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You had me at 3G

November 27, 2011

It would have been decades earlier if you hadn’t introduced iMac in translucent Mondi blue. With a color palette that extends all the way from anthracite to Audi Nimbus grey, I naturally gravitated to the 1992 Richard Sapper-designed matte black IBM ThinkPad with the red dot. It’s Lenovo now and I’m on my third, feeling pretty much the way you always have about Microsoft products. No Genius Bar in sight for us.

Richard Sapper IBM ThinkPad (Photo by: designclassicsblogspot.com) Richard Sapper IBM ThinkPad

I was delighted you agree that MobileMe was awful and thrilled that after all these years you still love Bob Dylan, that is, up through Blood on the Tracks, and of course, Modern Times.

And those French knives with the glue between the blade and handle.  Seamless integration is my mantra too. Before there was email and operating systems, I would always proudly proclaim, “I don’t type and I don’t do windows.”   

With you, everything is personal. I learned that from Walter Isaacson. But it comes with the territory. You know how everyone feels, what they want, and exactly how the stuff should look. No tampering with perfection, please.

While I was teaching myself to type so I could enter the World Wide Web through Mosaic, you were busy creating my iPlanet, a magical place with no paper, no middlemen, no stylus, no add-ons. Best of all, you imbued my minimalist’s paradise with the wisdom of a Zen master, the aesthetics of a Bauhaus engineer, and the joy of a hippie on LSD.

When Siri appears, I look straight into her (his if you live in the U.K.) black iPhone 4S eyes and say, “Thank you, steven p. jobs.”


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Georgetown Business Association elects 2012 board

November 17, 2011

The Georgetown Business Association (GBA) elected their 2012 board members yesterday. "It tells you how much this organization has evolved in the past two years... 'Fresh blood', young, ambitious, energetic," said incoming president, Rokas Beresniovas. Adding, "Karen and Janine - new board members, one year on the board and proved themselves to be great leaders with lots of energy and ideas in the community. Newly elected vice president Riyad Said, has been involved with GBA for the past three years, most recently as treasurer.

Beresniovas has been a GBA board member since 2007 and vice president for the past two years. He succeeds Joe Giannino as president.

President - Rokas Beresniovas, HSBC Bank USA
Vice President - Riyad Said, Wells Fargo Advisors
Treasurer - Karen S Ohri, Georgetown Floorcoverings
Secretary - Janine Schoonover, Serendipity3

 

 


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Dear Casey, thank you for our new trees

November 16, 2011

Last Saturday morning you donated and planted 15 trees in Georgetown. 

new Casey Tree planted in Rose Park (Photo by: David Dunning) new Casey Tree planted in Rose Park

Your staff, along with volunteers and citizen foresters planted eight trees in and around Rose Park and the remaining seven along Dumbarton and P Streets. While you were here, you removed dead trees, and spruced up our tree boxes.

Since 2005, your flagship Community Tree Planting Program has been planting trees in neighborhoods across the city, for free. Your support of Trees for Georgetown has been especially generous.

We attached a laminated personal note to each tree you planted, explaining your wonderful program with instructions on caring for our new trees.

Friends of Rose Park thank you!

Team Casey planting trees in Rose Park (Photo by: David Dunning) Team Casey planting trees in Rose Park


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