The Vergecast: The beginning and end of the iPad

I really appreciate the way Nilay has pulled apart the macro and micro concerns about the newest iPad commercial. This clip in particular:

In a month, Apple is going to announce AI features across its operating systems – huge sweeping AI features from the reports we've read. [...] They want to add generative AI capabilities to the products directly. And I think what they just learned is even a hint of breaking creative stuff is bad for them. [...] It's just an ad, it's a very expensive ad, but it's not born out of a love of those things because if you truly loved those things, you would not smash them. Maybe it's just a metaphor, maybe it's silly, maybe it's just a misfire. But a month from now they're gonna launch a bunch of AI features that are trained on a bunch of creative work and they're gonna have to answer a bunch of questions about whether or not they paid for that training data and whether artists are gonna compensated for it. And when you type into GarageBand "Make me a beat in the style of... whoever" – that person gets money. And like, are you ready for this? Because the reaction to this ad suggests that you are not.

The Media's Shameful Coverage of the College Antiwar Protests

A tech billionaire is quietly buying up land in Hawaii. No one knows why.

So you think you know C?

A great little quiz, with an important post-script.

Investigating Apple's Clean Grid Forecast

Will A.I. Become the New McKinsey?

[Banging on clipboard] Ted Ted Ted Ted

Dril Is Everyone. More Specifically, He’s a Guy Named Paul.

San Francisco to LA | A Bikepacking Journey Along the Coast

Incredibly nice. The California coast is truly majestic.

What happened with Silicon Valley Bank?