September 2007


Remember the poem Apple used in that 1990s “Think Different” ad campaign? A poster calling him- or herself “The Pants” over at ars has offered us a new ending for it:

Here’s to the crazy ones.
The misfits.
The rebels.
The troublemakers.
The round pegs in the square holes.
The ones who see things differently.
They’re not fond of rules.
And they have no respect for the status quo.
You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them.
About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them.
Because they change things.
They push the human race forward.
And while some see them as the crazy ones,
We see people who should have their iPhones bricked.

Easy, and easily beats the blue stuff. Took me just a few minutes longer, and one more pan than the convenience version. I started with the recipe here, but wound up with a significant enough deviation that I want to post it here so I’ll remember it.
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From Slate:

When I’m in a tight spot, my BlackBerry always helps me out. It also sends a subtle signal to my correspondents that I’m getting a lot done. An e-mail that says “Sent from my BlackBerry” gives the impression that you’re on the move but still chained to work, e-mailing from the elevator. An e-mail that says “Sent from my iPhone” conjures an image of a doofus who wants you to know he has an iPhone.

Actually, “Sent from my Blackberry” always gave me the impression that I was dealing with a doofus who wanted me to know that he had a Blackberry. I removed “Sent from my iPhone” from my signature before I ever sent my first email from my iPhone for that very reason.