staying.linked for mar 6, 2012

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  • iPads are apparently the next big thing in education. Which raises the question of how to secure them. Handled quite brilliantly, there.
  • It appears that ever since the passing of Jobs, people are constantly on the lookout for the “next Steve Jobs”. Latest up, Steve Sinofsky of Micro$oft. While he’s not about the design, he is ruthless in efficiency, secrecy, and having his way. This seems to be the latest CEO gambit (similar things have been said about Jeff Bezos of Amazon). The one thing they all seem to want to copy is Jobs’ dress sense. Dunno why. Sorta goes against the grain of you “standing out from the current/past crop”.. something else that Jobs was famous for.
  • Edits Quarterly has to be one of the most beautiful online experiences I’ve seen in a long time. Simply stunning, and open to any device (no Flash!)

Brilliantly done music video, with the background as follows (via GaS):

The new music video from OK Go, made in partnership with Chevrolet. OK Go set up over 1000 instruments over two miles of desert outside Los Angeles. A Chevy Sonic was outfitted with retractable pneumatic arms designed to play the instruments, and the band recorded this version of Needing/Getting, singing as they played the instrument array with the car. The video took 4 months of preparation and 4 days of shooting and recording.

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