“Yes, Steve-o really was at the Academy Awards ceremony, looking dapper in a classic black tux, though I’d bet $50 he had a black turtleneck on underneath it,” Robert X. Cringely (not not that Cringely, the other Cringely conglomeration) reports for InfoWorld.
MacDailyNews Take: An aside: You know, Mark, the “other Bob Cringely,” we could handle “Mark Stephens” in place of the awfully redundant “Robert X. Cringely.” Really, we could. For, if nothing else, the sake of clarity. The same goes for InfoWorld and Daniel Tynan. Here’s an idea: How ’bout nobody uses “Robert X. Cringely” anymore? It’s well past time to let it go.
InfoWorld’s Cringely continues, “The point here, such as it is: Hollywood has officially been taken over by the geeks — and not just James Cameron and his army of blue-skinned cartoon cats. There have always been techies making movie magic. ET didn’t really fly that bicycle. I’m talking about the business side of geekdom: the decision makers. That’s what’s changed.”
“Jobs’ understated appearance at Hollywood’s biggest party was his way of announcing that the nerds are driving the bus, and all you pretty people need to step to the rear,” InfoWorld’s Cringely writes. “Not coincidentally — because there are no coincidences in Jobs World — the Oscar broadcast also saw the debut of the first iPad commercials, which brought forth its own Category 5 tweet storm.”
InfoWorld’s Cringely writes, “So Steve’s message to the gowned and tuxedoed assemblage boils down to this: You make the content (or at least some of it), I’ll deliver it. And I’ll create another $10 billion-a-year market in the process.”
Read more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “brulek” for the heads up.]