He wasn’t right all of the time but all of the time he was absolutely sure about what he decided was right. And, most importantly, he had no problem at all with the concept of changing his mind.
This certainty gave the whole of Apple a collective certainty about their message and their vision.
Here’s some wild and crazy speculation on the possible new iMac, due mid-2013.
The glass and the display will be all that you see from the front. There will be no lower band of aluminum.
The display will be sharp enough to be touted as retina, in that fonts will look gorgeous, but it won’t be as high res as the MacBook because you’re sitting further away. The guts will be entirely solid state apart from the fans.
If you absolutely require an optical drive there’s an external one available.
If you require a bigger drive for storage there’s the all-new Mac Pro as an alternative.
What you end up with is essentially a Thunderbolt Display with a MacBook Pro inside it; very easy to manufacture because of the small number of parts and the exotic parts brought down in price through mass production.
There will be grizzles about the lack of upgradability but it’ll be an ideal machine for the other ninety percent.
My latest depression lasted one week, followed by one day where my body was on red alert; so-called fight or flight mode. That’s a hard one to crack. All of those off the shelf relaxation techniques go right out the window.
In the end I think I cancelled it out by simply putting on some loose and comfortable clothes, and cuddling the cats. Ommm.
Since the drugs wore off my state of mind has been normal to euphoric, until last Wednesday when I suffered a financial setback that meant that we would be literally out of money for a week. That triggered a real depression (or maybe that depression would have come anyway, who knows?) that I’ve only popped out of today (Monday).
Nothing that I tried had any effect on the length of the depression, but I think the techniques I remembered and called on, prevented it from getting much worse. For instance I remembered that negative thoughts would enter my head, or sometimes just feelings, and that I wasn’t obligated to believe them or dwell on them. I said to myself that right now I’m in a state of depression: I’m not going to act or dwell on anything until its over.
At one stage I found myself very angry over something that happened, and I turned it around by giving that something a more positive spin. That spin might not be true but it dissipated the anger and that’s all that matters.
I’m using an application called active voice for the iPhone. It allows me to talk into the phone and check with my speech and send them to text. This should be really handy for when I went to post something to the blog. It will be a lot quicker than typing.
The above was dictated. Not too shabby.