More things, July 9, 2011

When the Mob Ruled Hollywood by Neal Gabler (journalism):

He lied. He lied about his name even before he became William Nelson. He was variously Morris Bloffsky, Morris Bioff, William Berg, Harry or Henry Martin and Mr. Bronson. He lied about his age. He was variously born in 1886 or 1899—or one of several years in between. He lied about his place of birth, saying he came to the States with his Russian Jewish parents when he was five or that he had been born in ­Chicago, where he grew up. As he later told it, ­lying or not, his mother died when he was eight, he left school after the third grade and six years later his father threw him out on the streets to fend for himself.

Tons of things you didn’t know about Ocarina of Time (interview):

Miyamoto: Yes. You know that guy Ingo who’s at the ranch?

Iwata: Yes. He doesn’t have a very nice personality and looks a bit like Luigi. (laughs)

Why Apple built Final Cut Pro X by Sachin (technology):

But things changed in 2006 and 2007. Serious competitors to Final Cut Pro came from Adobe, Pinnacle, Sony, and others. People were choosing their hardware and software based on format support, or specific features they needed.

That’s boring. Apple doesn’t play that game.

Last Words by Frank Kovarik (literature):

When do we, as writers, accept that a piece is as good as it will ever be, even if it’s not that great? When do we decide that a piece will never be good enough to be published?


July 9, 2011