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April 2020

Walt Mossberg at the Pi

April 25, 2020, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Note: this will be a virtual meeting via Zoom.

Walt Mossberg returns to the Pi, in a window on your Mac or iPad or iPhone. Famed for his long-running columns in the Wall Street Journal, Mossberg has been a sharp critic, and enthusiastic admirer, of Apple products for decades. He was one of the first "serious" columnists to promote the idea of Apple technology as "good enough for real work," which might seem quaint today but at one time was highly controversial.

He has watched, and commented on, Apple's hectic development of an independent path. While it was one of the very first computer companies, virtually every publication predicted it would go bankrupt at some point in the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, or even this century. It fended off assimilation into the Microsoft collective, it outlasted all of the early competitors in the personal computer field (even IBM gave up), and in the 21st century, Apple has gone on to become the a de facto standard for over a billion mobile device users all over the planet.

And now we are in a new and different crisis: a world-wide pandemic. Walt will talk about Apple's latest products, what the pandemic means to a world-wide brand, and how long can Apple be so dependent on china? He also may talk about the joint Apple-Google project to track the spread of the Coronavirus, and the implications such a project may have on both individual privacy and global health.

Plus: he will answer questions.

Walt Mossberg

We are going to try and stream the meeting through the Pi website: https://www.wap.org/live/

If that doesn't work, look for a link via the Pi mailing list.

Please remember to use the Attendance Check-in linkhttps://drive.google.com/open?id=1J1v4kDYa4_RYpUfaBt8JXufn0byPU4XroatG9aYycEU