Artist Ryder Ripps is apparently some sort of gifted internet genius-masochist, because he's made actual the virtual icon that terrorizes us all: the OS X beach ball. You see it spin. When will it stop spinning? Stop spinning. Please stop spinning.
"Why the hell is Steve staring at that beach ball?" That was the question of the afternoon at NeXT's 1987 company retreat. "It's always about beach balls with him," they muttered derisively, "what's so interesting about beach balls?"