Jane Lynch: You don’t seem like a dark person, but you have to have something dark going on. Tell us what’s dark about you.
Amy Poehler: I don’t like most people. I really, really don’t. I don’t like other people or a lot of people. But other than that, I’m really fun to be around.
Okay, this is all great, but the Del Close stuff is the best. Poehler tells the story of how he died and it is priceless:
He was an amazing grouch… At the end of an amazing life, he died in an amazing way. He gathered everyone in his hotel room and Bill Murray hired a saxophonist…and he had a Wiccan ceremony because he was like a crazy witch guy, and Harold Ramis and everybody was there, and then he said, “I’m tired of being the funniest person in the room,” and then he died. Those were his last words. And then he donated his skull to the Goodman theater to use in productions of Hamlet.
Rene Ritchie scoops the info, and Jim Dalrymple confirms it. Good enough for me.
As previously discussed, March 7 makes sense as it’s a Wednesday, a day which Apple likes to use for such events. But it does call into question a SXSW launch.
That event starts on March 9. Last year, the iPad 2 launch coincided with the first day of SXSW and Apple set up a pop-up store in Austin to accomodate it. With a March 7 unveiling, a March 9 launch seems unlikely simply because it wouldn’t give enough time for the initial press reviews — unless Apple pre-briefed the press before the unveiling, which typically doesn’t happen.
So perhaps the Ides of March is likely after all — or Friday, March 16, for the actual launch.
Other details Ritchie hears include a 2048 x 1536 “Retina” display (obviously), a quad-core A6 chip, and possibly 4G LTE capabilities, which isn’t crazy at all when you think about it.
Looks like someone woke up from his nap of the last three years and is hungry. Sadly, I don’t have much food for him. I’ll keep this as brief as possible — and I promise this will be the last thing I ever say about Dan Lyons, as he’s clearly done.
The truth is that I pre-responded to Lyons earlier today before he even wrote his post. You could see it coming. What I wrote yesterday directly attacks the way he makes a living. When you do that, people get irrationally upset and write posts like the one Lyons just wrote. Just to reiterate, the line that applies here from the film Moneyball:
Apple hit $500 a share today, an impressive milestone. How do they continue to stay hungry, stay foolish?
Here’s my take in the latest Tech Tonic for Reuters TV.
What do you think Apple needs to do to keep up this momentum and what could possibly trip them up?