John Irving explains why he believes fear makes for better stories than happiness — he is the author of several critically acclaimed books.
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John Irving’s new novel is the work of a mature and mellowed author trying to understand what drives him to write
John Hockenberry is an American journalist and author. A four-time Emmy Award winner and three-time Peabody Award winner, he has reported from all over the world, has anchored programs for network TV, cable, and radio, and has reported for magazines, newspapers, and online media. Since April 2008, Hockenberry has been host of The Takeaway, a live national morning news program created by Public Radio International and WNYC New York. Setting an early stage for Design Matters, he created and produced the first ever live streamed audio Internet program from a journalist’s office.
The Gillmor Gang — Dan Farber, Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — absorb the WWDC keynote. iOS7, OS/10 Mavericks, Macbook Air refresh, and iTunes Radio were the big bullets, but underlying the event was the resurgence of Apple as the leader in setting the agenda. Not everyone buys this perspective, of course. @scobleizer sees this as the assignment of RIM and Microsoft to the dustbin of history. But wait, there’s XBox.
@dbfarber provides the context, @kevinmarks the technopop view, and I watch from the comfort of my living room as Apple TV looms, the elephant in the room. 1080P HD straight into the living room, iOS7′s control panel makes AirPlay one scroll and click away. Apple no longer feels haunted by the ghost of Steve Jobs; they’re having fun again in Cupertino.
@stevegillmor, @scobleizer, @dbfarber, @kevinmarks
Produced and directed by Tina Chase Gillmor @tinagillmor