Weekend tech reading: 'Don't be evil' is 'bullshit,' Adobe is lazy, says Jobs

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Steve Jobs: Google's 'don't be evil' bantra is 'bullshit,' Adobe is lazy After a big public announcement of the sort Apple had this week for the iPad CEO Steve Jobs often takes time in the day or two afterwards to have a Town Hall at One Infinite Loop, making himself available for questions from employees bold enough to stand up and take one right between the eyes. Wired

Apple makes $208 on each $499 iPad According to a bill of materials (BOM) analysis by Brian Marshall of BroadPoint AmTech, the cost of goods inside Apple's 16GB Wi-Fi-only iPad totals $270.50. That figure includes a $10 line item dedicated to manufacturing, but doesn't include another $20 set aside for under-warranty service costs. Adding the latter makes Marshall's bottom-line total $290.50. Computerworld

Wondering why you can't pre-order an iPad? It isn't legal yet You know you canít obtain an iPad for least three months, but you may not know the reason you canít even buy one in advance: Apple has not yet obtained the necessary Federal Communications Commission approval to unleash it on the nationís airwaves. Wired

Steve Jobs and the economics of elitism The more, the better. That's the fashionable recipe for nurturing new ideas these days. It emphasizes a kind of Internet-era egalitarianism that celebrates the "wisdom of the crowd" and "open innovation." Assemble all the contributions in the digital suggestion box, we're told in books and academic research, and the result will be collective intelligence. NYTimes

Google phasing out support for IE 6.0, Firefox 2.0, Safari 2.0 Google says it will cease fully supporting Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 for its Google Docs and Google Sites applications on March 1. This deadline also applies to other older Web browser versions, including Mozilla Firefox 2.0, Apple Safari 2.0 and Google's own Chrome 3.0. eWeek

How regular movies are converted to 3D Now that Avatar is officially the highest grossing movie of all time, it's inevitable that studios will continue to push 3D as the new frontier of cinema. But actually filming in 3D is prohibitively expensive. Here's how they fake it. Gizmodo

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