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Jerry Seinfeld Intends to Die Standing Up

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Great article and video in the Times about Jerry Seinfeld and the creative process. The video is worth the time, but this little bit sums much of it up. Continuous work and continuous reworking until everything is insanely great.

Perhaps he’s the Steve Jobs of the Comedy world.

For Seinfeld, whose worth Forbes estimated in 2010 to be $800 million, his touring regimen is a function not of financial necessity but rather of borderline monomania — a creative itch he can’t scratch. “I like money,” he says, “but it’s never been about the money.” Seinfeld will nurse a single joke for years, amending, abridging and reworking it incrementally, to get the thing just so. “It’s similar to calligraphy or samurai,” he says. “I want to make cricket cages. You know those Japanese cricket cages? Tiny, with the doors? That’s it for me: solitude and precision, refining a tiny thing for the sake of it.”

Jerry Seinfeld Intends to Die Standing Up | via NYTimes.com

Written by Jeffery Battersby

December 20th, 2012 at 11:17 am

Remembering Steve

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Hard to believe it’s been a year.

Remembering Steve

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October 5th, 2012 at 9:59 am

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A Sister’s Eulogy for Steve Jobs

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Heartbreakingly beautiful.

A Sister’s Eulogy for Steve Jobs | via NYTimes.com & Daringfireball.net

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October 30th, 2011 at 4:41 pm

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Celebrating Steve

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Apple has posted the video from the the memorial event held at the Apple campus last week.

Celebrating Steve

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October 24th, 2011 at 8:51 am

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Pixar

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Love it.

Pixar Animation Studios

Via DaringFireball

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October 9th, 2011 at 6:45 pm

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Walt Mossberg on Steve Jobs

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Another elegant remembrance of Steve Jobs from Walt Mossberg.

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October 6th, 2011 at 12:03 pm

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Making a Dent in the Universe

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This is not the story of a talented but under-appreciated man whose products were influential while his company flailed and failed while others made billions on his good ideas.

This is a story of victory. In the end, the world embraced Apple. It embraced Steve Jobs. And the world’s a better place because he was in it.

Jason Snell’s excellent and eloquent remembrance of Steve Jobs at Macworld.com.

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October 6th, 2011 at 8:49 am

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