1. a hip-hop song apparently came out by a guy named “Fabolous” (don’t blame me if he’s super-duper famous because I’m not into rap). It’s called… wait for it… “Steve Jobs”. Excerpt from the chorus:
man used to be Mac’ing but now I’m Steve Jobbin’ man
got 2 choices
you can stay broke or grind
2. Steve sent an email last week about the future of Airplay to a guy asking for compatibility with Safari and 3rd party apps:
Yep, hope to add these features to Airplay in 2011.
3. I found this picture of a guy’s desk. See, I told you I wasn’t the fanboyest SJ fanboy on the planet! 😉
The important stuff is coming next.
Rather than starting the week by telling you about Steve’s latest emails (folders in iBooks, AirPrint-compatible printers), and the rumors about the upcoming joint Steve Jobs/Rupert Murdoch keynote, I thought I’d start by showing you some artwork I stumbled upon a couple of days ago.
The artist is a 45-year old painter from Southern Cal, Alex Gross. His paintings are quite sinister… I just love them. 🙂 One of his dominant themes is today’s consumer society, and it is frequently illustrated with references to Apple products and even the Apple culture. For example:
End User (2010)
This one is particularly interesting:
Kool Aid Drinkers (2010)
As you know, ever since the 1980s, people who absorbed everything Steve Jobs/Apple said were famed as “drinkers of the (Steve Jobs/Apple/Mac/whatever…) Kool Aid”.
Have you ever seen a painting with a Windows PC or an Android phone in it?
… me neither.