Presenting the cover of our special commemorative Steve Jobs issue. Dirk Barnett, Newsweek’s Creative Director, describes the choice:
We found this amazing photo in the Newsweek archives—famed fashion photographer Hiro photographed Steve Jobs for Newsweek in 1983. We felt this was a timeless ode to a business and cultural icon.
What do you think?
That is a dramatic photo — and one that hasn’t been seen everywhere already.
Bowties up in this piece.
Today at noon (CST), Apple will make a long-awaited announcement from their campus in Cupertino, rumors swirling that it’s the iPhone 5 hardware and maybe a few other surprises.
rumored hardware pictured above
07:00AM - Hawaii
10:00AM - Pacific
11:00AM - Mountain
12:00PM - Central
01:00PM - Eastern
06:00PM - London
07:00PM - Paris
09:00PM - Moscow
02:00AM - Tokyo (October 5th)
Shout out to:seanberger
Watch the world’s first 3-D rendered movie, created in 1972 by the man who would later found Pixar. (Vulture)
“Steve told us in 1986 that we were the only group of people who knew what to do with a 100+ megabyte memory and when personal computers got that big someday we would be way ahead of the curve. Photoshop is a direct descendent of that technology.”
-Loren Carpenter, original Pixar member
Shout out to:brooklynmutt
UK Government Discusses Limiting Social Media
British officials met with representatives from Facebook, Twitter and BlackBerry to discuss ways of restricting social media use during periods of civil disruption Thursday. Among the items discussed: requiring users to use their real names on Twitter.
WikiLeaks Cables Show China’s Failure to Measure Air Pollution
China has refrained from measuring the most dangerous types of air pollution in an effort to avoid political consequences, according to U.S. diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks on Wednesday.
Google Kills Slide in Favor of Google+
Apple’s Stock Price Stabilizes
Investors seem to have shrugged off Apple‘s bombshell announcement on Wednesday that Steve Jobs was resigning as CEO. The company’s stock price, which had fallen as much as 7% in after-hours trading, was down less than 1% by mid-afternoon Thursday.
This is probably the biggest resignation of the century for the innovation and business worlds.One of most inspiring and iconic creative thinkers of our age. A man who has inspired thousands of millions of people to follow their computer/tech dreams. Finally stepping down from CEO of one of the most innovative companies in the world.
Apple has confirmed that Apple COO Tim Cook will replace Jobs as CEO, following Jobs’ own recommendation. Considering that Cook has filled in for Jobs in the times of his medical leaves (including the one he has been on this year), this has been widely expected if and when it came time for Jobs to step down. Read the letter of resignation from Steve himself after the jump:
Fun is at the heart of it all.