Steve Jobs

This Week in Boomer History: Peace Corps … Concorde … Greatest!

Posted on 02/23/2014 by |News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

Bulletin TodayNoteworthy events from our shared experience Cassius Clay (later Muhammad Ali) becomes heavyweight champion of the world on Feb. 25, 1964, when Sonny Liston doesn’t answer the bell for the seventh round. “Incredibly, the loud-mouthed, bragging, insulting youngster had been telling the truth all along,” writes Robert Lipsyte in the New York Times. Steve Jobs is born Feb. 24, 1955. In 1976 he starts Apple Computer with Steve Wozniak and Ron Wayne, who sells his shares for $800 the same year. …

Movies for Grownups Weekend Preview

Posted on 08/15/2013 by |Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentWhat’s good and grown up in theaters this weekend. The newest: Lee Daniels’ The Butler Litigation resulted in a title change to feature the name of the film’s director; it might have worked better as Forest Whitaker is the Butler. Or maybe Oprah Winfrey is the Wife of the Butler. No matter; this is worth seeing for Whitaker as White House butler Cecil Gaines, Robin Williams as President Eisenhower and Jane Fonda as Nancy Reagan.   Paranoia Few actors command the …

Could That Be a $671,400 Relic in Your Garage?

Posted on 05/29/2013 by |Who's News | Comments

Bulletin Today | TechnologyIf you were one of the 200 or so people who bought an Apple-1 computer back in 1976 or 1977 and still have it on a shelf in the back of your garage, guess what? You’re in the chips. And we don’t mean microprocessor chips, either. The technology news website ZDNet reports that a surviving Apple-1, the computer giant’s first product, fetched a breathtaking $671,400 at a German auction. Other Apple-1s have fetched six-figure prices in the past, but this …

Steve Jobs: Designing for All of Us

Posted on 10/6/2011 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

LegacyWhat has Steve wrought? Here at AARP, we’ll remember him because of the far-away grandchildren and kids we used iChat to talk to. We’ll remember Steve because of the Apple Extended Keyboard, whose wide, broad keys made typing a pleasure, especially for those with arthritis. We’ll remember Steve’s Apple for its VoiceOver technology – when it came out in 2005, it was the first screenreading technology that was baked into an operating system. It was just there – part of …

How I Found Apple: The Projectionist’s Computer

Posted on 10/6/2011 by |Technology | Comments

LegacyLike millions, I caught the news about the death of Steve Jobs glancing at Twitter on my iPhone after dinner. I was seeing the fire hose of social media reaction 45 minutes after major news outlets broke the story. Rather than gorge on tweets and obits, I decided I needed to gather some things to make a little shrine (pictured above) to burn off some nervous energy and collect my thoughts. The trip to the grocery store to pick up …

The Takeaway: Steve Jobs Dies; Palin Out For 2012; Alzheimer’s Infectious?

Posted on 10/6/2011 by |Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayDeath of a Visionary:  Steve Jobs, the iconic Apple co-founder who’s influenced 21st century technology, computing, gadgetry and culture in inestimable ways, has died. He was 56. There’s no doubt Jobs was an innovator. The creativity he put into technology will forever change how we communicate–from Gen Z to boomers.  He moved technology from crowded garages to pockets, took entertainment from record stores to iTunes. Steve Jobs gave us the future,” says Washington Post reporter Hank Stuever. “A sense of ourselves moving …