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October 2010

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Percentages are hard

Saw this ad for a Giant Cupcake mold. 

 
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I’m not sure but this cupcake mold looks a lot bigger than “25% larger” than a standard cupcake.  I’m not exactly sure how much bigger they’re trying to say it is.

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NYTimes.com: Toddlers’ Favorite Toy: The iPhone

NYTimes.com: Toddlers’ Favorite Toy: The iPhone

Still, Dr. Hirsh-Pasek, struck on a recent visit to New York City by how many parents were handing over their iPhones to their little children in the subway, said she understands the impulse. “This is a magical phone,” she said. “I must admit I’m addicted to this phone.”

It is interesting to see how quickly very young toddlers can learn to use an iPad or an iPhone.  It says a lot about how intuitive Apple’s touch interface is.

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CNN.com: Average teen sends 3,339 texts per month

CNN.com: Average teen sends 3,339 texts per month

…teen females send an incredible 4,050 text per month, while teen males send an average of 2,539 texts. Teens are sending 8 percent more texts than they were this time last year.

That’s for ages 13-17.  Texting drops off dramatically with current older age groups.  It’s a stunning amount of texts and I wonder if this is a behavior change and that this high rate of texting will continue as this batch of teens grows older.

Technology

Cult of Mac: John Sculley On Steve Jobs, The Full Interview Transcript

Cult of Mac: John Sculley On Steve Jobs, The Full Interview Transcript

I remember going into Steve’s house and he had almost no furniture in it. He just had a picture of Einstein, whom he admired greatly, and he had a  Tiffany lamp and a chair and a bed. He just didn’t believe in having lots of things around but he was incredibly careful in what he selected. The same thing was true with Apple.

A fascinating interview with John Sculley, former Apple CEO about Steve Jobs.  Great insights into how Steve Jobs and Apple does business.