“What’s cooler: music or computer programming?” I asked Will.i.am, one of the founding members of the iconic hip hop band Black Eyed Peas. “Coding,” he replied instantly. “By about 10 times. A trillion times.”
That vision has produced events where Activision and the State Department, QuikSilver and the Gates Foundation rub shoulders with music industry giants. And where beauty and fashion — Diane von Furstenberg — meet brains and technology: Google Glass.
Steve Jobs can’t be at MacWorld this year. But Ashton Kutcher, who plays Steve in the upcoming film JOBS, will be. And so will his co-star, Josh Gad, who plays the other half of the dynamic duo that founded Apple in 1976, Steve Wozniak.