>> Sunday, July 8, 2012
I just watched two videos that have given me a great deal to think about. The first is a twenty-minute interview with Andrew Richards about the future of OpenCL. Andrew is the CEO of Codeplay, which makes C/C++ compiler tools for vector languages like OpenCL. He's given OpenCL a great deal of thought and I was pleasantly surprised by how optimistic he is about its future.
The second video is Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview, which is available through iTunes. I'd always thought Steve Wozniak was the brain behind the Apple PC and Jobs was just the mouth. But I was very mistaken; Steve Jobs was a serious programmer with an extraordinary technical background.
Of course, the best part of the Jobs interview is that it took place after he was let go at Apple and before he was brought back. So it's fascinating to hear his thoughts on where and why Apple went astray.