Like his predecessor Walt Disney, Steve Jobs died at his corporation's peak, and clearly both had many projects in the pipeline when they passed. Disney was even rumored to be cryogenically frozen, and awaiting defrosting when a cure for his cancer could be discovered. Other rumors included a board meeting at which he 'fired' people from the grave (from a prerecorded speech) if they hadn't met his playback's quotas. Now the first of beyond the grave decisions by Jobs appear to be taking hold. Newly elected Apple chairman Arthur D. Levinson is an unusual choice to head Apple's board of directors, he's got a Phd in biochemistry and has played key roles in the biotech world. If Apple is the smartest, wealthiest company in the world, what does this move indicate? Does it/he/them know something about the merge between computers and biology that no one else does? Will (or has) Steve Jobs be(en) cloned? Remember, Jobs is one of the first people on earth to have his entire genome sequenced to see if possibilities in cancer treatment lurked within. Will he remerge as the next CEO of Apple in fifteen years?
Giving Walter Issacson a run for his money, this $15 magazine-cum-book compiles major articles from 1983-2010 plus a few summaries, on sale at newsstands and iBook/Amazon downloads. Quotes from it below:
"'You know, I've got a plan that could rescue Apple,' [Steve Jobs] says, in all seriousness, 'I can't say anymore than that but it's the perfect product and it's the perfect strategy for Apple. But nobody there will listen to me...'"
Fortune Magazine September 1995
"Jobs claimed that Next, not Be, had the software to shore up the Macintosh. What's more he said, Next technology would enable Apple to make Mac software work on standard PCs, which would in turn let Apple tap into a much larger market."
Fortune Magazine March 1997
Monastic towers were discovered in English graveyards, populated with the graves of the monks slaughtered by the conquering Vikings, and continuing as a dormant doorway to Christian sympathies. Usually the sole remains of the monastery's destruction, the towers' purpose shifted.
More clearly annunciated journalism of the Americas, written by
Societies must deal with anxieties to transform. What do you think would have happened if Ambien were sold during the United States's first depression?
This CDC's new data regarding antidepressants is the true national horror for the United States. 22% of females 40-59 under their spell, only one-third of the severely-depressed actually take these drugs (inferring a majority of users are addicted to the meds), less than a third of single-users have seen a mental-health specialist in over a year. The battle back from the financial depression of the thirties was difficult. How does a nation unaddict itself from a dependence that feeds the Dow directly? This century's depression is like the earlier one, partly mental and partly shared-value. Only this time the mental one is partially anesthetized and growing. Imagine histories they will write of our age. The dulled.
An Anthro-Bio-Chemist, Ott has botanically observed hundreds, perhaps thousands of plants that yield varying amounts of altered states, from a library and research lab in Mexico, recently damaged by arson. For proof of his studies, check out Pharmacotheon. He analyzes many chemical forms, shows inferior paths, and discusses policy and history. Footnotes tell the real story, and are half the size of each chapter. Continuing Gordon Wasson's unusual and maybe ground-breaking constructions of ancient ceremonies utilizing medicinal tools that altered users, Ott writes the only ethnopharmacogosy of entheogenic drugs. A chemical zoom lens into the brain. Volume 2 is delayed, but Volume 1 is a must have.