Tim Cahill’s 1987 interview with Kubrick, while he was promoting Full Metal Jacket:
If the work is good, what you say about it is usually irrelevant.
I don’t know. Perhaps it’s vanity, this idea that the work isbigger than one’s capacity to describe it. Some people can dointerviews. They’re very slick, and they neatly evade this hatefulconceptualizing. Fellini is good; his interviews are very amusing.He just makes jokes and says preposterous things that you know hecan’t possibly mean.
I mean, I’m doing interviews to help the film, and I think they dohelp the film, so I can’t complain. But it isn’t…it’s… it’sdifficult.
It’s extremely likely that the iPad 2 and the iPod Touch share theexact same camera (although we won’t know for sure until iFixittears one open to see). It seems that it will be fine for movies,and bad for photos. […]
Indeed, based on the published specs and a few test photos I shot at last week’s iPad introduction event, the iPad 2’s cameras are either identical or very similar to those in the iPod Touch — and definitely not of the caliber of the iPhone 4’s. Here’s a test photo I snapped with an iPad 2 in the hands-on demo area, and a corresponding photo taken with my iPhone 4.
Chris Stout argues here that the iPhone 4’s camera might not even fit in the iPad 2. I’m sure Apple could have found some sort of higher-quality camera that would have fit; the question is simply a matter of trade-offs: quality vs. cost. They could have added more RAM, or fashioned it out of solid gold instead of aluminum, too.
Still, for a device that costs a minimum of $500, it would be niceto have a better image sensor, rather than thesebottom-of-the-barrel ones Apple insists on using. Will we ever getone? It’s starting to look rather doubtful.
Yes, I’m sure there will never be another iPad.?
Pinboard creator Maciej Ceglowski, on the day Delicious’s demise leaked:
Before this moment, our relationship to Delicious had been that ofa tick to an elephant. We were a niche site and in the course ofeighteen months had siphoned off about six thousand users from ourmassive competitor, a pace I was was very happy with and hoped tosustain through 2011. But now the Senior Vice President for BadDecisions at Yahoo had decided to give us a little help.
And, toward the end of the story:
If Pinboard were not a paid service, we could not have stayed upon December 16, and I would have been forced to either seekoutside funding or close signups. Instead, I was immediately ableto hire contractors, add hardware, and put money in the bankagainst further development.
Terrific toy photography by Vesa Lehtimäki. (Via John Nack.)?
Jonathan Geller, Boy Genius Report, earlier today:
Oh, and we?ve also been told iOS 4.3 will be available fordownload publicly at 10AM PT today. Fire up iTunes and get yourupdate trigger-finger ready!
California based The Playforge announced that Zombie Farm has reached 11 million iOS downloads within weeks of celebrating its one year anniversary on the iTunes App Store. Zombie Farm players have logged over 6,800 years of game time since February, 2010. Its success continues to build in the new year as the number of daily active players reached an all-time high in January. Zombie Farm has a massive, loyal, fan base that truly enjoy checking in with their lovable zombie horde.
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Great walkthrough of the various options from Marco Arment.
I bought a 3G iPad last year, but I don’t think I ever will again, now that the iPhone (4, and, presumably, newer models going forward) supports Wi-Fi hotspot tethering. I still have my Verizon iPhone 4 review unit from Apple, and the hotspot tethering works great for getting everything I carry around online. (I even used it last week in San Francisco to get my personal AT&T iPhone 4 online at my hotel, where I wasn’t getting a usable 3G signal from AT&T.) Getting an iPad online via hotspot tethering is not quite as convenient as with a 3G iPad where networking “just works” instantly, but it’s close enough. By getting a Wi-Fi-only iPad, you save $130 off the device, and for $20 a month to enable iPhone tethering, you can get anything online, not just the iPad itself.?
So it’s not bad enough that ViewSonic’s new ViewPad tablet dual-boots with two OSes (Windows 7 and Android 1.6), neither of which are meant for use on a tablet. ViewSonic’s own promotional image for the product shows it running, of all things, a slightly-disguised screenshot of Mac OS X. How does anyone take this seriously??
He thinks tomorrow.?