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Why some children struggle to hold pencils

According to doctors, you can blame tech for children’s inability to hold pencils. Apparently all that screen time is doing nothing to strengthen their thumb, index, and middle fingers which work together to form one’s basic writing technique.

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Generation thumbs

Having grown up with perpetual swiping and speaking in images and emoji, the next generation is obviously going to encounter difficulty with old ways of doing analog things. Do they even teach cursive writing in school anymore?

We speak in images. But at least early cavemen knew how to draw with their version of a stylus.

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I always found it bizarre and a little inconvenient to take pictures and videos with the iPad.  But Apple’s commercial redefines the iPad’s use.  Powerful stuff.   

Turns out she was right all along

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iPaw Mindless, infinite scroll.
iPaw Mindless, infinite scroll.

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Free Marketing at the Apple Store

Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann used to “surreptitiously put Pinterest on every computer in his local Apple store.”

I still do this. There’s a rush of excitement in loading up your website on the store’s machines. You could be discovered!

With nearly 100 million visitors a quarter, using Apple store computers to display your work is like stealing free ad space. Don’t tell me you haven’t done this before.

The Apple store is a free museum, much like the public walls are Banksy’s canvas. How else is anyone going to find out about you if you don’t dare to show your work?

Blend in. Show the people what you got. But don’t just do it because you can. Believe your work is actually worth seeing.

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Apple’s New iPhone 5C and 5S: the Results of Creativity or Innovation?

Creativity and innovation are two separate processes — both important, but not identical.

The new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5Cs are a result of innovation, not necessasrily creativity. You don’t have to release “a whole new box” every time.

I suspect that Apple will continue Jobs’s legacy of disrupting its own business model.