Brian Bailey Preface to the Revised Edition

Friday double-feature

In the hundreds of thousands words written about today's launch of the iPhone, I've seen very few about a fascinating twist - today is also the debut of the Pixar/Disney film Ratatouoille. Though the iPhone is clearly dominating the news, both the phone and the movie have received terrific reviews. The New York Times calls Ratatouille "one of the most persuasive portraits of an artist ever committed to film." and the Wall Street Journal writes, "The film sustains a level of joyous invention that hasn't been seen in family entertainment since The Incredibles."

When have we seen such an amazing run of success in two wildly different fields? iMac, Mac OS X, iTunes, iPod, Powerbook/MacBook and iPhone. Toy Story, Bug's Life, Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, and Cars.

It's a good day to be Steve Jobs.

Postscript: By the way, thanks, Scoble, for making me and every other dad in America seem completely lame! Scoble and his son Patrick are first in line at the Apple Store in Palo Alto after camping out for the last 24 hours.