The Talk Show
‘A Very Masculine Bark’, With Special Guest Serenity Caldwell
Saturday, 4 March 2017
Serenity Caldwell returns to the show. Topics include the Best Picture fiasco at last week’s Academy Awards, Tim Cook speaking vaguely of “the pro area” at Apple’s shareholders meeting, the conflict between Apple’s culture of secrecy and the glaring embarrassment that is the 1,100-day-old Mac Pro lineup, new iPad Pro rumors and our ruminations on tablet vs. notebook hardware form factors, The Wall Street Journal’s seemingly goofy report on new iPhones replacing Lightning with USB-C ports, and the garbage fire that is Uber’s corporate culture.
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The Best Picture Oscars fiasco:
Vulture’s deep dive on the Best Picture envelope mixup.
Variety’s backstage photographic evidence showing how PricewaterhouseCooper accountant Brian Culligan gave Warren Beatty the wrong envelope.
Andy Ihnatko’s tweet showing the terrible typographic design of the envelopes.
The terrible design of the “The Winner Is…” cards.
Tim Cook speaking vaguely of Apple’s commitment to “the pro area” at Apple’s shareholder meeting.
Curious Wall Street Journal report claiming the next iPhone will replace Lightning port with USB-C.
Ming-Chi Kuo, following up on that WSJ report, says all new iPhones will have Lightning ports.
Jonathan Hoefler’s Twitter thread critiquing an in-the-works typeface design by Louie Mantia — a great example of how the iPad is great for some forms of work.
This episode of The Talk Show was edited by Caleb Sexton.