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Tim Cook’s Dazed and Confused Years

Tim Cook 1975:1976

If you want to see what Apple’s CEO looked like in the mid-70s, head over to Reddit, where user whitbaker has uploaded images of what appear to be Tim Cook’s yearbook from Alabama’s Robertsdale High School.

Is there news value in any of this? Nope! But you’ll probably want to click anyway. Meanwhile, since you’re here, this is not a home video of Cook and some of the other winners of the optimist oratorical contest.

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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald