Love, War, and the Magical Lamb-Brain Sandwiches of Aleppo, Syria

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Ugh, the embed didn’t work but it’s worth clicking through and listening to anyway. This is a great story.

I’ll read anything Adam Davidson writes for The New Yorker and this is a story that takes place when he was covering the Iraq war for National Public Radio and took a vacation to Aleppo, Syria (before Syria fell apart) with his girlfriend and while there ate the best sandwich of his life.

Interview with Andy Hertzfeld

Devon interviews Andy Hertzfeld, a member of the original Macintosh team at Apple. Hertzfeld is legendary, both as a programmer and as a regular guy. A group of us met him at Macworld in San Francisco and he took us aside and showed us a version of Switcher he was working on. He then gave us all disks with Switcher on them and told us to get back to him with feedback. I still have that disk.

Related: Switcher.

[via Steve Splonskowski]