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Mon, Jul 6, 2015The Teams-Large-And-Small Edition

“My Model For Business Is The Beatles”: Why Steve Jobs Was No Lone Hero, by Rich Karlgaard and Michael S. Malone

And though he remained the same mercurial, rash, dangerously unpredictable, and impetuous Steve Jobs who had been driven out of Apple in 1985, he had learned two important pieces of wisdom in the interim: (1) Build a company that rewards risk rather than punishes it; and (2) Never forget that all successful enterprises, no matter how big and wealthy, are an aggregation of teams large and small, loyal and renegade, stabilizing and anarchistic, from the lowliest engineers to executive row—all of them working, sometimes in harmony and sometimes at cross-purposes, toward the success of the company.

The Surprising Genius Of Apple's Beats 1 Radio, by Mike Elgan, Computerworld

When Beats 1 was announced, it seemed ordinary and unremarkable -- and it would have been if Apple had followed the common path, which is to create a separate radio station for every genre. Instead, Apple came out with one station. In doing so, it set that station apart from all others in a major way.


Apple Updates OS X Server For Yosemite To 4.1.3, by MacNN

Take Your Kids On A Digital Field Trip, by Jinny Gudmundsen, USA Today

Apps can be a great way to broaden your kid's perspective on the world. With just the tap of your finger, you can whisk your child away to explore a farm, a city, or even the woods. With the right apps, children learn about each new location by playing inside it, including driving a tractor, sampling food trucks in a city park, and watching a deer cavort in the forest. Here's a closer look at three outstanding digital field trip apps.

Typinator 6.6, by Agen G. N. Schmitz, TidBITS


Safari Is The New IE 2: Revenge Of The Linkbait, by Nolan Lawson

Apple’s lack of engagement with the broader web community has also been damaging to their reputation. By not making the effort to attend meetups, write blog posts, or set up forums for feedback, it’s no wonder developers are left with the impression that Apple doesn’t care about the web. Even just sending a developer evangelist to a few meetups to smile, nod, and answer questions politely would do wonders for their public perception.

Furthermore, Apple’s lack of boots on the ground at everyday developer soirées means that they’re increasingly out of touch with what developers want from the web platform. The fact that so many meetups and conferences have sprung up recently, and the fact that the web is fast becoming the world’s most advanced cross-platform application runtime are not isolated incidents. Developers like myself are getting excited about the web precisely because it’s supplanting all the old application paradigms. But as I pointed out above, the “appy” aspects of the web are exactly where Safari tends to falter.

Another Downside Of Automatic App Updating, by Michael Tsai

Human Curation Is Back, by Jean-Louis Gassée, Monday Note

The limitations of algorithmic curation of news and culture has prompted a return to the use of actual humans to select, edit, and explain. Who knows, this might spread to another less traditional media: apps.

They Do Take Security Seriously, by lvh

The World's Tallest Cow Dies After A Lifetime Of Photoshop Accusations, by Lauren O'Neil, CBC

We know what you're thinking, and to answer your question: "No, it's not fake."

Parting Words

The original NYT motto was so much better.

— Neil King (@NKingofDC) July 3, 2015

Thanks for reading.