Reading and Toys, 2012-09-28

Reading and Toys, 2012-09-28

  • Moneyball 2.0: The Pitching Whisperer
  • A good look at the Oakland A’s, who are giving my Rangers a run for their money, came from nothing earlier in the year.

  • Kurt Cobain: The Rolling Stone Interview
  • I’m not positive, but this might have been the last real interview Cobain gave before he died. I’ve read it before. It’s great and haunting.

  • Cheers Oral History
  • “The Best TV Show That’s Ever Been.” So says Amy Poehler, and she isn’t alone in thinking Cheers is pretty much perfect. On the thirtieth anniversary of the show’s premiere, GQ sat down with just about everyone who made it and asked them about creating Sam and Diane, the birth of Norm!, Woody Harrelson’s one-night stands, and many other secrets of what became TV’s funniest guy show of all time.

  • Apple’s Story to Tell
  • Apple is known for the marriage of beautiful hardware with competent and attractive software. Creating this exclusive atmosphere of experiential control and enjoyment, Apple has forged a hard-fought audience of discerning customers. Such success is not borne out of the mutually exclusive construction of amazing hardware or mind-blowing software, it is derived from the amalgamation of the two.

In essence, Apple’s success is derived solely from the creation and definition of a superior experience to that of its competitors