June 19, 2013 |
For anyone with a smartphone or tablet, it is the most fundamental of gestures. A simple swipe or "pull" of the finger, and the screen is "refreshed" - revealing the presence of new e-mails, tweets, messages, whatever. The brainchild of some vast corporation? Nope. Meet Loren Brichter, a low-key 28-year-old who lives in Bella Vista. "Pull-to-refresh" was a feature of an app that he created in 2008, which allowed people to use Twitter with their iPhones. Twitter bought him out in 2010, and after working there for a year or two, he now has created another company.
December 21, 2012 |
Marion Marguerite Stokes, 83, a librarian and social justice advocate who was a coproducer of a 1960s Sunday morning TV talk show entitled Input , died of lung disease Friday, Dec. 14, at her home in Rittenhouse Square. From 1967 to 1969, Mrs. Stokes and her future husband, John Stokes Jr., were co-producers, with David Van Meter, of Input, on which a panel would discuss key issues. The show aired on Channel 10. Mrs. Stokes often appeared on the show with her future husband.
November 27, 2011
By Walter Isaacson Simon & Schuster. 630 pp. $35 Reviewed by Michael D. Schaffer Steve Jobs was all about things: elegantly designed things, wondrously innovative things, meticulously made things. Heck, let's steal his own quote: Steve Jobs was all about "insanely great" things. And about people? Not so much. Yelling and humiliation were mainstays of his management style; kindness was rare, meanness was not. Yet, along with the rage went a charisma that mesmerized those who worked with him and for him, drawing them into his dreams, with amazing results.
October 6, 2011 |
CUPERTINO, Calif. - Steve Jobs, who sparked a revolution in the technology industry then presided over it as Silicon Valley's radiant Sun King, died Wednesday. He was 56 when he died, ahead of his time to the very end. The incandescent center of a tech universe around which all the other planets revolved, Mr. Jobs had a genius for stylish design and a boyish sense of what was "cool. " According to a spokesman for Apple Inc. - the company Mr. Jobs cofounded when he was just 21 and turned into one of the world's great industrial-design houses - he suffered from a recurrence of the pancreatic cancer for which he had undergone surgery in 2004.
October 5, 2011 |
CUPERTINO, Calif. - Steve Jobs, who sparked a revolution in the technology industry then presided over it as Silicon Valley's radiant Sun King, died Wednesday. The incandescent center of a tech universe around which all the other planets revolved, Jobs had a genius for stylish design and a boyish sense of what was "cool. " He was 56 when he died, ahead of his time to the very end. According to a spokesman for Apple Inc. - the company Jobs co-founded when he was just 21 and turned into one of the world's great industrial-design houses - he suffered from a recurrence of the pancreatic cancer for which he had undergone surgery in 2004.
August 26, 2011 |
SAN JOSE, Calif. - He was the visionary techie, the marketing genius, the choleric corporate leader who could never quite scrub the rebel out of his soul. But most of all, standing there in his black mock turtleneck at the intersection of passion and technology, Steve Jobs seemed to know intuitively what consumers needed in their lives, even before they themselves could put a finger on it. Decades after co-creating Apple Inc., one of the planet's most storied companies, then leaving it behind, then returning to reinvent it and pump it full of high-voltage ideas until it became the world's most-valuable tech company, Jobs leaves a cultural landscape forever altered by his gadgetry and gusto.
May 30, 2011 |
In 1942, Rita Gilbert was among the first to volunteer for the Waves, the women's branch of the Navy. A college graduate, she took her military training at Smith College and was assigned to a military publications office in Washington. And there, her daughter Laurie said, she helped write and edit the Waves' recruitment brochure, "The Story of You in Navy Blue. " On Monday, May 16, Rita Gilbert Macintosh, 94, a former corporate art director and Montgomery County school speech therapist, died at home at Cathedral Village, a retirement community in Andorra.
July 22, 2008 |
ASSOCIATED PRESS Macintosh and iPod sales helped boost Apple Inc.'s fiscal third-quarter earnings 31 percent, beating Wall Street's expectations yesterday, but investors pummeled the stock after Apple issued soft guidance for the current quarter. Steve Jobs, Apple's chief executive officer, did not join the conference call with investors as he commonly does, prompting an analyst to inquire about his health. Jobs has survived pancreatic cancer. "He has no plan to leave Apple," chief financial officer Peter Oppenheimer responded.
January 22, 2004 |
Twenty years ago today, Jan. 22, 1984, Apple Computer Inc. used a revolutionary television commercial to launch a revolutionary product: the Macintosh. The Orwellian-themed commercial aired just once - during the Super Bowl - and showed a rebellious woman running through an audience of dronelike humans to smash a big-screen image of Big Brother, a not-very-subtle shot at IBM's dominance of the personal-computer industry. Two days later, the Macintosh went on sale, energizing the industry with its user-friendly mouse and a point-and-click screen that eliminated the need for users to learn arcane commands to open and manipulate the computer's files.
May 24, 2002 |
Here we go, Grandma: A mouse is not a rodent, there are no spiders in this Web, and nothing will crawl in if we leave the windows open. Got it? The hard wires at Chestnut Ridge Middle School crossed generational lines yesterday when the Washington Township sixth graders invited their grandparents to a technology tutorial. It was an opportunity for the grandparents to see what their progeny have learned in computer class this year - and a chance to see what they don't know about the Information Age. "It's amazing," said Marie Densten, 70, sitting with her 12-year-old granddaughter, Veronica.