was hanging out with us at the time. Somehow I ended up with a copy of it. My editor begged me to include it in my book, but I was too timid to ask for permission, especially since IBM was still making CPUs for Apple at the time.

In memoriam for Steve Jobs as 2011 draws to a close, here's one more rare photo that illustrates his rebellious spirit. In December 1983, a few weeks before the Mac launch, we made a quick trip to New York City to meet with Newsweek, who was considering doing a cover story on the Mac. The photo was taken spontaneously as we walked around Manhattan by Jean Pigozzi, a wild French jet setter who was hanging out with us at the time. Somehow I ended up with a copy of it. My editor begged me to include it in my book, but I was too timid to ask for permission, especially since IBM was still making CPUs for Apple at the time.___

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2011-12-10 03:16:59 (16 comments, 44 reshares, 140 +1s)Open 

This might be my favorite TV commercial ever...

This might be my favorite TV commercial ever...___

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2011-10-19 05:49:22 (34 comments, 22 reshares, 136 +1s)Open 

My book about the development of the original Macintosh, "Revolution in the Valley", is being reprinted in a paperback edition this week on October 20th. I haven't seen a physical copy yet, so when a book from O'Reilly arrived in the mail today, I assumed it was the paperback. Instead, it was the new Korean language edition, which apparently has a brand new cover and a surprising title change that they didn't bother to run by me. I was shocked at first, but it's kind of growing on me.

My book about the development of the original Macintosh, "Revolution in the Valley", is being reprinted in a paperback edition this week on October 20th. I haven't seen a physical copy yet, so when a book from O'Reilly arrived in the mail today, I assumed it was the paperback. Instead, it was the new Korean language edition, which apparently has a brand new cover and a surprising title change that they didn't bother to run by me. I was shocked at first, but it's kind of growing on me.___

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2011-10-07 06:55:19 (69 comments, 141 reshares, 627 +1s)Open 

Here is a rarely seen photo of Steve Jobs and myself that was taken in June 1981. The reason that we're dressed so formally is that we were ushers at Steve Wozniak's wedding to Candi Clark, who emailed me the photo earlier today. Maybe it helped inspire Steve's bow-tie phase a couple of years later; I'm pretty sure that I've never worn one since.

Here is a rarely seen photo of Steve Jobs and myself that was taken in June 1981. The reason that we're dressed so formally is that we were ushers at Steve Wozniak's wedding to Candi Clark, who emailed me the photo earlier today. Maybe it helped inspire Steve's bow-tie phase a couple of years later; I'm pretty sure that I've never worn one since.___

2011-10-06 04:52:49 (43 comments, 117 reshares, 845 +1s)Open 

Steve Jobs was my friend and hero for over thirty years. The Apple II changed my life before I met him, and working closely with him to create the original Macintosh was the high point of my career, if not my entire life. Steve was more than the greatest business person of his generation, he was a passionate artist who poured his soul into his work. I will miss him terribly, even though he will live on in Apple's products for many years to come.

Steve Jobs was my friend and hero for over thirty years. The Apple II changed my life before I met him, and working closely with him to create the original Macintosh was the high point of my career, if not my entire life. Steve was more than the greatest business person of his generation, he was a passionate artist who poured his soul into his work. I will miss him terribly, even though he will live on in Apple's products for many years to come.___

2011-09-26 21:01:43 (112 comments, 262 reshares, 251 +1s)Open 

I'm excited to see the "sharing circles" feature that I worked on launch today. For your enjoyment, here is a circle containing some of my favorite technology journalists.

Andy Hertzfeld shared a circle with you.

I'm excited to see the "sharing circles" feature that I worked on launch today. For your enjoyment, here is a circle containing some of my favorite technology journalists.

Andy Hertzfeld shared a circle with you.___

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2011-08-19 03:22:48 (249 comments, 290 reshares, 377 +1s)Open 

Today we’re rolling out a new feature that makes the Google+ bar float at the top of the screen when you scroll down. It also floats differently on big vs. small screens to maximize reading space. Let us know what you think in the comments!

#googleplusupdate

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Hi. My name is Andy Hertzfeld and I'm a designer and an engineer on the Google+ team.

One of my favorite features of Google+ is the black "plus bar" across the top, because it unites all of Google, putting most of my frequently used services a mere click away. The red notification count on the right lets me know when there's something new to view, and the drop-down sharing menu makes sharing to your circles accessible no matter what you're doing.

Unfortunately, like most users, I spend most of my time scrolled down in the stream, so the plus bar is usuallyn... more »

Today we’re rolling out a new feature that makes the Google+ bar float at the top of the screen when you scroll down. It also floats differently on big vs. small screens to maximize reading space. Let us know what you think in the comments!

#googleplusupdate

Video Transcript

Hi. My name is Andy Hertzfeld and I'm a designer and an engineer on the Google+ team.

One of my favorite features of Google+ is the black "plus bar" across the top, because it unites all of Google, putting most of my frequently used services a mere click away. The red notification count on the right lets me know when there's something new to view, and the drop-down sharing menu makes sharing to your circles accessible no matter what you're doing.

Unfortunately, like most users, I spend most of my time scrolled down in the stream, so the plus bar is usually not on the screen, so I don't have quick access to it. Today we’re fixing this -- let me show you.

We're rolling out a new feature that makes the plus bar and the thicker, gray navigation bar below it float at the top of the screen, so they're always accessible no matter how far down you've scrolled.

Of course, screen space is precious, especially on mobile devices, and we don't want to take up a large percentage of it with controls, no matter how useful they are. So we made the floating bar sensitive to the available space in the window.

Here I’ve made the window a little smaller, so notice that only the black bar stays on the screen when I scroll. Now I’ll make the window even smaller yet, and you’ll notice that now neither bar stays on the screen when I scroll, giving you maximum real estate to read your posts.

We've just started rolling out this feature, so you'll see it appear over the next few days.

Thanks for listening, and let us know what you think!___

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2011-08-06 04:13:44 (122 comments, 73 reshares, 468 +1s)Open 

Here's a recent photo of my original Apple II, serial number A2S1-1703, which I purchased in January 1978 for $1295. It was undoubtably the best purchase of my life. Suffused with the genius and irresistible personality of +Steve Wozniak, it inexorably drew me to Apple, like a moth to a flame.

Here's a recent photo of my original Apple II, serial number A2S1-1703, which I purchased in January 1978 for $1295. It was undoubtably the best purchase of my life. Suffused with the genius and irresistible personality of +Steve Wozniak, it inexorably drew me to Apple, like a moth to a flame.___

2011-07-23 18:51:50 (34 comments, 157 reshares, 265 +1s)Open 

Here's a tremendous recent episode from NPR's superb This American Life series exposing one of the most hypocritical and harmful companies that I'm aware of, Intellectual Ventures.

Intellectual Ventures is a Microsoft spin-off that's kind of a hi-tech shake-down racket, where they buy up patents on the cheap (over 30,000 so far) and try to intimidate tech companies into licensing agreements, while pretending to be on the side of creativity and invention.

The insanity of software patents is one of the most damaging forces in the tech industry these days, so it's heartening to see journalists shining some light on the issue.

Here's a tremendous recent episode from NPR's superb This American Life series exposing one of the most hypocritical and harmful companies that I'm aware of, Intellectual Ventures.

Intellectual Ventures is a Microsoft spin-off that's kind of a hi-tech shake-down racket, where they buy up patents on the cheap (over 30,000 so far) and try to intimidate tech companies into licensing agreements, while pretending to be on the side of creativity and invention.

The insanity of software patents is one of the most damaging forces in the tech industry these days, so it's heartening to see journalists shining some light on the issue.___

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2011-07-18 05:40:31 (66 comments, 51 reshares, 170 +1s)Open 

Please welcome +Bill Atkinson to Google+. Bill was my mentor at Apple, and the author of some of the most essential software in Apple's history: QuickDraw, the lightning-fast graphics package at the heart of the UI, MacPaint, the original killer app for the Mac, and Hypercard, which in 1987 turned countless users into programmers and set the stage for the web.

Bill's latest project is PhotoCard, an iPhone and iPad application that enables composing and sending beautiful picture postcards- check it out at the link below.

Please welcome +Bill Atkinson to Google+. Bill was my mentor at Apple, and the author of some of the most essential software in Apple's history: QuickDraw, the lightning-fast graphics package at the heart of the UI, MacPaint, the original killer app for the Mac, and Hypercard, which in 1987 turned countless users into programmers and set the stage for the web.

Bill's latest project is PhotoCard, an iPhone and iPad application that enables composing and sending beautiful picture postcards- check it out at the link below.___

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2011-07-10 19:24:43 (36 comments, 159 reshares, 390 +1s)Open 

My http://folklore.org site is a repository of anecdotes about the development of Apple's original Macintosh computer. One of my favorite features is the way it displays a relevant quotation under the team photo near the top of the index page.

When I was developing the site, I assembled a collection of quotes that reflect on the spirit and values of Apple and the Macintosh, and have slowly added to it in the following years. Here are some of my favorites:

The best way to predict the future is to invent it. -- Alan Kay

People who are really serious about software should make their own hardware. -- Alan Kay

Good artists copy, great artists steal. -- Picasso via Steve Jobs

It's better to be a pirate than join the Navy -- Steve Jobs

There's only one rule in user interface design: Make the user happy. -- Bill... more »

My http://folklore.org site is a repository of anecdotes about the development of Apple's original Macintosh computer. One of my favorite features is the way it displays a relevant quotation under the team photo near the top of the index page.

When I was developing the site, I assembled a collection of quotes that reflect on the spirit and values of Apple and the Macintosh, and have slowly added to it in the following years. Here are some of my favorites:

The best way to predict the future is to invent it. -- Alan Kay

People who are really serious about software should make their own hardware. -- Alan Kay

Good artists copy, great artists steal. -- Picasso via Steve Jobs

It's better to be a pirate than join the Navy -- Steve Jobs

There's only one rule in user interface design: Make the user happy. -- Bill Atkinson

The future is here. It's just not evenly distributed yet. -- William Gibson

Real artists ship. -- Steve Jobs

He not busy being born is busy dying. -- Bob Dylan

It is your work in life that is the ultimate seduction. -- Pablo Picasso

Every act of creation is first of all an act of destruction. -- Pablo Picasso

Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth. -- Pablo Picasso

He can who thinks he can, and he can't who thinks he can't. This is an inexorable, indisputable law. -- Pablo Picasso


Form follows function - that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union. -- Frank Lloyd Wright

The details are not the details. They make the design. -- Charles Eames

Hell, there are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something. -- Thomas Edison

Make it as simple as possible. But no simpler. -- Albert Einstein

The physicist's greatest tool is his wastebasket. -- Albert Einstein

If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn. -- Charlie Parker

I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones. -- John Cage

To live outside the law you must be honest. -- Bob Dylan


Technique alone is never enough. You have to have passion. Technique alone is just an embroidered pot holder. -- Raymond Chandler

The noun of self becomes a verb. This flashpoint of creation in the present moment is where work and play merge. -- Stephen Nachmanovich

The creation of art is not the fulfillment of a need but the creation of a need. The world never needed Beethoven's Fifth Symphony until he created it. Now we could not live without it. -- Louis Kahn

An invincible determination can accomplish almost anything and in this lies the great distinction between great men and little men. -- Thomas Fuller

Great software requires a fanatical devotion to beauty. -- Paul Graham

Less is more. -- Mies van der Rohe

The recipe for great work is: very exacting taste, plus the ability to gratify it.- Paul Graham

To love what you do and feel that it matters - how could anything be more fun? -- Katharine Graham

If everything is under control, you're going too slow. -- Mario Andretti

The only way to do great work is to love what you do. -- Steve Jobs___

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2011-07-09 19:26:59 (90 comments, 7 reshares, 137 +1s)Open 

The first thing to know about me is that I am a big Bob Dylan fan. Here are my current top 5 favorite Bob Dylan studio albums:

1. Blonde on Blonde
2. Blood on the Tracks
3. Time Out Of Mind
4. Bringing It All Back Home
5. Highway 61 Revisited

Funny how "Time Out Of Mind" is climbing up the list as I get older...

The first thing to know about me is that I am a big Bob Dylan fan. Here are my current top 5 favorite Bob Dylan studio albums:

1. Blonde on Blonde
2. Blood on the Tracks
3. Time Out Of Mind
4. Bringing It All Back Home
5. Highway 61 Revisited

Funny how "Time Out Of Mind" is climbing up the list as I get older...___

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