mars 2011

Brain Freeze!

H et papa vont chercher un milkshake à la vanille en sortant de l'école, sur le chemin de la maison.

Ils savourent chacun le leur.

H : Les milkshake, parfois, ça fait "geler le cerveau", tu sais…
T : Oui, c'est vrai.
H : Mais en fait, le cerveau ne gèle pas vraiment, c'est juste une sensation.
T : …
H : Parce que si le cerveau gelait, on ne pourrait plus penser.
T : En effet.
H : Alors, c'est juste une expression, pour décrire la sensation, c'est tout.
T : Je pense que tu as raison.
H : Oui, je crois aussi.

H a cinq ans, bientôt six. Et T est un papa qui rosit de plaisir aux conversations qu'il a avec son fils…

H and dad buy a vanilla milkshake on the way home, from school.

They both enjoy theirs.

H : Milkshakes, sometimes, have a “brain freeze” effect, you know…
T : Yes, indeed.
H : But, in fact, the brain doesn’t actually freeze, it’s just a sensation.
T : …
H : Because, if it did, one couldn’t think anymore.
T : Indeed.
H : Then, it’s just an expression, to describe a sensation, that’s all.
T : I think you’re right.
H : I think so, too.

H is five years old, soon to be six. And T is a dad who’s blushing out of the joy he gets from talking with his son…

Goodbye, frenchie…

Bertrand Serlet to Leave Apple
CUPERTINO, California—March 23, 2011—Apple® today announced that Bertrand Serlet, Apple’s senior vice president of Mac® Software Engineering, will be leaving the company. Craig Federighi, Apple’s vice president of Mac Software Engineering, will assume Serlet’s responsibilities and report to Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. Federighi is responsible for the development of Mac OS® X and has been managing the Mac OS software engineering group for the past two years.
“I’ve worked with Steve for 22 years and have had an incredible time developing products at both NeXT and Apple, but at this point, I want to focus less on products and more on science,” said Bertrand Serlet, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering. “Craig has done a great job managing the Mac OS team for the past two years, Lion is a great release and the transition should be seamless.”
Federighi worked at NeXT, followed by Apple, and then spent a decade at Ariba where he held several roles including vice president of Internet Services and chief technology officer. He returned to Apple in 2009 to lead Mac OS X engineering. Federighi holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.
Serlet joined Apple in 1997, and has been involved in the definition, development and creation of Mac OS X, the world’s most advanced operating system. Before joining Apple, Serlet spent four years at Xerox PARC, then joined NeXT in 1989. Serlet holds a doctorate in Computer Science from the University of Orsay, France.
Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple has reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and has recently introduced iPad 2 which is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices.
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Kristin Huguet Apple (408) 974-2414

Bring back…


Everybody needs more Steve Jobs in one’s life…


“The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie — deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. Belief in myths allows the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.”

—John F. Kennedy

Femmes pilotes…

Totally captivating, Mildred Bruce had a very adventurous life. She went to the Arctic circle, flew planes, set records driving Bentleys at Montlhery. She never wore coveralls, and raced in jacket, pleated skirt and pearl necklace…

I could paraphrase this interesting article on “fast ladies”, or I could just tease you with this beautiful portrait of Mildred Bruce, who went to the arctic circle, flew planes, set records driving Bentleys and raced with her pearl necklace.

She is even said to be the first woman arrested for speeding!

Isn’t it sexy?

In fact, her face and direct look are more than sexy, they’re fascinating. And reminiscent of the equally beautiful and incredible Amelia Earhart. With the added bonus of freckles…

Anyway, you can go read the article titled “Thoughts on Fast Ladies” or go buy the by Jean-Francois Bouzanquet">Fast Ladies book. Or do both.

And visit the website, because it’s full of interesting and fun facts about classic cars, if you’re into these classic beauties.

Enjoy the discoveries.