A technology icon passes, and the world takes notice. Steve Jobs passing is sad, given how young he was, and what other technology changes he might have brought to transpire, but for now, we can simply enjoy how Apple changed the playing field in so many areas. As a technologist Jobs wasn’t the best, but he was able to create interest (read hype) about things and with that changed how the world viewed technologies, and for that I think the world owes him a tip of the hat. His death creates a hole for another fair haired person to step in and be the next media technology darling (no Larry Ellison, I don’t mean you). Who will that be?
The Ontario election is over too yawn and I’ll talk more about that next week, but I think I am thankful that it is all over for now, of course if it is a minority situation then we might be doing this again soon.
The autumn leaves are falling and it is a long weekend ahead here in Canada, so enjoy your long weekend, don’t eat too much turkey, and start getting ready for Halloween (or is that Christmas).
While I sit here with my iPhone and my iPod, neither of which had ground breaking technology, but still are the defacto standards for their technology niche, I wonder what might have been without Steve Jobs, and wonder what I was writing about this week too:
- Lamenting that October begins with the world economy heading into the crapper, I also included my favorite oldie but goodie posts as well
- Losing weight and debt reduction are remarkably similar as I pointed out in Numbers, Debt and Weight Loss
- My youngest daughter surprised me with her frugality as I pointed out in lead us not into temptation
- I let Louis CK make the point for me with bank fees (a video discussion)
- If you lived in Ontario, I hope you voted with election day comes to Ontario 2011, more about that next week
And thanks to those who added me on Twitter I am now over 900 folks who follow me, wow!
Will technology without it’s messianic self-described leader? Don’t think these bloggers would write too much about that:
- Preet actually had a Guest Post to his blog this week which gave us an introdcution to Tusk Trader with Traders make fun of Analysts all the time.
- Larry MacDonald has shown great prognosticating skills and now officially makes the recession call!, although what prize you get for calling an economic downturn, I am not sure?
- Michael James points out why to be wary when Sears financial makes a “no interest with minimum payments” offer, sounds pretty underhanded to me.
- Canadian Capitalist updates us on the Sleepy Portfolio 3Q-2011 report card seems to be chugging along at a good pace.
- Our amigo My Own Advisor tips us to three picks for the dividend growth index interesting choices.
- Boomer of Boomer and Echo wonders what if you are not University Material? Darn good question.
- Canadian Couch Potato adds some more sentiments about experts and their opinions with so much for the consensus view which points out that analysts have predicted 12 out of the last 3 recessions
- Jon Chevreau shows a schizophrenic side with why findependance day isn’t just another knock off of the Wealthy Barber, interviewing yourself is a bit worrisome really.
Have alook at my micro-blog on Twitter, where you can see a whole plethora of good articles and pithy comments by me as well. Twitter feed where I re-tweet many great articles by some of my featured writers (and make the occasional odd or off colour commentary on life (in 140 characters or less)). I am also on Digg as Big Cajun Man, on reddit, Tumblr and other Social Media sites (look for the BigCajunMan userid) as well.
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“It’s more fun to be a pirate than to join the navy.”
Author: (Steve Jobs, 1985)