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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Steve Jobs

Kutcher’s speech full of great advice

Actor Ashton Kutcher’s acceptance speech at the Teen Choice Awards may have been intentional to help promote his upcoming movie about Steve Jobs. Even if it was, Editor Don Whitten writes, it’s worth passing along to young and old alike as the usually non-serious Kutcher gets serious about advice for life. (August 15, 2013, Page 4A)

Small computers, hand-held phones? No way!

Technology, while wonderful, is often so much more than we ever expected. A few decades back, no one imagined laptop computers, smart cellphones, the Internet explosion, et cetera. Editor Don Whitten writes about some of the changes that have affected the newspaper world that he’d have never dreamed off during his early days as a reporter. (September 6, 2012, Page 4)

Where did all the owner’s manuals go?

One thing that’s missing, more often than not, in boxes and packages containing new products is an instruction or owner’s manual. Editor Don Whitten keeps looking for them and wondering how you’re supposed to know all about a gadget, game or whatever without those little booklets. (January 13, 2012, Page 4A)

Keeping that want of wonder

Local columnist T.J. Ray writes to say that we all should work to overcome the fact that the speed of life today seems to leave us little time to wonder. (November 17, 2011, Page 4)

Jobs’ move sparks memories of barrel of Apples

Remember your first Apple computer? Or was it, by then, called a Mac? Perhaps your first Apple product had the “i” in front of it, as in iMac, iPod, iPhone or iPad? Editor Don Whitten, after learning of Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ stepping down, recalls his first Apple computer from nearly three decades ago. (August 29, 2011, Page 4A)

Tokyo software company expands to Oxford

Axsh Co. LTD., a Japanese software technology company specializing in distributed computing solutions, announced Monday afternoon the expansion of its company to the United States with Axsh North America Inc., coming to Oxford. Michael Sullivan, CEO of Axsh North America, and Yasuhiro Yamazaki, CEO of Axsh Co. LTD., and chairman of the board for Axsh North America, presented the idea behind the new business at the University of Mississippi’s Small Business Development Center. (June 7, 2011, Page 1)

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