Daring Fireball: Woz’s Schematics for Prototype Apple II Sell for $630,000

I agree:

Indiana Jones voice: These belong in a museum.

I’m not joking. I don’t want to get all sappy here, but if Woz doesn’t design the Apple II, there’s no Apple. There’s no Mac in 1984, there’s no iPhone in 2007. There’s no NeXT in between, and a NeXTStep box is where the web was created. None of it happens like it did without these genius designs for that amazing computer.

Source: Daring Fireball: Woz’s Schematics for Prototype Apple II Sell for $630,000

Tom Cruise Blasts ‘Mission: Impossible 7’ Crew for COVID-19 Problems – Variety

I know from personal experience that what Tom Cruise said here is true. He’s not doing it alone of course, a lot of other individuals are making those phone calls and make sure we stay in business.

I am very grateful for that.

“We are the gold standard. They’re back there in Hollywood making movies right now because of us. Because they believe in us and what we’re doing. I’m on the phone with every fucking studio at night, insurance companies, producers and they’re looking at us and using us to make their movies. We are creating thousands of jobs, you motherfuckers. I don’t ever want to see it again. Ever!”

Source: Tom Cruise Blasts ‘Mission: Impossible 7’ Crew for COVID-19 Problems – Variety

Opinion | You Are Now Remotely Controlled – The New York Times

Still, the winds appear to have finally shifted. A fragile new awareness is dawning as we claw our way back up the rabbit hole toward home. Surveillance capitalists are fast because they seek neither genuine consent nor consensus. They rely on psychic numbing and messages of inevitability to conjure the helplessness, resignation and confusion that paralyze their prey. Democracy is slow, and that’s a good thing. Its pace reflects the tens of millions of conversations that occur in families, among neighbors, co-workers and friends, within communities, cities and states, gradually stirring the sleeping giant of democracy to action.

Source: Opinion | You Are Now Remotely Controlled – The New York Times

Babylon Berlin – catch up on previous seasons before season 3 starts on Oct 1st

Working on Babylon Berlin was one of the best experiences in my professional life and Tom Tykwer really is wildly creative mind with an extremely sharp focus on drama. I’m so thankful to be a part of this.

Anyway, on Oct 1st 2020 season 3 will start, it has a great story arch that I enjoyed even more than the ones in season 1 and 2. Season 1 and 2 are available here until late January 2021!

President Obama: How to Make this Moment the Turning Point for Real Change

I remember seeing Barack Obama when he came to Berlin during his run for his first presidency. It was incredibly inspiring. Die Straße des 17. Juni was packed and the mood was very inspiring.

Barack Obama and especially President Obama was such an outlier in the history of politics and looking at the current situation it becomes even more astonishing that it happened at all.

This text once more makes this crystal clear and shows that the world desperately needs people like him.

I recognize that these past few months have been hard and dispiriting — that the fear, sorrow, uncertainty, and hardship of a pandemic have been compounded by tragic reminders that prejudice and inequality still shape so much of American life. But watching the heightened activism of young people in recent weeks, of every race and every station, makes me hopeful. If, going forward, we can channel our justifiable anger into peaceful, sustained, and effective action, then this moment can be a real turning point in our nation’s long journey to live up to our highest ideals.

Let’s get to work.

Source: How to Make this Moment the Turning Point for Real Change

PS: I hope that the behaviour and actions we’re seeing from the right wing (everywhere, not just in the US!) are “Rückzugsgefechte”, literal translation according to LEO rearguard actions.