Andrew Batson shares a story from composer Steve Reich’s new book Conversations, about his teacher Hall Overton, who was one of the first musicians to take both jazz European traditions seriously. Reich thought very highly of Overton as a human being and a musician, and Batson was struck by this anecdote about his lessons:
I came across David Perell’s Ultimate Guide to Writing Online the other day. It’s packed with tips for building readership and connecting with people who share your interests. The way Perell sees it, writing online is a way of thinking out loud, of finding collaborators to that thinking, and of building reputation. What an enticing, paralyzing idea.
It’s really impressive how good the larger iPad Pro is — and how suddenly the machine and its software have improved. At last Apple seems to have gotten serious about building on the strengths of the iPad’s larger screen, and the 12” iPad Pro has become a real productivity machine.1
My point of comparison is an iPad Air and a Mini 2, both of which have no fingerprint reader and seem to lag while launching apps. The 12-inch Pro hardware is faster, the fingerprint reader a huge timesaver. And the machine can now multitask. In fact, I’m writing this while running update scripts for a couple of my servers — something that would have been impossible on my previous iPad Air. ↩