Peter Kafka

Recent Posts by Peter Kafka

Hey! Famous People Like Apple, Too!

You feel a little funny talking at your Siri. But you shouldn’t, because Zooey Deschanel and Samuel L. Jackson do it:

Okay. So maybe you still feel a little funny, and/or like a self-parody. But an Apple ad is an Apple ad, so we will dutifully catalog it here.

As many people who catalog Apple ads have noted, this is the first time that Apple has used a celebrity in one of its campaigns for a very long time. The last one that the hivemind can recall: Jeff Goldblum hawking the original candy-colored iMac, back in the late 90s — way back when Apple was still pretty much a niche company:


Latest Video

View all videos »

Search »

Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work