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Speaking of TextEdit

April 21, 2008 1 comment

Since I’m talking about TextEdit, I’ll point out that I just discovered the capability to create tables and lists, using the Format/Text menu…

See example (click for larger):

If you do a lot of writing, but you think that Word is like trying to water your flowers with a fire hydrant, you should give TextEdit a try. I have also used Bean, another great word processor for writers, and
also free.

Here’s to the Crazy Ones

April 15, 2008 2 comments

If you look closely at the TextEdit icon in OS X 10.5, you’ll notice some unreadable text on a page. Fortunately, you can copy any icon and paste it in Preview to see it at full size. When I opened it, I found the following poem from Apple’s Think Different ad campaign from about 10 years ago…

and the rest of the poem…

They push the human race forward.
And while some may see them as the crazy ones,
We see genius.
Because the people who are crazy enough to think
they can change the world,
Are the ones who do.

The commercial was originally produced by Chiat Day in 1997 for Apple, at the start of their big turnaround to profitability. It’s worth the watch if you haven’t seen it in a while…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=No1MxAnHuJM

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