Here’s the thing about iPad not getting its own OS by now: Don’t you think iPad is an interim product? Having a bunch of different computers is dumb. Why wouldn’t the end goal be one personal device that sends its interface to various dumb screens? And won’t that be the iPhone?

Jon Mitchell

Writer and musician based in Los Angeles, CA. Author of In Real Life: Searching for Connection in High-Tech Times. Publisher at Burning Man. I like portals.

I’ve created two online things for which I made contact cards with “birthdays,” so my calendar tells me how old they are each year. One is Ablaze Interactions, my company. The other is Grind Well. I finally have a blog that’s about something. I want GW to be my blog for decades.

Jon Mitchell

Writer and musician based in Los Angeles, CA. Author of In Real Life: Searching for Connection in High-Tech Times. Publisher at Burning Man. I like portals.

I am totally in love with Grocery, an app that is nothing but a UI and thin layer of assistive AI for making grocery lists, built on top of Apple’s Reminders. Are there more Reminders apps like this, say, for shows or movies to watch?

Jon Mitchell

Writer and musician based in Los Angeles, CA. Author of In Real Life: Searching for Connection in High-Tech Times. Publisher at Burning Man. I like portals.

I just checked to see how long it had been since I deleted all my Google accounts and stopped using any Google apps or services, and it was over a week ago. I haven't needed it for anything, and I've been on a 2,000-mile road trip since Wednesday.