The Federal Government of Canada just announced that the $25 shipbuilding contract to build the next generation of Canadian Navy ships will go to Irving Shipyards in Halifax, Nova Scotia!
It’s not every day we see such a revolutionary come along, and we have been fortunate to have had him in our lives for decades.
Lots of reactions are coming in. Kind words, big history, legendary stories, personal anecdotes, etc. I don’t need to repeat some of those, but here’s my take on a fitting tribute.
Steve Jobs of Apple recently announced Apple is going “cloud”, essentially declaring the end of the age of the personal computer becoming the central hub of people’s digital lives (NY Times, Jun 6 2011).
Essentially, Apple is proposing the replacement of a hard drive in a computer with storing and syncing things online so you have access to all of your stuff on any device in any place at any time. The iCloud service starts with photos, music, files and software.
Sounds really great until you stop and think about a few things.