I pay $120/year for one of the 300 periodicals highlighted in Apple’s new Apple News+, so I will likely subscribe to the $10/month service.* However, this launch crystallizes a contemporary conundrum, more is not always more.
I would rather pay half price for 5% of the periodicals. Let me pick 15 of the 300 I truly value. I don’t value having access to 300 periodicals, just like I don’t value having access to 100 television channels. It only distracts me further.
Steve Jobs, who famously honed Apple’s focus on far fewer hardware products upon his return to the company, understood less is almost always more. Today’s launch is decidedly non-Jobsian.
But that won’t stop millions from biting and Apple from transforming news, gaming, and television. And me, as an AAPL investor, making even more money.
*although I’ll lose access to the hard copy, and most likely, the website
One college student’s opinion about one professor.
“Passionate about her work but poor people skills. Interrupts students and even fellow faculty while speaking. Often ignores or invalidates comments even when requested. Seemingly judges based on appearance and admittedly judges based in writing skill. Unsympathetic to life circumstances, not a teacher willing to work with you. Good yoga instructor.”
LOVE that pivot at the end, but maybe shoulda started with that.
Vice was my favorite because my daughter took me for my birthday and paid for my ticket. No check that, Kala Shah Kala was my favorite because it was a hoot and the Good Wife and I were the only non Indians in the Victoria, British Columbia theater. No wait, Roma because of the cinematography and “monitor NBA boxscores at the same time” pace. No no, Shoplifters, yeah Shoplifters because at the end of it my date sat glued in her seat and said it was the best movie she’d ever seen. No, Bohemian Rhapsody because I’m a young hard man shouting in the street and I’m gonna take on the world someday. And I’ve got blood on my face and I’m a big disgrace, wavin’ my banner all over the place.
2. Comparing transit levels across U.S. cities. 3.5 out of every 100 workers in my fair city of Olympia, WA commute to work by bicycle, fifth best in the Specific Northwest. I guess the fourth person bikes one way and drives the other.
4. How to turn schools into happier places. Respond to conflicts in non-punitive ways. Work to improve school climate. An aside, I can’t remember the last time I heard the Prevaricator-in-Chief say anything at all about public schooling. Which, I greatly appreciate.