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Farewell to an Iconic CEO; Hello to an Iconic Game

by Employee on ‎08-26-2011 03:55 PM

weekly_RoundUp_AtHome.jpgThis week brought the news that Steve Jobs is stepping down as CEO of Apple, most likely because of worsening health issues.  A flood of news coverage ensued, and sometimes seemed sadly like a eulogy.  But it’s altogether appropriate that the media is lauding Jobs for his countless achievements, and as a man who made an indelible mark not just on technology, but on culture as well.  From the first MAC computer and MacBook, to all the i-Devices (iPod, iTunes, iPhone and iPad), a steady stream of technology that’s changed the world was delivered by Apple under Jobs’ leadership.


I highly recommend this CNN story that concisely and poignantly outlines Jobs’ career and, more important, some of his philosophy on life and work.  CNET News also carries a nice compendium of videos that illustrate Jobs’ charisma and natural salesmanship. There’s also a good look at Jobs’ successor, Tim Cook, here.


Game alert!  EA Sports’ Madden NFL 12 video game hits the shelves next week (Aug. 30) for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.  According to the Wall Street Journal’s reviewer Adam Najberg, the new game is more amazingly realistic than ever before and was enhanced by new camera-capture technology similar to that used by James Cameron in creating the film Avatar.  Najberg said the realism extends not just to 100 new tackle animations and life-like player renderings, but also to elaborate pre-game festivities, coin tosses, players getting dirty, fields deteriorating and graphic details all the way down to individual blades of grass.  All this fun comes at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price just shy of $60.


Have a great weekend, everyone, and stay safe if you're in the path of Hurricane Irene. For some communications tips for riding out the storm, see Bill Kula's Aug. 25 post at Verizon at Home.

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