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Anthropology in Practice

The Human Experience: Apple and Standardized Personalization

Like others, I learned of Jobs’ passing on an Apple device. S and I were just on our way out the door to pick up dinner when I hit the Facebook app on my iPhone. One of the updates near the top of my feed was from a friend in the tech sector and it [...]

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Culturing Science

The Evolution of Grief, Both Biological and Cultural, in the 21st Century

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Three months ago, I received an email informing me that a high school friend, Pat, had died. I read his obituary and my body stopped functioning. I froze on the spot, limbs tense but trembling. My mouth went dry, my vision blurred. As I waited for my train in the packed station, I could barely [...]

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Life, Unbounded

Intelligent Life in the Universe and Steve Jobs

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[Every so often Life, Unbounded allows itself a little more speculative leeway, a little bit of armchair musing, this post is very much in that vein, and yes, it was written on a Mac] Like many scientists of my generation the first time I experienced Steve Jobs was through the almost magical interaction with a [...]

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Observations

Steve Jobs: A Genius, Yes; A Role Model for the Rest of Us, No Way

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The nearly three weeks since Steve Jobs’s death has been like an extended tribute to the first global head of state. The memorial ceremonies worldwide, the special commemorative issues and, today, the release of Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs, all bear testament to the Apple founder’s legacy. Jobs deserved it. As Isaacson pointed out on CBS’s [...]

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Observations

Steve Jobs Resigns as Apple CEO

Apple Computer co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs has announced his resignation, according to a statement issued by the company. In the statement, Apple announced that Jobs, who co-founded Apple with Steve Wozniak in 1976, stepped down August 24 and will be replaced at Jobs’s suggestion by chief operating officer Tim Cook. “Steve’s extraordinary vision and [...]

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