“Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow.”
These were the last words of the legendary Steve Jobs, according to his sister, Mona Simpson.
They were Jobs’ last words but my first words after reading his biography by Walter Isaacson titled, “Steve Jobs.”
This book gives incredible insight into the inner workings of the genius that I believe is behind much of today’s technology.
It is the story of a college dropout who built an empire and set the pace for future technological development.
Isaacson makes an incredible attempt to describe Steve Jobs’ every success and every failure.
Isaacson interviewed Jobs more than 40 times over the course of two years, enabling him to uncover the life of a man “whose passion … Read More…
The first snow storm of the season hit Saginaw at 8p.m. on Nov. 29, causing more than 40 crashes on I-75, according to local reports.
Since Michigan residents will soon face snowstorms as the winter season approaches, local law enforcement, automotive professionals and winter driving experts urge students to start preparing now.
Top 10 Winter Maintenance Tips
1.“Winter tires are going to be your best investment. If you can’t afford winter tires be sure to have the best tires rotated to the rear of the vehicle,” a Discount Tire employee said.
2.“Be sure your tire pressure is correct. Having a low tire may result in losing control since your car can be pulled side to side,” an Atlas Auto and … Read More…
Video may have killed the radio star, but the Internet might be the final blow to the landline.
SVSU is in the process of implementing an Internet phone system, commonly called VoIP (voice over Internet) for short. Instead of using traditional phone lines and phones, the Internet phones operate as network devices on an Internet network.
Connie Schweitzer, director of business services, said that the system has an advantage because it joins phone and computer networks, which makes maintenance and analytics of the system easier.
“We chose the new system because VoIP was future-looking,” she said.
The University began planning for the system back in 2008 when it learned that the existing Fujitsu system, installed in 1994, was at its … Read More…
As I sit here writing this very article, I am losing precious time that I could be using to put a few more words down in my novel for National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo.
NaNoWriMo comes each year beginning on Nov. 1st and lasting until Nov. 30th. The concept is 30 days, 50,000 words.
Any writer who successfully completes the challenge should ultimately be rewarded; first, with honors for their truly amazing time management and writing skills and second, with some pain medication for their swollen fingers.
Take it from a fellow writer: 50,000 words in one month is no easy task.
That’s 1,666 words a day, about 69 words an hour, or one word every minute.
I sometimes … Read More…
The splatter of paint on T-shirts, the sound of compressed air discharged through the barrel of a high-powered paintball gun, and the occasional welts and turf burn can be expected of most paintball clubs.
But the SVSU paintball club says it has more than that to offer.
The club meets at 9 p.m. every Monday in the Wedge Lounge.
Members have restructured the club to ensure success. The hard work has brought them closer; they pride themselves on their diversity.
“The team is like a family,” said Joey Wisniewski, business junior. “They are people you can hang out with even outside the club.”
Wisniewski has been playing paintball for eight years, two of those years for the SVSU team.
“Paintball … Read More…
Last Thursday marked the third annual National Day on Writing, a nationwide event hosted by universities throughout the U.S.
The event brought an open mic night to the rotunda, as well as a guest speaker Ashley Wiseman.
Wiseman was diagnosed with a rare neurological disorder and uses a service dog, named Maui. Her blog, “Tuesdays with Maui,” is composed of her stories and experiences living with a disability and her travels with Maui.
Wiseman also visited several classes to talk about living with a disability and how service dogs can help. Her lecture, “Using a Blog to Increase Public Awareness,” was scheduled to help writers develop in a growing digital era.
Another part of the National Day on Writing celebration … Read More…