Apple CEO Tim Cook talked to Trump about immigration
(Tim Cook and Donald Trump.AP)
The most powerful people in the technology industry — including the CEOs of Apple, Microsoft, and Amazon — attended a series of meetings at the White House on Monday.
One of the meetings was a roundtable with President Donald Trump. It was the second group meeting with the president that several of the CEOs had attended since the election.
A dour-looking Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, chatted about immigration with Trump during the meeting, The New York Times’ Maggie Haberman reported on Monday.
Cook told Trump that tech employees might be worried about being targeted by Trump’s proposed executive order on immigration. Cook has previously said an Apple employee was temporarily stuck overseas when the immigration ban was enacted.
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Since Trump was elected, Cook has sent companywide emails objecting to Trump’s executive order and the administration’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change.
“I’ve heard from many of you who are deeply concerned about the executive order issued yesterday restricting immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries,” Cook wrote in a January email. “I share your concerns. It is not a policy we support.”
About Katara being a healer in LOK, 60 years can change a lot, you know.
I see this argument all the time when it comes to Katara being a healer.
First of all, what is the point of bringing Katara back at all if she has changed so drastically from the character we knew into this barely recognizable person? Katara is valuable as a character because people remembered and loved her the way that she was. Second, “60 years can change a lot” is so vague that it’s not actually an explanation. Zuko decides to join the circus at the age of 80! Aang decides to spend the rest of his life underground! Suki stays home and becomes a housewife! Hey, the years can change you, am I right? It’s not just years that change people, it’s experience. So what experience did Katara undergo that made her change this much? What kind of a life did she live that she decided to give up fighting, her primary passion as a character? Because we don’t know, and because old age doesn’t change people the same way all across the board, this leaves Katara’s change in character without any development. Why didn’t 60 years change Zuko? Or Bumi? Or Pakku? Or Sozin?
Now I’m going to digress and refute the other most common argument I hear, since I might as well get it out of the way in one go. That argument being: that there’s nothing wrong with healing people, and therefore Katara’s healing-only nature in LOK does not detract from her character.
You know what this argument is? It’s the equivalent of the New York Times obit for Yvonne Brill:
So many people defended the New York Times’ decision to focus on Brill’s cooking by saying, “There’s nothing wrong with making beef stroganoff” and “being a good cook is as important as being a rocket scientist”. Which misses the entire point. The point is that a woman worked hard to excel in a male-dominated profession despite gender-based obstacles, succeeded wildly…and then was plunked right back down into the same strict gender roles by those who remembered her. If you don’t see the problem with that in LOK’s depiction of Katara, then I don’t know what to tell you.
Chefs have changed protocols both in their professional and personal kitchens. “I boiled some beets last night at home, and I poured the water onto my tree,” Ms. Goin said.
At restaurants, cooks defrost food in the walk-in refrigerator instead of in several changes of water. Ice is dumped on plants at the end of the shift rather than melted with hot water. Dishwashers are scraping plates instead of spraying them, and packing dishes more tightly into machines.
John Cox, a chef at the Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur, became an instant folk hero among chefs on the hunt for water-saving techniques in April, when word spread that he had rigged up an air compressor to blow the food off plates before putting them in the dishwasher. He estimated that he has saved about a thousand gallons a day with the practice.
Is it time for Tim Cook to tuck in his shirt? Every time I see the Apple chief executive take the stage, as he probably will on Thursday at yet another exciting new product introduction, I can’t help wondering.
Much has been made, after all, of Apple’s recent cozying up to the fashion world: its supersecret unveiling of its watch to a few carefully chosen magazine editors last month; said watch’s introduction during New York Fashion Week; the pop-up display and dinners held in its honor during Paris Fashion Week; and its starring appearance on the cover of China Vogue’s November issue, attractively accessorized with a Céline dress and the model Liu Wen.
But as we enter the age of the wearable, might it not behoove the leader of such a brand to look the part? This is not a flippant question.
It is true that Mr. Cook does seem to have developed a signature personal style in the spirit of his predecessor, Steve Jobs, who wore a jeans-and-black-mock-turtleneck combo pretty much every time he appeared in public. To wit: a large, slightly wrinkled, untucked button-down shirt. Though the color may change (the shirt has appeared in varying shades of black, blue and even lavender), the form remains the same.
But unlike Mr. Jobs, whose look referenced a specific design language (Issey Miyake cool), Mr. Cook has a style that is more like the fashion of no fashion, to borrow an idea from George W. S. Trow. For a company that clearly wants to influence fashion, that is a confusing message to send.