Today Apple announced the new iPhone versions and seemingly the biggest news came from the part of the virtual presentation that was filmed on top of Apple’s giant headquarters. Lisa Jackson, Apple’s VP for Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives reported on the environmental initiatives Apple has undertaken and noted Apple’s movement towards a carbon neutral footprint and use of recycled rare earth metals in the production process.
In 2009 or 2010 I got my first mac, a bottom of the line Mac Mini that had 2GB of RAM, a 160GB spinning disk hard drive and 2.26 Ghz processor. By 2012 the thing had run head long into the rapidly evolving computer landscape and was miserable to use, so it got replaced with an iMac that at the time had an amazing 8GB of RAM and a terabyte of storage.
A few nights ago at far too late an hour I ended up watching the entire unveiling of the first iPhone back in 2007. I’m not sure I ended up on the subject, but in the end I stuck around for the entire 80ish minutes because it was such an interesting relic of technology history.
Since the world went on lockdown during what should have been spring break, I’ve been logging the daily COVID-19 numbers provided by both Oklahoma (where I live) and Connecticut (where my parents live) in a Google Docs spreadsheet. Now nearing the middle of June, the two charts look drastically different.
Huge caveat from the get go: I don’t know how useful any of this will be to anyone. For one, there are probably far more elegant ways of doing this whole affair and someone smarter than me has undoubtedly found it. Secondly, if you’re anyone who knows me personally, this is probably all crazy talk.