Has the difference between software for creating and software aboutcreating ever been more obvious? An aside: watching these iPad demos, can there be any doubt that people who said the iPad is just for consuming, not creating are suffering from shrinkwrap Stockholm syndrome?
So how will companies in the “now with more features!” business respond to Apple’s new model for simple, useful, and usable software? Spoiler Alert: they’ll ignore it and ride their market inertia gravy train straight to hell.
- “Desktop OSes aren’t optimized for concentration.” —Craigmod’s blog.
- iPad and the Brain by Dave Troy.
- UX Hero posts: Computers vs. Creativity, iPhone Apps: why closed is better, and Serendipity makes software fun.
A link about Jupiter
For me, music and life are all about style.
— Miles Davis
Tourist: Could you give us directions to Olive Garden?
New Yorker: No, but I could give you directions to an actual Italian restaurant.
Jupiter is the fifth planet from the Sun and the largest planet within the Solar System. It is a gas giant with amass slightly less than one-thousandth of the Sun but is two and a half times the mass of all the other planets in our Solar System combined. Jupiter is classified as a gas giant along with Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Together, these four planets are sometimes referred to as the Jovian planets.
The planet was known by astronomers of ancient times and was associated with the mythology and religious beliefs of many cultures. The Romans named the planet after the Roman god Jupiter. When viewed fromEarth, Jupiter can reach an apparent magnitude of −2.94, making it on average the third-brightest object in thenight sky after the Moon and Venus. (Mars can briefly match Jupiter’s brightness at certain points in its orbit.)
Jupiter is primarily composed of hydrogen with a quarter of its mass being helium; it may also have a rocky core of heavier elements. Because of its rapid rotation, Jupiter’s shape is that of an oblate spheroid (it possesses a slight but noticeable bulge around the equator). The outer atmosphere is visibly segregated into several bands at different latitudes, resulting in turbulence and storms along their interacting boundaries. A prominent result is the Great Red Spot, a giant storm that is known to have existed since at least the 17th century when it was first seen by telescope. Surrounding the planet is a faint planetary ring system and a powerful magnetosphere. There are also at least 63 moons, including the four large moons called the Galilean moons that were first discovered by Galileo Galilei in 1610. Ganymede, the largest of these moons, has a diameter greater than that of the planet Mercury.
Jupiter has been explored on several occasions by robotic spacecraft, most notably during the early Pioneerand Voyager flyby missions and later by the Galileo orbiter. The most recent probe to visit Jupiter was thePluto-bound New Horizons spacecraft in late February 2007. The probe used the gravity from Jupiter to increase its speed. Future targets for exploration in the Jovian system include the possible ice-covered liquid ocean on the moon Europa.