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住在日本東京的Joseph Tame,由於Apple的產品,例如iPod、MacBook與iPhone大大地改變了他的生活。尤其是iPhone,可以讓他出門不迷路,而且隨時都能取得需要的資料,並與在世界各地的親友連繫。

當然,iPhone也讓他可以用GPS軌跡在東京地圖上畫圖。

為了向Steve Jobs致敬,Joseph Tame從靖國神社開始,沿著皇居西側、經過六本木、表參道、新宿,中途則跑去神楽坂晃了一圈。最後回到了起點,讓GPS軌跡畫出了「蘋果咬一口」的圖案。

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Art of Running – A Tribute to Steve: 21KM Apple Logo

慢跑的藝術 ── 向Steve致敬:21公里的Apple標幟

It was only 5 years ago that I bought my first Apple product – a 5th Generation iPod Classic. Following that was a white Macbook in 2007: inspired by Leo Laporte’s TWIT network I decided to give podcasting a try, and looking at available options it seemed that Garageband was the way to go. I enjoyed using that MacBook so much that when the iPhone came out in the UK and Japan I was desperate to get my hands on one, and within three hours of landing back in Japan in late 2008 I was in the Softbank Store, signing up for a 2 year contract.

這只是在短短的五年前,我買了第一個Apple產品──第五代iPod classis。接著我在2007年買了白色的MacBook。由於Leo Lapote的TWIT network的啟發,我決定試試看製作podcast,而看了許多可能的選擇後,似乎Garageband是比較適合的方法。我非常喜歡使用這台MacBook,所以當iPhone在英國與日本發售時,我便急切地想入手一台。於是在日本2008下半年正式發售的三小時內,我就在Softbank店內簽下了兩年合約。

 

Well that was it. I was hooked. Since then I’ve upgraded every year, paying hefty cancellation fees on old contracts in order to have the latest and greatest. The improvements in the iPhone have enabled me to do more each year …and I’m excited to think of where it might take us in the next 5 years.

恩,就是這樣。我深深著迷了。從此之後我每年都升級,並為了舊合約支付高額的費用,來擁有最新最棒的玩意。iPhone的改進,讓我每年都能做更多的事⋯我也非常興奮的想著對未來五年後這玩意能把我們帶到哪裡去。

 

Having a iPhone really has changed my life here in Tokyo. It means I can go anywhere without getting lost, I have all my data with me at all times, I’m potentially in touch with thousands of friends and family members around the world at all times, and I have access to any information I might need to do what I need to do. Whilst I’m sure this would make a big difference back home in the UK, here in Japan it’s like a lifeline (even more so now it can warn me when an earthquake is about to hit).

擁有一台iPhone真的改變了我在東京的生活。這讓我能去任何地方而不會迷路、我可以把所有的資料隨時帶著走、可以隨時與在世界各地數以千計的朋友與家人聯繫。我可以得到任何我需要的資訊,讓我做我需要做的事。雖然我肯定,回到英國的老家時的狀況會有很大的不同,不過在日本,iPhone就像是生命線一樣(特別是現在,iPhone還可以警告我地震快來了。)

 

Oh, it also means I can broadcast marathons, and paint pretty pictures on the roads with GPS.

對了,這也表示我可以播送我的慢跑,用GPS在路上畫出漂亮的圖。

 

It’s for this that I’d like to personally show my appreciation to Steve for his vision and leadership, which has made a direct positive impact upon my life. His work has also served to revolutionise the mobile phone industry, something that was desperately needed here more than anywhere. I’d like to wish Steve all the best, and hope that his health improves fast now he’s able to focus more on getting well again.

對於這一切,我想親自表示我對Steve的遠見與領導能力的感謝,這直接影響了我的生活。他的工作同時也引發了整個手機產業的革命,世界上沒有其他地方比這裡更重要了。我想祝Steve一切順利,並希望他的健康能更快的改善。而現在,他終於可以更專注在康復上了。

 

This morning’s run, which spanned central Tokyo, took me first down the western side of the Imperial Palace, across to Roppongi, through Omotesando, then up to Shinjuku. The leaf is in Kagurazaka, and the start/finish point just by the entrance to Yasukuni Shrine.

今天上午的慢跑,橫跨了東京市中心,我先跑到的皇居西側、經過六本木、表參道,然後到了新宿,葉子的部分則是神楽坂。開始與結束點是在靖國神社的入口。

 

All stats and interactive map on Runkeeper.

所有統計資料與互動地圖都在Runkeeper上。

 

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