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Old Oct 6th 2011, 4:57 am
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PenguinSix - thank you so much for sharing that video. Steve Jobs - what a truly inspirational man. So sad to die so young.
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Old Oct 6th 2011, 11:19 am
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Originally Posted by md95065 View Post
Yes - very sad - although "nice" is not the first word that comes to mind - he was a truly great and amazing visionary who was able to actually create and market things that most people couldn't even imagine.
....or even really need.
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Old Oct 6th 2011, 11:24 am
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....or even really need.
In the NYTimes today -

"It’s not the consumers’ job to know what they want.”

Yeah. I see that.
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Old Oct 6th 2011, 1:56 pm
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He could certainly polish a turd and make people believe the turd is a must have.
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Old Oct 6th 2011, 2:51 pm
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He could certainly polish a turd and make people believe the turd is a must have.
I was looking for something nice to say about him for the occasion. But to be frank, he's the reason for another evil empire. And he didn't have to take Apple in that direction.
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Old Oct 6th 2011, 5:10 pm
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I was looking for something nice to say about him for the occasion. But to be frank, he's the reason for another evil empire. And he didn't have to take Apple in that direction.
He was not the Messiah.
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Old Oct 6th 2011, 5:12 pm
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Originally Posted by kimilseung View Post
Am I the only one that thinks the whole death-culty-thing that seems to be going on with the death of a businessman to be all a bit weird?
It's very Princess Diana 2.0 with rounded corners.
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Old Oct 6th 2011, 5:34 pm
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It's very Princess Diana 2.0 with rounded corners.
Yes, but with a lot more processing power ...
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Old Oct 6th 2011, 5:36 pm
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A visionary, good businessman, spokesman and while I dislike the fact that today's world is instant communication and devoid of physical contact because of this, I am sorry to see him pass so early. 56 is too damn early to leave this world.
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Old Oct 6th 2011, 5:55 pm
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My own theory on the success of Apple is that those in the media were all a bit too dense to get their heads around computing, Apple led their hand, those in the media, having a need for what computing could do, bought in to it (everyone is a winner). Being the media, they talked about it, we got to hear about it, and believed the hype.

Apple never seemed very visionary to me, most of the wow! media reports of new products were re-hashes of what smaller companies had done (but no wide reporting).

Visionary - absolutely not. Great Businessman - absolutely yes.

I think we will all rue the path that Jobs has taken computing, down in to more and more closed systems and none compatability.

A triumph of the media to make them all feel smug about themselves, kind of made themselves self-fulfiling early adopters.

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Old Oct 6th 2011, 6:26 pm
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I think we will all rue the path that Jobs has taken computing, down in to more and more closed systems and none compatability.
This!
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Old Oct 6th 2011, 6:27 pm
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I think we will all rue the path that Jobs has taken computing, down in to more and more closed systems and none compatability.
I don't, my hubby wouldn't have his job if it wasn't for the iphone.
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Old Oct 6th 2011, 6:35 pm
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Originally Posted by kimilseung View Post
My own theory on the success of Apple is that those in the media were all a bit too dense to get their heads around computing, Apple led their hand, those in the media, having a need for what computing could do, bought in to it (everyone is a winner). Being the media, they talked about it, we got to hear about it, and believed the hype.

Apple never seemed very visionary to me, most of the wow! media reports of new products were re-hashes of what smaller companies had done (but no wide reporting).

Visionary - absolutely not. Great Businessman - absolutely yes.

I think we will all rue the path that Jobs has taken computing, down in to more and more closed systems and none compatability.

A triumph of the media to make them all feel smug about themselves, kind of made themselves self-fulfiling early adopters.
A lot was just good timing. The internet was maturing and ready to be used for something. The ipod wasn't very revolutionary and the first gen wasn't really that good what Apple did differently was iTunes, a place to buy the music and put it on you ipod for you in a seamless way. That seamless integration is what Apple did right to capture customers.

It will be interesting to see if the Amazon Fire with its integration with Amazon's means for selling product will mean it will do better than the other more stand alone tablets out there trying to compete with the ipad.
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Old Oct 6th 2011, 6:40 pm
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I don't, my hubby wouldn't have his job if it wasn't for the iphone.
Don't be silly!
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Don't be silly!
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