Everything you want to know about Steve Jobs has by now been written or shown on television. Let me select just two. First, the logo above was drawn by Jonathan Mak of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Edward Land, founder of Poloroid. He was really famous then, but, I quote from his talk:
No wonder Poloraid came and went. Well, at least they went bankrupt in 2001, re-formed, but got out of the instant photo business in 2008. Their leader believed in understanding history, which, he thought, was more important than thinking creatively. However, Dr. Land's final paragraph was:
Hmmm....Simple Solutions for Planet Earth and Humanity. Maybe I learned something that came from my subconscious, for until I Googled the above, I did not have the faintest idea that Edward Land was my commencement speaker.
15 minute statement:
Well, there was a major emergency, and I had to get to the airport, but, it turned out not to be as important as I thought, so I stayed the night at the ANA Narita Hotel and had a wonderful French meal, not as great as it might have been at Robuchon's, Maria, but, under the circumstances.... Saifu has a view of the airport, where landing planes are only a few hundred yards from the window and departing flights vibrate the building. Anyway, for one-third of what it might cost in Paris and one-fourth of Tokyo, I started with a foie gras with persimmon slices:
The next course, gasp, cauliflower soup, but it tasted okay:
Followed a tai dish of some sorts (substituted for a crustacean concoction):
Then the Wagyu beef from Kagoshima with a seasonal salad:
Finally, pumpkin creme brulee with an incredible nut covered chestnut and assorted fruits:
16 megapixel camera which is smaller than my iPhone. For some technical reason, I guess, the time linkage is only a third that of my former 10 MP camera.
Tomorrow is one of those 20 hour from hotel in Japan to hotel in the Netherlands days, so, who knows, as my liver is sufficiently rested, perhaps another attempt at a new record.
Hurricane Jova, now already at 120 MPH, is scheduled to become a Category 4 storm and slightly weaken before crashing into Manzanillo, then Puerto Vallarta, two regular cruise ship stops. The damage will be significant and rainfall dangerous:
Right behind is Tropical Storm Irwin at 50 MPH. This one might not attain hurricane strength, but will also barrel into Manzanillo. Will the sailfish survive?