Episode 413: You Still Need People

Daniel and Manton react to Apple’s announcement that WWDC 2020 will be online-only, and what it portends for the future of the conference. They discuss the difficulty of staying enthusiastic about work and the podcast when so many more significant things are going on in the world. They acknowledge the virtue of the podcast as a familiar “friend” for listeners, providing some sense of normalcy while stuck at home. Finally, they discuss Apple’s product announcements this week, how the circumstances force Apple to be more restrained, and how tempted Manton is by the new MacBook Air.

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  • Coming This Summer – Apple’s teaser page for the forthcoming WWDC 2020.
  • End WWDC – Daniel’s 2013 post suggesting that Apple should move to an all-online format for the conference.
  • A Message From Emily Powell – The Portland, OR bookstore explains its decision to lay off the vast majority of its workers.
  • New MacBook Air – Apple’s product page for the new portable computer.
  • Free Microcasting – Manton’s blog post about free podcasting on Micro.blog through April.

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March 20, 2020 at 4:34 pm.