Steve Kulp

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the apple recipe

In uncategorized on January 12, 2007 at 3:30 pm

As diehard a Mac-geek as I am, I decided to abstain from the blogging-frenzy surrounding the launch of the iPhone. I just really didn’t think I had much to add to the conversation, short of, “It’s cool. I really want one,” a statement which sums up 99% of all blogposts on the subject.

I do, however, want to mention David Pogue’s great review from the New York Times. He was one of the lucky few who actually had a chance to handle and use the device for about an hour. Everyone else is just rehashing Steve Job’s presentation and making educated guesses about what this thing can really do.

One passage in particular sums up the genius of the iPhone, and of Apple itself:

All of this is cooked up with Apple’s traditional secret sauce of simplicity, intelligence and whimsy. It’s these ingredients, not the features themselves, that inspire such technolust in Applephiles.

Well put.

i’m it?

In uncategorized on January 5, 2007 at 2:06 pm

So, I got tagged by Kevin just before the holidays. We all know how it goes – I reveal five things about myself and then tag five more people to do the same.

Here goes…
1: I grew up in New Jersey, but when people ask me where I’m from, I say Philadelphia. In my defense, my hometown is only 25 miles from the city and I did go to school and work in the city for most of my adult life. I associate myself more with Philly than Jersey. I live in Chapel Hill, North Carolina now. It feels like home, but I’ll never be “from here”.

2: I steal pint glasses from bars. Not exactly a felony, but I do feel a little guilty every time I look at the 50-plus collection I have amassed.

3: My first real job was at IKEA. I worked in the North American HQ as a designer/art director for six years before going back to school. I worked with more than a few Swedes and travelled to Sweden a bit, leaving me with a fondness for Swedish culture.

4: I have never, not once in my life, eaten an olive.

5: I love squirrels. Outside the window of my home office, I have two squirrel feeders for my own amusement. This may explain why I don’t post to my blog more often.

I hereby tag these five people…
Mr. Huntington at Adliterate (Has he not yet been tagged?)
Graham Furlong at Work hard + Be nice to people
Amber Finlay at Big Secret Pizza Party
Graeme “Doug” Douglas at Planning for Fun
Chris Ray (I’m calling you out, punk. Get that blog up and running.)