I've actually had the pleasure to serve Steve at a restaurant in Palo Alto, and here's the story ... I took some "time off" from the tech industry in 2000 to learn more about one of my passions, wine. So, on a whim, I walked into Niebaum-Coppola on University St. and applied to be an assistant behind the wine bar.
There's a full-blown emergency playing out in Texas. It's a gay civil rights emergency, and, if left unchecked, a disaster will occur that could affect the future of gay and transgender people there for some time to come. And yet, there's largely been dead silence from business leaders, public figures, much of the national media and pro-gay politicians.
The Internet needs a lot of electricity, and its footprint is only growing as more people around the world get connected. If the Internet is powered by renewable energy, then it can help usher in the clean-energy revolution we so desperately need to avoid catastrophic climate change. This is a major opportunity, and responsibility, for Internet companies to join activists in a crucial fight.
In addition to attracting buyers from other smartphone platforms, mostly Android, Apple relies in part on a shrinking pool of first-time smartphone buyers. Yet at least in the U.S., first-time smartphone buyers, either those coming from a basic flip phone or true first-time mobile phone owners, choose Android phones by a large margin.