Are Creative Pros Going to Have to Force-Quit Apple?

“So if Apple just becomes a place where computers are a commodity item and where the romance is gone, and where people forget that computers are the most incredible invention that man has ever invented, then I’ll feel I have lost Apple. But if I’m a million miles away and all those people still feel those things and they’re still working to make the next great personal computer, then I will feel that my genes are still in there.” ~Steve Jobs

Source: Newsweek, Sep. 29 1985

This particular blog post really should be a letter to Apple CEO, Tim Cook. And maybe when I’m done writing it, I’ll decide to send it to him.

The Inspiration Folder – Magical Sharing that Keeps Giving

Working in the Creative Industry is a lovely, wonderful, amazing, horrible, maddening thing. Just like art. When we’re lucky enough to be making something for ourselves or a client that truly resonates with who we are and what we stand for as artists, it’s nothing short of bliss. As much as is possible, I try …

One for the Nerds: Keeping Your Presets Current on All of Your Workstations – Automatically

If you’re not a digital artist, and don’t consider yourself a bit of a computer nerd, this post will probably be of little interest to you. I’ll try to entertain you with pretty pictures just to keep you from dozing off. For the rest of you who identify with the above, what follows is very …

A Public Service Announcement about Passwords, the Cloud, Your Computer and Your Phone

If you follow these sorts of nerdy tech things, you may have heard about the Wired reporter who had his entire online life hacked a few days ago. Mat Honan freely admits he should have known better, but he was like too many people who are increasingly putting their lives online in ever connecting ways. …