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  1. Apple’s Longtime Education VP Shares Frustrations With Slow Pace of Change

    People love to try to figure out what Apple is up to and to guess their strategy—that’s true for its education strategy as well. But often there’s not much to go on beyond press releases and speculation.

    So when Apple’s longtime vice-president of education, John Couch, published a book this year with his thoughts on the future of education and accounts of his work at Apple, it opened a rare window into how the company’s views on education.

    The book is called Rewiring Education: How Technology Can Unlock Every Student’s Potential. And yes, it does offer some anecdotes about how Steve Jobs thought about computers in education, including how he referred to computers as an “amplifier for intellect” the same way a bicycle amplifies the physical push of the rider. In the book, Couch writes that Jobs predicted this mental bicycle would “allow us to go beyond—to discover, create and innovate like never before.”

    But the book is also full of frustration—at what Couch sees as the slow pace of change at schools. He’s essentially arguing that these machines Apple has built are still not being used to their full potential in education.

    EdSurge talked with Couch about his time at Apple and where he sees the company going next in education.

    Original video: https://soundcloud.com/edsurge/apples-longtime-education-vp-shares-frustrations-with-slow-pace-of-change
    Downloaded by http://huffduff-video.snarfed.org/ on Wed, 01 Aug 2018 20:07:35 GMT Available for 30 days after download

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  2. Ep. 179: The Battle for Tech Supremacy With Ben Thompson

    HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Stratechery founder Ben Thompson to discuss the Apple–LeBron James comparison (6:00), Netflix’s dominance (14:00), Hulu’s handicap (21:00), Twitter’s lack of evolution (27:00), Facebook and Google’s advertising strategy (37:00), Slack’s upside (43:00), and the perks of living in Taiwan (52:00).

    Original video: https://m.soundcloud.com/the-bill-simmons-podcast/ep-179-the-battle-for-tech-supremacy-with-ben-thompson
    Downloaded by http://huffduff-video.snarfed.org/ on Fri, 16 Jun 2017 13:08:36 GMT Available for 30 days after download

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  3. #197: Craig Hockenberry (part 1) | Release Notes

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSWe are joined today by Craig Hockenberry of The Iconfactory, makers of Twitterrific, Linea, great icons, and more. Craig talks to us about the start of The Iconfactory, working as a part of a distributed team, the benefits of growing slowly, and of course, their new Kickstarter to relaunch Twitterrific for Mac which they’ve codenamed “Project Phoenix.”

    Release Notes 2017

    We’re happy to announce that Release Notes 2017, the third edition of our conference, will be happening October 16-18, 2017 – and this time we’re taking the show on the road to Chicago! We’re really excited about the move to Chicago and the extra opportunities that the change in venue will provide. More details will be announced on the conference website at 2017.releasenotes.tv and on our mailing list in a month or two. In the mean time, mark your calendars. We hope to see you there!

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    Show Notes and Links

    Craig Hockenberry on Twitter

    The Iconfactory – Craig’s software and design firm

    Twitterrific for Mac Kickstarter


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