Episode 287: All The Money In The World

Daniel and Manton react to Chris Lattner’s early departure from Tesla, and segue into speculation about his job prospects, and the challenges of effective technical interviews. They talk about the new frameworks announced at WWDC, and overcoming fear of incompetence when learning new things. Finally, they react to Uber CEO Travis Kalanick’s resignation, and think about what’s next for the company.

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  • Tesla Isn’t a Good Fit – Chris Lattner announces his departure from Tesla.
  • Core ML – Apple’s new machine learning framework.
  • AR Kit – Apple’s new augmented reality framework.
  • Magical Code – Daniel’s 2006 blog post about being undaunted by programming technologies.
  • Featured Videos – The six videos that Apple evidently thinks most developers should watch.
  • Uber’s Perpetual Second Chance – Manton’s blog post about Uber’s repeated failures to do right.
  • Kalanick Resigns – TechCrunch article on Uber’s CEO stepping down.
  • Bozoma St. John – Former Apple Music marketing lead who left for Uber.
  • The Holder Report – Eric Holder’s assessment of the systemic problems at Uber and what to do about them.
June 22, 2017 at 12:12 pm.

Episode 286: Run To The Apple Store

Manton and Daniel compare notes on recent MacBook Pro repairs and the relative merit of purchasing AppleCare. They react to Tim Cook’s admissions that an Apple “car” project exists and is still underway. Manton looks on the bright side of “Planet of the Apps,” and Daniel looks on the dark side. Finally, they talk briefly about the controversy around an excerpt from “One Device,” by Brian Merchant.

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  • MacBook Pro Delamination – MacRumors story describing the screen defect that Apple will repair on some MacBook Pros.
  • Mother of all AI Projects – Tim Cook’s telling interview about Apple’s car project.
  • Planet of the Apps – Apple Music produced reality show about the business of app development.
  • Everything on the Line – Jason Fried’s citation of Apple Music’s poorly chosen PR tweet about Planet of the Apps.
  • Secret Origin Story – The Verge publishes an exclusive excerpt from Brian Merchant’s new book “The One Device.”
  • Not True – Phil Schiller objects to characterization in Merchant’s book.
  • A Colleague & Friend – Tony Fadell rejects Merchant’s representation of his quotation about Phil Schiller.
  • Steve Jobs – Walter Isaacson’s widely criticized biography of Steve Jobs.
  • Becoming Steve Jobs – Brent Schlender’s biography of Steve Jobs.
  • Manton Reece – Manton’s been blogging even more than usual!
June 15, 2017 at 9:02 am.

Episode 285: I Got To See The Drainage Ditch

Daniel and Manton catch upon WWDC, and Manton’s ailing MacBook Pro. They talk about new hardware announcements and react to highlights from the Keynote. Manton laments Apple’s continued, slow progress with SiriKit, and Daniel is frustrated that HomePod is not a Wifi hub. Finally, they talk about iOS Drag and Drop and compare it with Apple’s traditional tendency to move slowly but surely into the future.

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  • WWDC Keynote 2017 – Watch the video replay of the momentous event.
  • HomePod – Apple’s forthcoming all-in-one music speaker and personal assistant.
  • SiriKit – Apple’s developer interface to Siri.
  • iOS Drag and Drop – Coming in iOS 11.
  • Macintosh Drag and Drop – Mid-1990’s article celebrating the long-awaited introduction of Drag and Drop on the Mac.
  • iOS 11 – User-facing overview of features coming in iOS 11.
June 9, 2017 at 1:51 pm.