Episode 598: Maybe They Just Hate Pianos

Daniel and Manton talk about Apple’s latest event and the release of new iPads, Apple Pencil, and Magic Keyboard. They wonder whether iPad will ever be able to run Mac apps? They react to Apple’s new “Crush!” ad, and wonder whether they will pull it and/or apologize (spoiler: they did!). Finally, they talk about Mastodon’s new US non-profit, and Jack Dorsey leaving the board of Bluesky.

Many thanks to our sponsors this week:


  • Apple Event – Apple’s May 7 event announcing new iPads.
  • Dithering – Membership-only podcast by John Gruber and Ben Thompson.
  • Accidental Tech Podcast – Popular tech podcast with an Apple slant.
  • Give Us a Tablet – Manton’s 2008 post describing his desire for a Mac-based tablet.
  • Crush! – Apple’s controversial iPad Pro ad.
  • Boom Kill Cry – Adam Lisagor’s take on Apple’s ad.
  • Mastodon U.S. Non-Profit – Blog post announcing the new corporation.
  • Ghost – Another non-profit publishing platform.
  • ActivityPub – The open protocol behind Mastodon.
  • Micro.blog – Manton’s microblogging service, also an ActivityPub participant.
  • Bluesky – The social network that spun out of Twitter before Elon Musk could stop it …
  • Jack Dorsey Quits – The Guardian reports on Dorsey’s departure from the Bluesky board.
  • Nostr – Another decentralized social networking platform.

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May 9, 2024 at 10:05 pm.