The Apple exposé

Not everyone loves Apple. In fact a lot of people loathe the company for reasons both compelling and idiotic. But mention of Apple almost invariably elicits an unusually strong reaction one way or the other. This in itself explains why so much is written about Apple in the media. People who love the company will…

A Sililoquy on the Cassette Tape and other Analog Wonders

Yes, I know it’s 2010 (pronounced “twenty-ten”), and I know that nostalgia for the analog age is a 30-something cliche, and I know the cassette has become a sickening node of ironic culture.¬† But for just a few minutes, I ask you to set aside your pernicious Family Guy-inspired liking for hackneyed 80s references to…