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Re: Steve Jobs Dies

Posted: 08 Oct 2011 14:31
by Hunchback Jack
I've only seen two interviews with Ballmer, and both were interesting. The first was right after the first iPhone launch, and he was openly skeptical about anyone buying a $600 phone that was not aimed at the business market. That, I think, was not an unreasonable position, given where the phone market was at that time.

What he failed to appreciate was that the phone would get cheaper through AT&T subsidizing the cost, and, more importantly, that people weren't buying a phone so much as a web access device and applications platform with a very user-friendly UI. That's easy to see in hindsight, but at the time, the iPhone did seem expensive for what it was - particularly when a lot of people were expecting the iPhone to be an iPod with a phone.

The second interview was just after the launch of the iPad, and it was more telling. Ballmer was again openly skeptical about the iPad, and said that "everyone will still want a PC" even if the tablet market takes off. This was incredibly short-sighted, I think; tablets like the iPad give people pretty much all the non-business features of a laptop, and are easier to use. A huge segment of the non-business PC market could well shift to tablet-only use, just as many PC gamers shifted to consoles a few years back.

Microsoft has done well in the gaming console space, but have failed to take hold in the three major product spaces that Apple dominate - music players, phones, and tablets.Ballmer's role in Microsoft may not be the same as Jobs' was in Apple, but having him display such a lack of vision in interviews does not make Microsoft look innovative.

HBJ

Re: Steve Jobs Dies

Posted: 09 Oct 2011 21:30
by JustSomeGuy
A Thing of Eternity wrote:Oh yes they are, they're just crazy ones. Being Christian doesn't require that you be GOOD at it, just that you believe in it...


Wrong.

A Thing of Eternity wrote:IF SOMEONE BELIEVES IN JESUS CHRIST (AS SAVIOUR) THEN THEY ARE CHRISTIAN, END OF STORY.


Wrong.


And, oh yeah, it's too bad about Steve Jobs... oh well.

Re: Steve Jobs Dies

Posted: 09 Oct 2011 21:51
by Ampoliros
Yeah I feel bad about his thread being hijacked by the WBC.

RIP Steve. I loved my ipod touch. (But I love my rooted android more...)

Re: Steve Jobs Dies

Posted: 09 Oct 2011 21:56
by Nekhrun
JustSomeGuy wrote:
A Thing of Eternity wrote:Oh yes they are, they're just crazy ones. Being Christian doesn't require that you be GOOD at it, just that you believe in it...

Wrong.
A Thing of Eternity wrote:IF SOMEONE BELIEVES IN JESUS CHRIST (AS SAVIOUR) THEN THEY ARE CHRISTIAN, END OF STORY.

Wrong.

Well, I guess that's it then. :roll:
Thank you Jesus for clearing up all the confusion.

Re: Steve Jobs Dies

Posted: 09 Oct 2011 22:24
by JustSomeGuy
Well, there you go.

Re: Steve Jobs Dies

Posted: 12 Oct 2011 15:15
by Freakzilla
Is it too soon to be Zombie Steve Jobs for Halloween?

All I'd need is a black turtlekneck, jeans and some make-up.

Re: Steve Jobs Dies

Posted: 12 Oct 2011 22:26
by E. LeGuille
What about a white apple, partially eaten, with the name "Steve" on it?

Re: Steve Jobs Dies

Posted: 13 Oct 2011 14:48
by Spicelon
JustSomeGuy wrote:
A Thing of Eternity wrote:Oh yes they are, they're just crazy ones. Being Christian doesn't require that you be GOOD at it, just that you believe in it...


Wrong.


Wrong.

JustSomeGuy wrote:
A Thing of Eternity wrote:IF SOMEONE BELIEVES IN JESUS CHRIST (AS SAVIOUR) THEN THEY ARE CHRISTIAN, END OF STORY.


Wrong.


Wrong.


See, I can play too!

:roll:

Re: Steve Jobs Dies

Posted: 13 Oct 2011 15:07
by Freakzilla
Spicelon wrote:
JustSomeGuy wrote:
A Thing of Eternity wrote:Oh yes they are, they're just crazy ones. Being Christian doesn't require that you be GOOD at it, just that you believe in it...


Wrong.


Wrong.

JustSomeGuy wrote:
A Thing of Eternity wrote:IF SOMEONE BELIEVES IN JESUS CHRIST (AS SAVIOUR) THEN THEY ARE CHRISTIAN, END OF STORY.


Wrong.


Wrong.


See, I can play too!

:roll:


Didn't I start a new topic for this? :?

Re: Steve Jobs Dies

Posted: 13 Oct 2011 15:08
by Serkanner

Re: Steve Jobs Dies

Posted: 13 Oct 2011 15:31
by Spicelon
My bad.

Re: Steve Jobs Dies

Posted: 01 Nov 2011 11:29
by lotek
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/20 ... last-words

Jobs, who once memorably described death as "very likely the single best invention of life", departed this world with a lingering look at his family and the simple, if mysterious, observation: "Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow."


Although the precise meaning of Jobs's ultimate utterance is hard to pin down, it will further fuel interest in a man who continues to captivate the business and creative worlds even after death.


I thought it was a joke but no, people are seriously pondering the meaning of an equivalent to "argh"

Oh well, oh well, oh well.

Re: Steve Jobs Dies

Posted: 01 Nov 2011 12:04
by Freakzilla
He got to heaven and saw that they were using Windows... oh wait... THAT'S NOT HEAVEN! :twisted:

Re: Steve Jobs Dies

Posted: 01 Nov 2011 12:26
by Omphalos
And so it goes.

Re: Steve Jobs Dies

Posted: 01 Nov 2011 12:32
by Freakzilla
Too soon?

Re: Steve Jobs Dies

Posted: 01 Nov 2011 15:22
by Serkanner
Omphalos wrote:And so it goes.


Kurt Vonnegut - Slaughterhouse 5 ... BRILLIANT novel.

Re: Steve Jobs Dies

Posted: 01 Nov 2011 15:26
by Omphalos
Serkanner wrote:
Omphalos wrote:And so it goes.


Kurt Vonnegut - Slaughterhouse 5 ... BRILLIANT novel.


Yep. Actually Vonnegut worked that little phrase into a lot of his later writings too. He uses it everytime someone dies, epsecially for those who die for stupid reasons.