Saturday, July 2, 2016

Interviews: Kare, Bezos, Musk, Felleisen, Gruber

Susan Kare:

Susan discusses her history with Apple and icon design, and sits down with John Gruber to talk design.

Jeff Bezos (via John Gruber):

At the 2016 Code Conference, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos talked with The Verge’s Walt Mossberg about the “gigantic” potential of artificial intelligence to change everything from shopping to self-driving cars.

There are also bits about Amazon’s retail strategy and how it thinks about Apple TV.

Elon Musk:

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk spoke with Recode’s Kara Swisher and The Verge’s Walt Mossberg at the 2016 Code Conference about his plans to send a one-way rocket to Mars in 2018.


Musk also talked about the proliferation of electric vehicle initiatives that compete with his other company, Tesla, and why autonomous cars will become the norm. He said he doesn’t see Google as a competitor, but that “Apple will be more direct.”

Matthias Felleisen (via Shriram Krishnamurthi):

We talk his history with Schemes from The Little Lisper, How to Design Programs, to Typed Racket. We also cover teaching math to middle schoolers with Bootstrap, and using programming to teach problem solving and more.

John Gruber:

“My audience is just me,” Gruber said of his Daring Fireball site, on the latest episode of Recode Media with Peter Kafka. “It’s somebody out there who’s exactly like me and isn’t writing Daring Fireball.”


On the new Recode Media, Gruber also discussed why he doesn’t want to work for a big media company; why he looks down on Apple rumor sites and other media companies that chase pageviews; and how podcasting has come to represent about half of Daring Fireball’s revenue. He also denied the claim that Apple’s top brass has much of a say in what he writes.

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