Archive for February 2014

In the Shuffle

In the Shuffle to get our posting up asap, we sent out the unedited copy.  We have since revised Apple Evolution and it makes a lot more sense now.   Take a look.

 

Apple Evolution

blog by Robyn Wyman-dill

For those of us who were raised in the Macbook Air, IPad and IPhone cosmos, it may be hard to imagine what life was like before Macintosh made its debut 30 years ago.  I don’t think anyone – except Steve Jobs – could have ever envisioned how much it would change our lives so completely.  But, that it did.  In spades.

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MIDAS TOUCH MOMENTS

blog by Robyn Wyman-dill

 

As the Olympics slide into the last week – with more figure skating, alpine skiing and ski jumping still ahead – the largest Winter Games ever – is highlighted by twelve new events: the ski half pipe, ski slopestyle, snowboard slopestyle, snowboard parallel slalom, luge team relay, team figure skating, biathlon mixed relay and women’s ski jumping.  Adding an extra day of competition.

The flips, twists and turns of snowboarding are dazzling. Ringing in a newer, fresher, youthful flare for a time-honored sporting event that originated in Olympia, Greece in 776BC.

The rock-stars of 2014, are not the teens, however. They’re the Jamaican bobsledding team(who have not competed in the Olympics games since 2002). They even came with a theme song. Rallying people behind them from every nation. Now everybody’s happy, man.

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What Makes Good History

blog by Robyn Wyman-Dill

It’s full speed ahead with February hosting the Winter Olympics. While it is all snow and ice for the eastern and southern parts of the US, Russia – a country known for severe winters – is having to manufacture snow at SOCHI.  To raise the red flag of ridicule even further,  Sochi generally never gets snow.  It is one of the very few places in Russia with a subtropical climate. Consisting of hot summers and mild winters. I ponder the red flag question,  “Is there a connection with no-show snow and warmer weather at Rosa Khuto, fifty miles yonder and; bordering the subtropical vacation spot, or is this global warming?” Spinning the story further.

In the end, the climate will never fully be addressed by the press because well…news is fleeting.

And, to be fair, ‘hotter’ topics like potential terrorist threats and soviet cyber hacking were going viral.  While snowboarders quietly adjusted to the ever-changing conditions of the slope and soldiered down it.  Such was their quiet determination to make history at the first Olympic Slope-style Snowboarding Competition.

Indeed, they have soared.  Becoming the Olympian poster children for a new culture of young and fearless competitors.

And speaking of blazing new trails, Los Angeles Union Station will be moving transportation into the 21st century with high-speed rail service. What’s exciting is it will be constructed with net-zero emissions and operate 100% from renewable energy. As part of California’s landmark effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and fight climate change.  Read the rest of this entry »