Orfalea founded Kinko’s, Inc. in 1970 with a simple idea: provide products and services at a competitive price. From its modest beginnings, Kinko’s - now FedEx Kinko’s - is the world’s leading business services chain, with over 1,700 locations worldwide. Recorded: February 25, 2009
I love creativity. And today’s church needs all the creativity we can muster.
But for some, creativity has become a frilly idol. It has degenerated into a form of exhibitionism, elitism and cosmetic distraction.
Ministry celebrities promote their creative philosophies and practices in conferences, books and speeches. “The church should be the most creative entity out there,” one said. Has creativity become the goal–rather than a means to the goal?
This is Petter Forsberg. He’s just like you or me, with one important difference: he built his own Segway for €300 ($434). Granted, it doesn’t look quite as slick as Dean Kamen’s off-the-shelf self-balancing electric vehicle, but if the videos are to be believed (and there are plenty of hi-def ones to choose from), the two-wheeler moves pretty well, particularly when spinning atop old stone structures or beneath a Swedish flag. Forsberg has a breakdown of the project over on his page, which you can find in the source link — but be sure to check out the video below before heading over. It’s not the first DIY Segway we’ve seen, but darn if it doesn’t make us want to find some electric scooters to tear apart.
As a creative I’m the same way. I’m a sponge that absorbs from everywhere, then when I squeeze out a thought it’s a mix of everything I’ve soaked up, and sometimes it’s hard to tell what’s original with me. via plus.google.com
It’s only been a year and a few months since Apple’s iPad launched, but as of last quarter, it has already passed Apple’s 27-year-old Mac business in sales.
During the June quarter, Apple sold 9.2 million iPads for $6 billion in revenue. During that period, it sold 3.9 million Macs for $5.1 billion in revenue.
“We do believe that some customers chose to purchase an iPad instead of a new Mac during the quarter,” Apple COO Tim Cook just said on the company’s earnings call, “but we also believe that even more customers chose to purchase an iPad over a Windows PC.”